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Methuen, MA
A 26-year-old female asked:

As child had c diff. ulcerative colitis from antibiotics for urinary infections. could this be reason i get painful stools that bleed now as adult?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Odd situation: It is not rare for someone to get colitis from C.difficile , but to cause ulcerative colitis would be.That label is usually reserved for a lifelong process that is rarely seen in kids, I never did in > 30 yrs of pediatric practice.Painful and bloody stools require proper evaluation in adults for best outcome.The y can arise from infections, constipation, cancer or true inflammatory bowel disease.
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