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can healthy people get c diff

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Unrelated: Clostridium difficile is present in the normal colon. Disease often occurs when antibiotics wipe out other normally present bacteria and allow cl. Di ... Read More
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Unrelated factors: C diff: bacteria that normally lives in many peoples colons. Can be dormant (spores). When "peaceful co-existence" is unbalanced, c diff can overgrow, ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Janet Roberto
36 years experience Family Medicine
C Diff recurrence: C Diff can reoccur, but usually related to antibiotic use. Easily treated with medication. So please try not to worry if no symptoms of diarrhea.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
37 years experience Family Medicine
Usually antibiotics: C.Difficile is a common bacteria that can cause problems when the normal bacteria of the gut/intestines is wiped out. This can happen with any antibio ... Read More
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
25 years experience General Surgery
Clostridium dfficile: C. diff is not caused by stopping antibiotics but is an opportunistic infection that happens because of taking antibiotics. Antibiotics can eliminate ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
C.diff: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/c-difficile/symptoms-causes/syc-20351691 Please refer to this link for the information you wanted about ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
28 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: If you get exposed to more antibiotic therapy, your risk will increase. I think it will also depend on how healthy your digestive track is after your ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tony Trpkovski
28 years experience Internal Medicine
C diff: Clostridium difficille bowel infections can happen anytime and re infection can happen despite being fully treated. If your having symptoms go see you ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
Antibiotics/Yes,,,: Antibiotics are the main reason for a c diff infection as c diff is present in your intestines and is relatively harmless unless an antibiotic wipes o ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Usually @1- 2 days: Check with your doctor.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Rosan
46 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Recommendations are to receive a Tetanus booster every 10 years as needed. A simple puncture wound or a burn is an indication for the Booster. You a ... Read More
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