When is someone considered clinically cured?

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ColeB
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When is someone considered clinically cured?

Postby ColeB » Sun Oct 11, 2020 8:57 pm

Hi guys,

I never thought I’d be back on this forum but here I am. I was diagnosed back in December 2019 and cured January 2020 with zero issues after vanco. I went back to my normal BM which is once every 1-2 days after about one month

Here’s why I ask- I’m about 9 months out, and randomly 1x a week I’m getting very watery D. I can’t find a link to anything. Tonight I had watery D twice.

Like everyone I’m always fearful of a relapse. Is it possible I could relapse 10 months out? I’m trying to look at it logically but also anxious.

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Re: When is someone considered clinically cured?

Postby beth22 » Mon Oct 12, 2020 1:05 am

It's unlikely, but possible. There have been food recalls due to other pathogens like listeria, salmonellla, etc. It is possible that you picked up something else. If you decide to test, have a stool culture run as well as a c diff test.

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Re: When is someone considered clinically cured?

Postby georgina » Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:01 pm

To have random bouts of D is not unusual , a flare of IBS can be triggered by what you eat or stress ,hormones etc. Give it a day or two just to see if it subsides on it's own, maybe eat some bland food ,try a binding agent to bulk up the stool. If it subsides was probably a bad IBS flare up , if it gets worse you need to call the doctor.


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