C diff? Open sores

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Date Joined Dec 2013
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   Posted 12/11/2013 5:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Gm everyone

Today I'm awaiting results back from stool tests to see if I have c diff. Praying/hoping I don't but maybe that's why I'm not getting completely well. Also a few weeks back I had developed abscesses on my skin right before I was diagnosed with uc. I have gotten boils before but for sum reason I think these are related to uc. I thought they healed but now I have gotten about 4 open sores. 1 in my armpit, 1 on stomach and 2 near my c section incision. I plan on talking to the dr/nurse about it when I call for my results today. I'm wondering should I go to the hospital tho. Any insight??

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Date Joined Dec 2013
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   Posted 12/11/2013 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh wow no one experienced this? I'm still waiting on nurse to call baCk with meds. So far they say c diff is neg. now just waiting on cultures to come back

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   Posted 12/11/2013 2:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi...you have to determine if they're actual boils or ulcers. Boils will be bacterial driven, usually staph or strep infection.
Ulcers usually aren't bacterial driven, especially if they're autoimmune related. But, yes...they're easy to become infected.

The boils, if handled incorrectly....the bacteria can be highly contagious.....

Absolutely make an appointment with the doctor and get them checked, cultured and a plan of action put in place.

Good to hear c.diff is negagive.

*Heather* I give suggestions, do with them what you will.
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