OK, this is just gross to talk about--but here goes! After 8 months of severe diarrhea, colonoscopy and labs I was told I had C-Diff, probably from the different antibiotics I was given when I had Pneumonia. I was given Flagyl and as long as I continued to take it I'd be ok. But it would always return,off and on for almost 4 years, usually within days of completing my prescription. I finished my last course of Flagyl about 4 months ago and so far so good!
But now, about a month ago, something new started! I'll have a normal bowel movement and then a couple of hours later I pass stool that is a light tan color, blood tinged or with very small clots of blood and appears "fatty" or "mucousy". I don't have any pain or nausea, and it is almost always after a "normal" bowel movement. I'm a 50 yr. old female. I take Vicoprofen (6-8 per day) for chronic back pain due to ruptured and herniated disks. In 1980 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. The MS symptoms are very mild--fatigue and decreased sensations being the most problematic -- especially in the Texas heat!
I guess I'd like to know if this "bowel thing" is just post C-Diff or something brand new, like IBD,IBS, malabsorption, etc. Wouldn't I have pain and other symptoms if it was something like Diverticulitis or Pancreatitis?
Any assistance you can offer is greatly appreciated. Thank you.