What were your symptoms associated with C. difficile colitis?
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What are the symptoms of C. difficile colitis?
Patients with mild C. difficile colitis may have:
a low-grade fever,
mild diarrhea (5-10 watery stools a day),
mild abdominal cramps and tenderness.
Patients with severe C. difficile colitis may have:
a high fever (temperature of
102°F to 104°F),
severe diarrhea (more than 10
watery stools a day) with blood, and
severe abdominal pain and tenderness.
Severe diarrhea also can lead to
dehydration and disturbances in the electrolytes (minerals) in the body. Rarely,
severe colitis can lead to life-threatening complications such as megacolon
(markedly dilated colon), peritonitis (inflammation of the lining of the
abdominal), and perforation of the colon.