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Doctors can't figure out what's wrong with me???
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Doctors can't figure out what's wrong with me???

Hello doctor,

I am feeling sick and desperate over the last two months. Been on clyndamicine in the begining of december due to a vaginal infection and since then can not get rid of the stomach and abdominal cramps. first had 3 weeks of severe diarrhea and cramps, diarrhea stopped due to probiotic use, but it comes sometimes and abdominal cramps get worse and worse. Doctors made blood work for liver, gallblader (gallbladder) and tested for hylio bacteria. The results came back negative. As well they did a stool test for bacterias (like sarmonela and others....) which came back normal as well. The problem is that i am getting worse. I have very strong stomach and abdominal pains, nausea, gases from the stomach and feel weak. My question is when they tested for bacteria could they see if i had c.diff bacteria caused by the antibiotic use ?  When they test for bacteria in general can they see c.diff or it is required a specific test for c.diff? what should i get tested more? Been 3 times to the doctor and now it seem they don't get it serious.
Thanking you for your advice.
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Hi,
Since you were on clindamycin, the chances of c-diff infection is high. Routine stool tests may not detect c-diff infection. Stool tests specific for c-diff has to be done.
You can consult with your doctor regarding this.
Till then you can consider taking flagyl which is the medication of choice for treating c-diff infection. You may take probiotics along with it.
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