A routine stool microscopy test is generally done to determine the cause of gastrointestinal infection, allergy, or other problems. Here, a stool sample is collected and then looked under the microscope for blood cells, pus cells, or pathogens.
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What to do if there are worms in your child's poop and urine?
Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years and 3 months old. Nowadays, we are seeing that she is wetting her bed. We checked urine RE. Everything shows normal. But we find that a tiny white worm is dancing in her stool and urine although after a regular checkup she has taken syrup Zentel (2 teaspoons). Pl... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concerns. These worms are due to worm infestation in the intestine and as a result, when they come from the anal region, they probably crawl to the vaginal area, and that is why you are seeing worms in the urine too. You need to give Bandy plus sy... Read Full »
My 7-month-old-child poops more than 20 times a day. What is the cause?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 7 months old. She keeps pooping. She at least poops 20 diapers a day. Why? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. A baby of 7 months old passing stools of around 20 times a day is not normal. There are some diseases which can cause this type of symptom. The possibility of celiac disease should be ruled out. In celiac disease, there is an allergy to glut... Read Full »
Is chewing sponge an indication of any deficiency in a child?
Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 11 years old, is found to chew sponge. She will not swallow but used to chew it. Could it be due to any deficiency? Otherwise, she is normal and healthy. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 11 year old child chewing sponge could be due to two possible reasons which are as follows; This could be a habitual thing. It has been noticed in some children that they have a habit of chewing things, lip-smacking, making noisy sounds during breathing, etc. For these... Read Full »
Tests for stomach pain revealed a high eosinophil count. What to do?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a stomach ache from the last two months. It got worsened last week and I was admitted to a hospital. A lot of tests were done. The CBC revealed eosinophilia. The gastroscopy revealed an edematous duodenum. A duodenal biopsy was taken. I have attached my biopsy report. I want to u... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your biopsy report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and the findings were normal. There is nothing to be worried about. You will need to use PPI's (proton pump inhibitors) to improve your symptoms. Regarding your eosinophilia, it ... Read Full »
What are the precautions for a tapeworm infection?
Query: Hello doctor, I have severe Crohn's disease, which is not under control. I ate a piece of medium rare steak with tapeworm in it, and I am terrified that I may have got tapeworm infection. I have tried puking, but not much came out as my body does not process things completely before passing it on. I... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Tapeworm infection occurs by ingesting the eggs, not by an adult worm. The ingested egg complete their life cycle in the host. The symptoms of tapeworm infection are varied, and it depends on the site of infection, for example, seizures in the case of CNS (central nerv... Read Full »
I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. ... Read Full »
Can I give two doses of Albendazole to my 1.5-month-old baby in a short interval?
Query: Hi doctor, My son is 1 year 5 month old now. He was treated with Albid suspension for worm before two months. Again he has same symptoms of worm infection now. What can I do? Is it safe to give him Albid or other medicine for worm within short interval of two months? Please suggest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, you can give him Albid (Albendazole) 10 ml at night before sleep. But, I suggest you to give syrup Bandy Plus (combination of Albendazole and Ivermectin) 10 ml at night before sleep. Because, Albid contains only Albendazole while Bandy Plus contains Albenda... Read Full »
Why do I have recurrent upper abdominal pain after eating?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from an upper abdominal pain. It feels like winding as if I am being kicked repeatedly. I feel this pain mainly after I eat. It all started last week, but it was very mild for two days. But, then it got much worse the next day. Then next day, the pain became so bad that ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from an ailment called as gastroenteritis. It is also commonly referred to as stomach flu. The gastrointestinal tract, which comprises of the small intestine and stomach gets inflamed. Gastroenteritis is indicated by the symptoms such as diarrhea, ac... Read Full »
How can I know the reason for blood in my stool?
Query: Hi doctor,I got blood in the stool. I was doing a job in night shift and daily I ate guava and papaya. Please help. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The stool sample should be sent for microscopic examination, routine and microscopy, to see if it is blood or not. It could be colitis or gastroenteritis. The stool test will make it clear whether there is an infection or it is just due to the disturbed gastrointestinal ... Read Full »
How to manage my 18-month-old child passing stool with blood often?
Query: Hi doctor, My child is 18 months old with a weight of 10 kilograms. He passed stool after 3 to 4 days and it was not too hard. He was not willing to eat and so we did a little bit of forced feeding. He is a very active child. Twenty days back, he passed stool after three days. I saw a bloodstain on... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like dysentery. He needs to take a course of antibiotics for seven to ten days. Please mention whether he has a previous history of constipation. Please mention whether he has any perianal rash or any trauma in the anal region. It often occurs in constipation. ... Read Full »