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How to determine the difference between antibiotic side effects and colitis?

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Dr. Robert Uyeda answered

Specializes in General Surgery

Colitis caused by c. Difficile is usually more severe than diarrhea caused by antibiotic side effect and does not go away when you stop the medication. To be sure, you need to have your stool tested for c. Difficile, if your diarrhea persists or abdominal pain, fever, or bloody diarrhea occurs.

Answered May 2, 2013



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