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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Can be serious: The illness may be mild and can self cure, but if you are seriously sick, don't bet your life on a probiotic. Wishing a speedy recovery.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
Flagyl or Vancomycin: Clostridium difficile colitis is treated with a 10-14 day course of oral Flagyl or vancomycin. Unfortunately relapses occur in 25-30% of treated pat ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe, but...: Perhaps, but i don't think i'd want to take the risk, since c. Difficile infection can cause very serious problems, even death.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Lymphocytic colitis: Most physicians haven't much experience with lymphocytic colitis, but your gastroenterologist would know much more about it and the odds of its recurr ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
One episode: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: The circumstances you described are consistent with elimination of C diff and cure. Have a healthy diet, exercise, drink plenty of water, have safe se ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Yes, more antibiotic: Presumably, you're referring to c difficile colitis. First, stop the offending antibiotic. Second, if that isn't enough, consider oral metronidazole. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
Cured: It is an infectious process and can be eliminated completely with appropriate therapy. As far as we know it does not cause any type of cancer.
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A 69-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
See your doctor: Diarrhea may also be caused by infection by bacteria , infections by other organisms, eating foods that upset the digestive system, allergies to certa ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Faustino
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Infection: Also known as closteridium diff colitis, this is an infection that was once uncommon and seen only in very sick hospitalized patients. It is ironicall ... Read More
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