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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 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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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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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

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