C diff test question

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dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
My Dr ordered a c diff test for me I am going to have it done Friday.  I was wondering do they use a swab or gloved hand for a sample?  I am one who even while in the hospital had issues (even tho it was D ) using the commode rather than the regular toilet.
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


killerzoey
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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:31 PM (GMT -7)   
C. difficile? I had to give a stool sample. Not sure how else it's done. Mine was neg.
36 year old mother of a fabulous toddler.
Diagnosed with Crohn's July 2007. I believe it's in the right side of my colon.
Tapered down off Entocort mid August. Now on Asacol 2400, Protonix 40mg/day.

On Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) since late July and seeing improvement in "output" quality and hopefully therefore absorption. Taking SCD legal supplements: B vitamins, Folonic Acid 800mg, EnZym Complete DPP IV Aid by Kirkman, and Saccaromyces Boulardii (a probiotic yeast).

Current biggest complaints: LRQ fullness and slight burning, gastritis symptoms, horrible right hip and low back pain.


dragonfly137927
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   Posted 9/12/2007 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
That ought to be fun...oh well at least I pretty much know when I am going to go...hope they give me one of those "hats" to bring home rather than a urine sample cup thing...D + small container = big mess
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987
 
 


bektold
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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I had this test run several times while I was in the hospital.  They always had me give a sample in a hat.  Boy did I pity the lab folks for that one!

chroniemomx2
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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I posted my answer under your other thread. :)

Mac_Gyver
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   Posted 9/12/2007 2:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah you have to go in the hat :)
Symptoms Of Crohn's June of '06 (21 years old 285lbs). Colonoscopy in Jan '07 no sign of Crohn's.
Surgery for a Fistula in April '07, diagnosed suggestive Crohn's in May '07. August '07 small bowel follow
through, diagnosed with Crohn's (22 years old 160lbs). On HUMIRA, Prednisone
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