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A 23-year-old male asked:

docs said have c diff. before meds stool was soft loose. put on meds now runny and smelly. this normal?

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Possible: Antibiotics themselves have diarrhea as a side effect, so this is possible, but if your condition is getting worse, don't delay and call your doc.

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A 18-year-old female asked:

What does it mean when I have green acidic stool shortly after having c. Diff?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Does not mean anythi: It does not mean anything and is just co incidence.
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A 23-year-old male asked:

C diff. Scared to eat. Everything comes out soft loose. Will it start to form hard again. Time frame guess. Does it get worse before better stool wise?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
C. diff colitis: This colon infection comes from a spore, that can hang around in your colon. Usually its easily treated with oral antibiotic flagyl. Once on treatment the diarrhea should slowly resolve. However recurrent c. Diff does occur. If diarrhea returns or persists, then you need additional stool samples and longer time on antibiotic, up to 8 weeks. Stay in touch with your doc, report your symptoms.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can a doctor tell by yellow stool that you have c diff?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joel Gallant
Infectious Disease 36 years experience
No: You can only tell from a stool test.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Is stool always yellow if you have c diff?

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Dr. Daniel Zandman
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
No: Stool infected with c. Diff can be many different colors - yellow, green, brown. You can't diagnose it by color.
A 23-year-old female asked:

Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Stool odor: There are many doctors who feel that they can diagnose cl. Difficile by the odor of stool, but do not know that the smell is metallic. The best thing to do is to have it tested.

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