I have been told that I have an infection called coliform. Does anybody know what this means and is it very serious. Question
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replied January 19th, 2004
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prostatitis literally means "inflammation of the prostate gland due to infection." most urologists see at least one case of either acute or chronic prostatitis a day. Acute prostatitis means you have a fresh infection and the symptoms come on suddenly. In chronic prostatitis, the condition has existed over a long period of time. Classic symptoms include painful urination, painful ejaculation, and pus and/or blood in the urine. One of the most common causes of prostatitis is coliform bacteria. (escherichia coli, or e. Coli, is a strain of coliform bacteria.) coliform bacteria can travel from your colon (where there are always large amounts) into your bladder, urethra, or prostate. When you're constipated, you're especially vulnerable to higher levels of the bacteria, which will hitchhike to your reproductive organs through your lymphatic system or bloodstream.
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replied January 19th, 2004
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Thank you for your reply. I got this infection when I went in hospital for an ectopic pregnancy. Then after I had been discharged my wound became infected and opened up, I had two holes where the stitches had been. First of all I had an infection called pseudomous or something like that then I got this infection.

Is is very serious or nothing to worry about.
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replied December 9th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. E coli is coliform. Its not worrisome and easily manageable.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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Khan
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