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Ashley
  • Location: California
  • Age: 27
  • Gender: F
  • Length: Seven Months
  • Source: Community Acquired

When I was first diagnosed with┬áC. diff, I was relieved to finally have a diagnosis, but had no idea the slow recovery I had in store for me. I was dismissed several times by my primary doctor and at urgent care clinics for about two weeks as having the stomach …

Ashley C
  • Location: New Jersey
  • Age: 30
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 4 Months
  • Source: Other

On January 5, 2016, I gave birth to a beautiful, healthy boy. Two weeks postpartum I got Mastitis (a clogged breast duct) from breastfeeding. My doctors put me on an antibiotic. I took it for a week and a few days, and after the last dose, the diarrhea started. I …

Catheryn
  • Location: Utah
  • Age: 21
  • Gender: F
  • Length: More than 1 Year
  • Source: Other

I had been ill for about three months with cramping and diarrhea and had been working with an obstetrician/gynecologist (OB/GYN) to figure out what was wrong. After three months she referred me to my current gastrointestinal specialist (GI), and it took us another four months to diagnose the C. diff …

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