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A 35-year-old female asked:

i have vomiting, abdominal distention, diarrhea. upper/lower scopes, ok. stool test ok but "normal enteric flora not present". what does that mean?

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Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
Hospital-based practice 21 years experience
Possib C. Diff Colit: There's a condition called C. Diff colitis, when exposure to antibiotics or other "toxins" wipes out the usual bacteria (enteric flora) present in your intestines. When this happens, a bacteria called C. Diff can overgrow, causing colitis (colon inflammation). Usually, C. Diff is detected on stool tests but you have to look for them specifically (C. Diff toxin EIA). Use HealthTap Prime or TTYD.

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Last updated Jan 31, 2017

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