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A 38-year-old female asked:

Diagnosed with ibs-d. have had c diff three times. been clear 1 1/2 yrs. will diarrhea from ibs cause c diff? i panic every time i get diarrhea!

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
IBS-D: No need to panic - IBS-D does not cause any other disease. C diff can happen to anyone, but in an immunocompetent host such as you appear to be there needs to be a trigger such as antibiotics to disturb the GI flora enough that C diff bacteria can take over.

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