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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?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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 .

In brief: 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 .
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