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How Long Does The Stool Test For Clostridium Dificile Take
Testing for C.diff: Each lab varies, and there are a number of different tests that can be performed to assay for c.Difficile, but generally the turn-around time to get back a result on a c.Difficile stool toxin reading is one to two days. ...Read more
Clostridium difficile is also known as Clostridium Difficile infection. 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
Would a occult bld stl i test show a clostridium difficile infection or is this just a test to show blood in stools?
Why?: Do you have diarrhea? There is no need for the test unless you have diarrhea. About 3% of the people carry the bug without any ill effects. Unneeded tests cause unneeded treatments and complications of treatments. If you must, ask your doctor for the test. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 19 months old son has mucus in his stools. in december 2013 he was diagnosed mith colitis and clostridium difficile there is no blood seen.
Your question?: I don't know what your question is, but you need to take your son to your pediatrician promptly for further evaluation. C. diff has a nasty way of recurring and just because "no blood is seen" doesn't mean there's no blood in his stool. I certainly hope the mucus isn't a sign of something serious, but you need to find out for certain. Best wishes. ...Read more
C.diff treatment: Interesting you know about how effective stool donations can be for helping C. diff patients. It works very well. C. diff is a horrible and devastating disease, killing up to 15% of victims according to the CDC. You may want to freeze your own stool if you're worried about it or concerned for a relative. Obviously keeping that separate from food is a must. There are no labs doing this yet. ...Read more
Had clostridium difficile, toxin a and b. Was cured and test show all are negative. Diarrea continues what can I do?
Recovering from clostridium difficile colitis. Still have no appetite. Or energy. About how long until i get these back?
Variable: If you are being treated with antibiotics, particularly with Metronidazole (flagyl), your appetite may not correct until you are off this. Any severe infection can suppress appetite and the time necessary for recovery with vary widely. Good luck and hope you recover quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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