E coli

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I have heavy growth of e coli and some rashes on the face.pls is it the bacteria causing it

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
where is the E coli?

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

where is this heavy growth of Escherichia coli? E coli is a common bacterium in the intestine and sometimes it contaminates the urine (particularly in women). It's not a common pathogen in skin infections. Streptococcus and Staphylococcus...

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My 22 month old son came down with what was though to be petechiae from a virus. His CBC drawn 4 weeks ago was completely normal (platelets, WBC, Hgb ALL normal) but was covered from head to toe in petechiae. They are non blanching pin prick sized reddish purple (some are brownish) spots. 2 weeks after the first CBC was drawn I became concerned because the petechiae weren't going away at all! They maybe were not worse but certainly not any better. Because of this, I took him to see my pediatrician locally and she ordered a repeat CBC w/ diff. This also came back completely normal. Keep in mind he has NO symptoms. No fever, No loss of appetite, and he is acting completely normal. Only odd issue is intermittant diarrhea here and there. Not severe just soft stools maybe once or twice every couple of days but also has some BM that are formed. Ped did an occult stool test and said he had slight traces of C. Diff and E. Coli but nothing major. Because his second CBC came back normal my pediatrician is not concerned. However, now we are going on almost 5 weeks of full body petechiae! Even new petechiae are appearing as the old ones fade so it looks as if he is not getting any better. How can he have petechiae with a normal platelet count? I consulted 3 physicians through this website who were very helpful. One was a pediatrician and the other a hematologist. They both felt there was not real cause for concern due to the 2 normal CBC's.If this is being caused by a virus then how long could a virus last in him and cause this? its been 5 weeks now of petechiae! So I am hoping you can provide me more insight. Also, could a GI infection such as e coli or c diff cause his body to react with petechiae? Thank you.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
E coli probable cause of infection else skin condition called vasculitis.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.
I can very well understand your concern but you can relax.
All normal CBC reports primarily rule out any blood related disorder....

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Hi, I have taken 5tablets of nexdom 500 after drinking alcohol, then I have stomach pain like cramps. I have not discussed with Dr that I have taken the medicines, the dr found ulcers and prescribed the medicines after 1week of medicine I have bleeding and cloting in my urine, the emergency doctors have prescribed the different antibiotics. I have done a urine culture after 10 days and still exist the e coli bacteria. They have changed my medines again and tomorrow is my repeat urine test, I have also a pituitary tumors which increases prolactin levels found in last year. What can I do now?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Drink plenty of fluids; upload urine culture report...

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

E coli is sometimes a contaminant and not the precise cause of infection. I would like to know the colony count of E coli. If you have urine culture report, please upload it here.

I assume you are speaking...

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I have had a semen culture and it shows presence of staphylococcus aureus and e Coli. What is the recommended treatment given my sensitivity to antibiotics.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Take following antibiotics.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have done your semen culture which revealed Staphylococcal and E Coli infection .The organisms are sensitive to Doxicycline and Nitrofurantoin....

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Hi I have a question about E. coli ? How much bacteria cases E. coli? And what happens if your swallow your own?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
E coli normally present in colon

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Welcome to healthcare-Magic
Greetings of the day

Dear Ms

Many of the bacteria ingested orally are destroyed by protective mechanism of body like hydrochloric acid of stomach. It is naturally secreted to help in food digestion , it...

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hi my son has a small bruise of 0.2cm on his pinna to the left ear. he is 10 months old as is currently on trimethoprim treating for an E coli UTI.is it concern

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Bruise on ear

Detailed Answer:
Hello. I just read through your question.

The bruise on the ear will in no way affect treatment for the UTI. It is not a source of concern and you can continue treatment safely.

Feel free to ask further.
Regards...

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I have recurrence UTI problem. previously there was bleeding with E coli infection. PSA level increased to 49. After taking antibiotic PSA level became normal <4. Flexible cystoscopy result. Prostrate size normal, high up bladder neck. Bladder neck diliated . After that frequent Ecoli infection is there. Now adays I am taking Tracfree , Flotral D. Urine flow normal 29/896.Kindly advice so that I can lead healthy life

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Continue taking medications

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Thanks for your query ,based on the facts that you have posted it appears that you have recurrent UTI

I shall be happy if you can post me few more details to help me in making comments on your problem
1) Have you done all the tests...

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hello doc.I want to know the cause of E.Coli infection and the complications.
after taking the medication is it really necessary to check if the bacteria is still present in the urine?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
No need if symptoms improved and antibiotics taken completely

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking

I read your question and i understand your concern. E coli in urine is very common and nasty bug. Usually coital habits, toilet habits and poor hygiene introduce the infection.

With...

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Sir, My father was giving complain from last 3 month that he is having pain in his kidney now from the last 10 days he his unable to move due to pain. it is also found that he is having e coli. we are giving him drug AMITAX 250 mg through IV. please guide.

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doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
It could be Kidney Infection.

Detailed Answer:
HI
Thanks for posting your query to Healthcaremagic.

You have mentioned he has pain in kidney , kindly mention which side ?

Also you have told he has E coli , kindly let me know from where E Coli was detected .

His pain could be due to...

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How much weakness can Ecoli cause when its in the Bladder and Blood?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Depends upon severity of the infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome

I appreciate your concern

Weakness depends on the severity of the infection and whether marked septicaemia is present or not.

Kindly answer the following to advise accordingly

Have you tested positive for e coli...

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