E. coli infection

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What is E. coli infection?

Escherichia coli, or E. coli, are bacteria found in the environment, foods, and the gut of people and animals. However, some strains of E. coli may cause an infection, some symptoms include, diarrhea, cramping, nausea and vomiting.

Common symptoms reported by people with E. coli infection

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with E. coli infection

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
E. coli infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Migraine)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
E. coli infection (1)

Data from patients with E. coli infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with E. coli infection

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (9 evaluations)
Side effects
balance problems breathing difficulty 10 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
projectile vomiting sinus bradycardia
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Amoxil)
Perceived effectiveness
for E. coli infection (1 evaluation)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
E. coli infection (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
stomach pain
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Excedrin Migraine)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Augmentin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
E. coli infection (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with E. coli infection, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has E. coli infection on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 8
40s 3
50s 12
60s 7
70+ 3
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 2
20-29 years 3
30-39 years 0
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 2
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

81% Female
19% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 9
Not Diagnosed 4

These charts show data from E. coli infection patients who have completed their condition history
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