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Went to see mom on her birthday. She wasn't herself. Now on the phone she says she has c diff infection. Should I go back and see her doctor?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Sure, get info

If you don't have enough info about c.
Diff in general, or your mom's case specifically, of course you should go back to her doctor (or at least a phone call) to find out what's what with her, what precautions you, she, and any other caregivers need to take to prevent this from becoming chronic or spreading to others.

In brief: Sure, get info

If you don't have enough info about c.
Diff in general, or your mom's case specifically, of course you should go back to her doctor (or at least a phone call) to find out what's what with her, what precautions you, she, and any other caregivers need to take to prevent this from becoming chronic or spreading to others.
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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes if symptomatic

C. Difficile infection can cause a bloody diarrhea and painful cramping.
It is primarily a hospital acquired infection, but this is changing and more cases are sprouting up in the community. It is treated with antibiotics, which one depends of area resistance patterns. If you have developed diarrhea yourself after visiting your mother, you should be seen by your doctor.

In brief: Yes if symptomatic

C. Difficile infection can cause a bloody diarrhea and painful cramping.
It is primarily a hospital acquired infection, but this is changing and more cases are sprouting up in the community. It is treated with antibiotics, which one depends of area resistance patterns. If you have developed diarrhea yourself after visiting your mother, you should be seen by your doctor.
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