Could it be C Diff?

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   Posted 8/4/2010 9:33 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all,
I'm not sure I'm in the right place to be asking about this.  I recently had oral surgery and they gave me clyndimaycin to keep an infection from blooming.  I got a small case of oral thrush so they had me stop taking the antibiotic after only a few days of taking it.  I had a weird taste in my mouth so I looked up clyndimaycin side effects on the net (big mistake) and since have been worried out of my mind about c diff (something I'd never even heard of).
I bought and started taking acidophillus tablets about a week ago to help get my flora back in check and since I've had what I guess you would call loose stools.  See thing is before any of this I went to the restroom probably 4 or 5 times a day and usually did have kinda loose stools or at least not totally regular ones.  I know the probiotic will regulate you just like yogurt so there is that.
The only symptom I have is 2 or 3 times a day having sort of loose stools.  Before I read on the net I wouldn't have even considered it diarhea.  I have no fever and no cramps or pain that I can really tell.  As currently I don't have insurance and rely on the Indian Hospital (which means an entire day missing work getting wrote up and missing pay) I can't just go in on a whim.  On the same hand this is driving me crazy not knowing and I have a wife and child that I don't want to pass it on to if that is the case.
My question I suppose is would I really know if I had C Diff?  If it was pretty mild how would I know I had it besides the loose stools?  They don't really look much different and no mucus or blood that I can tell.  Should I stop taking the probiotic?  I'm concerned if I do that I'll have much worse symptoms that maybe it's holding it in check.
I would like to hear from someone that has had c diff and see if maybe this sounds familiar.  I may have anxiety problems a bit so this is driving me crazy.  Any help, advice, or just calm downs would be appreciated.  Thanks. 

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   Posted 8/4/2010 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
No one can tell you for sure except a doctor.

These are some Tests and diagnosis and info.

anxiety can also cause d.

Its not for sure you have c-diff because you had the a small case of oral thrush, but you might want to get checked out.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.
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