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I have a colostomy bag and for a few days now it seems that…

I have a colostomy...

I have a colostomy bag and for a few days now it seems that the output is light in color and almost foamy looking. I just finished antibiotics about 3 days ago for c.diff. Should I be concerned about this?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Some stomach cramping and very loose output with a strong odor. no fever or rash

Doctor's Assistant: How long has this been bothering you? Are you experiencing any vomiting or nausea?

Just a few days. no vomiting

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I have had a fundoplcation and then a revision, during the revision they perforated my intestine which eventually led to a temporary colostomy. I just recently was treated for the c.diff.

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any other symptoms?

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
Not at this time

Yes I would be worried about resistant c diff

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Customer reply replied 11 months ago
you think this could be a return of the c diff? Before the output was watery.

Yes, sometimes it goes from foamy to watery very quickly

C diff is a terrible bacteria and very hard to treat

I recommend repeat test for it ASAp

and make sure they run the c diff PCR and not the toxin test

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