Patient Comments: E. Coli - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with your E. coli infection?

Comment from: Francisca, Female (Patient) Published: December 20

Body aches and a milk-like discharge with odor.

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Comment from: 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 25

I went through four bouts of diarrhea in 4 weeks before I got the E. coli diagnosis.

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Comment from: Ababb, 7-12 Female (Caregiver) Published: November 06

My 11 year old son had a sore on the back of his thigh and was treated for staph for almost a week. It gradually grew and got very red. No fever, diarrhea, vomiting, nothing. He was admitted to the hospital, cultured, and it was found to be E. Coli! They had him on IV antibiotics for a couple of days and oral antibiotics for a week. He seemed fine for almost two weeks but now has blood in his stool so back to the doctor we go tomorrow.

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Comment from: rlc1219, 13-18 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 16

My 14 year old daughter had severe back pain for four days, then woke with 104.5 fever. She had vomiting and dizziness. Her PCP sent her to the hospital and she was admitted for IV fluids and antibiotics. Testing showed a kidney infection caused by e coli.

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Comment from: RWM, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

Diarrhea, positive fecal occult tests, symptoms at ten day mark now, no fever, mild case of E. coli but gone on longer than expected.

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Comment from: 3-6 Female Published: June 21

I have a 5 year old girl with the E. Coli infection. She wakes up fine in the morning, but as the day goes on as she eats she gets sick with stomach cramps. By the late evening she's vomiting and very sick off and on. Half of the night she wakes up and again she's fine the next morning. We are on day number 4 of this.

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