A 40-year-old female asked:
hx of cdiff 4mo clear. had uti. symptoms of cdiff but test neg. (molecular test) what else could be going on? have appnt w new dr. bc pc & gi not helping.
3 doctor answers
Dr. Martin Raff answered
55 years experience Infectious Disease
C. difficile: The tests are not entirely reliable. If you are having recurrent symptoms after previously having C. diff colitis it may be necessary to retreat you regardless of the results of stool testing. Although it is possible that you are having some other form of antibiotic-induced diarrhea this is less likely. Stick with your new doctor and hope you get better soon.
Answered on Jun 18, 2014
Dr. Robert Roaney answered
60 years experience Family Medicine
C DIFFICILE SYMPTOMS: There are several organisms which can cause symptoms similar to C Difficile including Staph Aureus, Klebsiella, C Perfringens, Candida, and Salmonella. Stool samples should be collected and sent to lab for studies. There are also non-infectious causes of similar symptoms; colitis. Your gastroenterologist would be able to pursue these studies including colonoscopy if needed.
Answered on Jul 6, 2015
Dr. Cornelius Dooley answered
34 years experience Internal Medicine
See how it goes: Potentially still C.diff (retest to be sure), but unlikely; could be post-infestious diarrhea, which may become chronic; probiotics, no sugar, low refined carbs, and see how it goes;
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
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