Hmmm...interesting post. I have never been tested for c-diff either. I took a very strong antibiotic right before my symptoms started. Bleeding is my very worst symptom too. I have an appointment with my GI next week. I am going to ask to be tested. What is the treatment for C-diff? Is the treatment different than for UC in general?
They give you antibiotics to kill the bad bacteria. I'm not joking.
Then there are probiotics, which puts good bacteria back into the body.
And fecal transplantion has been having great results for treating C-diff. The idea behind fecal transplantion is to put bacteria that one has lost back into the colon.
And of course all the usuall colitis medications to reduce the flare in the meantime.
Joy - 47 yrs and counting; Dx Colitis Dec 06 (also had IBS); Currently in remission
Figuring out how to reduce a flare or get into remission is a trial and error experience. Don't expect your GI to have all the answers. He was trained in making diagnoses, prescribing medications, and surgically removing the colon. He was not trained in alternative treatments. That's why they are called alternative treatments.
What works for me: Fecal transplantation, Probiotics, Anti-inflammatory foods, No HFCS, No foods high in fructose, No artificial sweeteners, No pro-inflammatory foods when flaring, Vitamins, Lexapro (for stress).