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A 65-year-old female asked:

How long is c.diff contagious? in a household not nursing home or hospital?

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Dr. Ali Saberi
Internal Medicine 20 years experience
Depends: after initial diagnoses, if repeat stool test 5-7 days later is negative then u are nor contagious, but cdiff has spores, and if those spores stay in the colon, especially diverticula, then you can shed spores; u may not have the colitis while the spores are dormant. Hand washing with soap and water is key.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How long is one considered contagious with c diff?

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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
48hr : After resolvement of diarrhea or other symptoms.

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