Stomach aches/cramps with hard infrequent stool should I get checked for C. difficile?

I was taking antibiotics and just as I finished them, I traveled from Canada to Singapore. About 10 days after I finished them, I had severe diarrhea and cramps for 3 days. I went to the hospital and was told I have a viral infection and put on an IV and given diarrhea and cramping meds as needed. Approximately 2 weeks later, the same thing happened, went back to the doctor the next day and was told food poisoning/gastroenteritis again. It has now been resolved mostly but I still have slight stomach aches/cramps with hard infrequent stool and I am wondering if I should maybe get checked for C. difficile? is this likely that I have it?


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Dr.Honey Arora
12:39 pm

You should get a stool microscopy and culture done to rule out the exact cause of the symptoms..
Once diagnosed, treatment can be appropriately planned..
Please get the investigation done and upload your reports so that we can advise you appropriately..

Hope this helps..

Dr.Honey Arora
12:41 pm

For now take light diet, drink plenty of water and take probiotic supplements like Yogurt..
Avoid heavy meals..

Ahmed Fawzy
2:14 pm

I have no idea why they assumed it is viral, this is probably bacterial like C. difficile as you mentioned
First do a stool culture, you can start on flagyl (Metronidazole) until you receive your stool culture results
Good Luck