Hi, I am a lady with a permanent ileo, and I feel like it was due to constant c-diff infections. It is an infection that I feel I got due to my antibiotic use. I really do believe it. Actually I had a GI that told me that also. I would be treated for it and test ok, but it hides and can come back when you think you are out of the woods. I am hoping you get many posts on this question. I have been led to believe by my GI and colorectal surgeon an every doc I have asked,that c-diff is no longer a problem for me as I have no colon, or rectum. I have had my ileo for 3 years now and have refused to take antibiotic for any reason since then. I take grapefruit seed extract for ear/throat stuff,and take cranberry pills for urinary tract infections. I feel like if I take antibiotics I will get c-diff again. I guess I don't trust what I am being told by the docs because of the things I have read on the j-pouch forums. They battle c-diff and they don't have a colon. So I would really be interested in feedback from this group.
Les and DB from KC(Les is a member of UC and Ostomy forum also)
DB diagnosed 11-01-07
psa high for several years from 4 to 10, but last one before surgery was 8.6
Da Vinci on 12-14-07