C. diff questions

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lemonhead
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   Posted 12/19/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -6)   
My Gi just made me do a stool sample to check for C. diff.  I don't have diahhrea, just blood and mucous.  I told him that and that I thought this was just a start of a flare, but he insisted that I have to do the test.  OK.  Here is my question:  What are the symptoms of C. Diff infection?  And for the stool sample do you have to get it to the lab within an hour of getting it?  I thought C. diff was major diahhrea.  I just feel like he is prolonging my agony for a couple more days.  Sooo frusterating, even though I know he is just covering all his bases.
diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female


glamourgirl
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Date Joined Apr 2008
Total Posts : 460
   Posted 12/19/2008 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
When I get c.diff, my symptoms are pretty much the same as UC. The only difference is I have way more blood and mucous than normal. I am often in the bathroom 15-20 times a day just to pass blood and mucous. I don't think you have to have the sample in an hour, I think it's 3 or 4 hours. I'd ask your lab. I was always told that it should stay at room temp., not refrigerated.
Female, Age 37
 
Diagnosed w/c.diff 7/02 when pregnant w/1st and only child during 2nd trimester(wasn't on antibiotics)
C.diff flare within weeks of delivering baby 1/03
Diagnosed with UC 2/03
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Current Meds:
75mg 6-MP
Entocort
Cortenema as needed
Ferrex Forte
Acidophillus
Sacchromyces Boulardii 


skikraz
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 12/19/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   

takes two days for test results, just getting over a bad bout of this, going 15-20x day, up every hour at night, serious cramps, lost 21 lbs in three weeks, , flagyl, viconcin, 40mg predisone, feeling great now, starting monday I'll be reducing the pred and off in a few weeks, Lialada my daily med. Best of luck


Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day


skikraz
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 12/22/2008 8:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Lemonhead, how did you make out?
Diagnosed 2/08 mild UC/Proctitis
canassa 2x day
lialda 2x day


lemonhead
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   Posted 12/23/2008 9:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Well, c. diff was negative.  So, in addition to the 12 colazal and 1 rowasa enema a night, I will be doing cortifoam in the morning.  Hope that works.  Thanks for asking.

diagnosed with left-sided UC in 1997. (45cm)
Currently on 10mg Prednisone
12 caps of colazal    9 caps Colazal
2 rowasa enemas nightly
35, female

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