Pseudomonas in stool can indicate an infection or overgrowth in the gastrointestinal tract. While not a common gut pathogen, Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause problems, particularly in immunocompromised individuals. Its presence in stool may signal an imbalance in gut flora or a more serious underlying condition, especially when accompanied by gastrointestinal symptoms....


What does elevated Pseudomonas levels in stool mean?

Elevated levels of Pseudomonas species may occur in inflammation of the intestine. Elevated levels can lead to diarrhea and loose stool.

Who Would Who Would Benefit from Testing for Pseudomonas in stool?

Testing for Pseudomonas in stool is beneficial for those with persistent gastrointestinal issues, especially if immunocompromised or after a recent hospital stay. This includes patients with chronic gut diseases, those who have undergone recent antibiotic therapy, and individuals with a history of hospital-acquired infections.

Symptoms of Pseudomonas in Stool

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Possible fever if the infection is severe

Common Reasons for Pseudomonas Overgrowth in Stool

  • Compromised immune system
  • Recent antibiotic use disrupting gut flora
  • Hospitalization, particularly in intensive care units
  • Chronic gastrointestinal disorders

Test(s) that measure/test for Pseudomonas

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