Clostridium difficile (C. diff.) Infection | Questions to Ask Your Doctor

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  • Should I stop taking my antibiotic?
  • If I have diarrhea, when should I call my doctor?
  • How did I get Clostridium difficile infection?
  • My mother is in a nursing home, and they’re currently having an epidemic of Clostridium difficile infections. Should she be tested?
  • I’ve been diagnosed as a “Clostridium difficile carrier.” What precautions should I take for my friends and family?
  • I have diverticulitis. Am I at risk for Clostridium difficile infection?
  • What treatment is best for me?
  • If I’ve had Clostridium difficile infection once, am I at greater risk of getting it again?

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Reviewed/Updated: 04/14
Created: 08/09

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