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Does c diff cause mental loss?

Does c diff cause mental loss?

No: C. Diff infects the colon and causes inflammation, or "colitis, " whih leads to diarrhea. It does not have any direct effect on the brain, if that is what is meant by "mental loss.". ...Read more

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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Clostridium Difficile (Definition)

C. Diff, it is a spore forming bacillus that when the micro environment of the colon is modified by antimicrobials, it can germinate and elaborate a toxin causing pseudo membranous colitis, ...Read more


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Can C.Diff cause headache on one side?

Can C.Diff cause headache on one side?

Head ache: Head ache when you have c.difficle colitis probably a coincident. ...Read more

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Can c diff cause your appendix to be inflamed?

Can c diff cause your appendix to be inflamed?

Rare: Any infection , by any bug (bacteria ), results in swelling of mucosa that blocks lumen will result in appendicitis . C.Diff involves entire colon isolated infection is rare. ...Read more

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Can c diff cause symptoms so mild that you only have diaherra loose soft bms a couple times a day. Like 2-3?

Possible but not: Common. If you have been exposed to c diff. You can see our doctor and he could order a stool for c diff. If they think it is indicated. ...Read more

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Ibs from c. Diff? Can c diff cause ibs?

Ibs from c. Diff? Can c diff cause ibs?

IBS/C. Diff: Small percentage of patients will have linger symptoms after an episode of c. Diff infection or any intestinal infection chronically. This is known as post-infectious ibs. Suggest to work closely with your GI specialist to rule out other causes (recurrent or incomplete treatment of infection) and treat your symptoms accordingly. ...Read more

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Can c diff cause your stool to smell like metal?

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. ...Read more

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Does C-diff cause pain similar to ibd? During colonoscopy, can C-diff look like UC and or Chrohns or will it visibly look different?

Does C-diff cause pain similar to ibd? During colonoscopy, can C-diff look like UC and or Chrohns or will it visibly look different?

Can: C diff generally watery diarrhea, can be painful, with fever. Can be mild or severe, with bleeding, toxicity, even life threatening. Causea inflammation, may look ,like IBD (often looks different). IBD is risk factor for C diff (even in absence of antibiotic use). Need to exclude it in sudden flares of IBD . ...Read more

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Can c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

Can  c diff cause short-term memory problems in an 87 yr old with no previous memory problem?

I do not think: Of c diff per se. However, any acute illness in an elderly patient can result in cognitive deficits. If it is related to the stress of the illness and changes in routine it will likely improve as the patient does. ...Read more

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All Started since I started taking clindamycim I have watery diarrhea. It always feels like I have to go. Bloating and discomfort/pain in lower ab. Is there anything other than c.diff cause?

All Started since I started taking clindamycim
I have watery diarrhea.
It always feels like I have to go.
Bloating and discomfort/pain in lower ab. Is there anything other than c.diff cause?

Need to be tested: We don't know what you are taking Clindamycine for.I suggest you consult your doctor and get tested foe C Diffici.You will have to give your stool specimen for it If positive you will need treatment for it ...Read more

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Can C diff cause appendicitis? Does Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) effect testing of C diff?

Can C diff cause appendicitis? Does Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) effect testing of C diff?

C Diff: To my knowledge there is no case report of C. Difficile causing acute appendicitis. Taking Pepto-Bismol should not have any effect on testing on the status of Clostridium Difficile infection. ...Read more

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Can c diff cause pain and weight loss? My dr is testing me for c diff, h pylori, and o and p.How long does it take to get results

Maybe.: C diff can cause wt loss and pain, but usually those symptoms parallel the severity of the diarrhea. H pylori and o+p are also unlikely but possible causes of pain and wt loss. Really depends upon your symptoms and history. Test turn around time is something you should ask your doc or your lab. ...Read more

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Does meds for c. Diff cause you to have more diaherra? Also i been peeing so much. Like every 30min. I was released from hospital. Said stay hydrated.

C. difficile: No, the medications should not be causing diarrhea. C; diff colitis can be very difficult to cure and you should go back to your doctor, as progression of this disease can be fatal. Do not know whether your polyuria is related to the volumes of liquids you are taking, but your doctor can help with this. ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a mild c diff infection caused by antibiotics to progress into a severe infection. How long until it's life threatening?

How long does it take for a mild c diff infection caused by antibiotics to progress into a severe infection. How long until it's life threatening?

Depends: Most do not turn into life threatening infections. However, it does happen. It depends on the age, condition, risk factors that the patient has. ...Read more

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Wat are the main meds that can cause c diff? Can u get c diff without taking meds?

Antibiotics/Yes,,,: Antibiotics are the main reason for a c diff infection as c diff is present in your intestines and is relatively harmless unless an antibiotic wipes out other bacteria that compete with it there. Clindamycin among others is a common cause of this. Since it's in your gut and in hospitals it's possible to have at least a mild infection of this without meds. Best of luck. ...Read more

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Will maalox cause c. Diff?

No: There is no evidence that maalox causes c. Diff. Antibiotics are associated with the development of c. Diff. ...Read more

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Which antiobotics more likely cause c diff? Is there a list i can see? Or can you name some.

Any ant-biotic can,: The risk is higher w/ broad-spectrum antibiotics - those aimed at a wide range of bacteria it is also higher w/ multiple antibiotics or using antibiotics for a long time. Probiotics can help and most folk do get better when they stop use. Your dr needs to find the best tx for you or you need to find the best doctor who will. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/clostridium-difficile-colitis. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Zandman
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Clostridium Difficile Infection (Definition)

Clostridium difficile is a bacteria that can cause intestinal infection and diarrhea. It more commonly ...Read more