Since c-diff is a disease of the "lower half", so to speak, we find that many of our members cannot refrain from discussing what comes out the bottom end. If you must do it, please do it here.
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I was hospitalized May 27 for 7 days with c. diff. The odor was awful. I was told by one hospital worker that it seems to have a distinctive odor and that they can tell what it is by the smell. Hope I never have it again.
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The odor is produced my the toxin. You probably dont have the toxin(s). Your stool can be firm and you can still have c.diff. One test in one lab is not good enough. If you take probiotic and eat healthy your stool can be firm (yellow to brown color) and you can still have c.diff and you can infect someone. You must test your stool in more than one lab and my preference tell them to use the PCR method and to look for c.diff. Most will see the c.diff but because there would be a normal gut flora they will not specify it in the result. C.diff (without a toxin) is present in a lot of people in the gut, if you have a normal bacterial flora and c.diff they count that as "normal". Only PCR can be the right method to test. Everything else ether tests for toxin or for every bacteria. If you have a bad case of c.diff you will notice the smell I am 100% positive. Do not forget to take probiotics daily. Take 3 brands with different strains, one week one brand (strain) other week other brand and so on...
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