I could not believe when I read your post it is exactly what I have as well! I have had sinus drainage for two weeks, then I got the diahrrea, then the yellow-orange stool!! But with no other symptoms. I have been wondering if a trip to the doctor is in order or if it's just all the drainage coming out....any help or words of wisdom your doctor gave you would be more than appreciated.
I have been dealing with chronic diarrhea. Sometimes with stool, some without and I am convinced that mine is the result of having sinus/allergy drainage in my stomach. I have had those stools that you have described as well.
As for the dog, you might have caught a virus from it. It's possible.
Try an anti-histamine. That might help.
Did you ever find out what was wrong? I have had diarrhea like you said for about a week. No sinus problems but this morning I woke up with a very bad sore throat. Other than that I don't even feel sick! I can't get in to the doctor until Wednesday. Please help.
had the runs for two months. dr thinks it could be microscopic colitis but i cant afford the biopsy so its just a guess. this ailment is most common in women in their 40's. the only symptoms are watery diarrhea and sometimes cramps. antibiotics help but symptoms come right back when stopped. i felt better this past week. i started to take probiotics twice a day and eat yogurt with lunch. if i am running to the bathroom a take imodium.i also take 4-6 pepto bismal chewables during the day. the pepto made a huge difference.
Actually you can contract Giardia from dog feces. No need to call people idiots. I would check facts before you post.
Some viruses can be transferred from an animal. swine flu, bird flu we get them even though they come from animals. Of course viruses have completely different DNA strands than humans other wise they would be human. The virus provides their own RNA or DNA to replicate and the host cell provides the energy and resources. Giardia lamblia is a protozoan disease not a virus. It is found in water contaminated by animal carriers.
Rabies is another virus that is zoonotic meaning it can be transferred from one species to another.