To all people on this site please get yourself checked for c. Diff

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I mirror most all of you in this . Please read my response to David lamb on this site it will give a little more detail.

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    Brian

    I did not get your reason for checking for dif? it did not come through ?

    Carl

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      Constant nausea , vomiting for days at a time feeling bad all the time all blood work comes back normal all test including multiple colonoscopies, multiple endoscopy 's , nuclear study for gastric emptying, barium swallows, brain scan, ultra sound of all internal organs all normal . So doctor checked me stool testing and this is what came back
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      found it in a cheap fecal analysis, they're all about the money. Also more than likely if you have it you're going to have vomiting or diarrhea correct
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    Hi

    my 87yr old father has just been in an isolation ward for the past five weeks with C Diff. He got it due to antibiotic treatment. The antibiotic killed all the "good" flora in his stomach, allowing the "bad"  C Diff flora to take over. This is quite common apparently. From what I've read and been told, C Diff stops being infectious when the diahorrea finishes.

    It is a killer in the young and elderly and the areas where the patient has interacted with other people can remain infectious for a very long time. Special cleaning is required in all areas that the infected person has been. 

    I know it is a difficult culture to grow, can take up 24 hours. I'm also very surprised that it took so long to be diagnosed.

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