10 Symptoms of E. Coli Infection

3 Bloody stool

Some strains of E. Coli are particularly aggressive – they cause the destruction and bleeding of the colon lining. As a result, there are traces of blood in the stool. The destruction of the lining opens a whole new world of problems for the patient; bacteria can break into the blood causing septicemia and sepsis. Besides severe water loss, the patient now faces blood loss as well.

Infections from such strains have a potential to trigger severe and even life-threatening complications, so if you have bloody stools it’s recommended to seek immediate attention of trained health professionals to find out the cause.

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Dr Aleksandar Grbović is a medical doctor from the Belgrade University, Faculty of Medicine. He is passionate about promoting medicine by bridging the gap between the patient’s and doctor’s point of view. Currently working in the biggest Occupational Medicine Institute in Serbia and attending the Radiology residency program.


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