C. Difficile Colitis in Thibodaux, LA

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Colitis occurs when the intestine becomes inflamed. C. difficile is short for clostridium difficile, which is a bacterium that can pose a danger to the body by often leading to inflammation in the GI tract. Therefore, C. difficile colitis describes a condition where bacteria invade the body and cause inflammation in the large bowel. In the event that you or someone you love has been diagnosed with, or thinks they could have, colitis, you have reliable help at your disposal from the GI providers at a Digestive Health Center near you. Our team aims to offer you the latest innovative treatments for C. difficile in Thibodaux, LA. Connect with one of our locations today to request a consultation.

C. difficile colitis occurs when the body becomes infected by the bacterial strain C. difficile. C. difficile bacterium is commonly found in places like water, food products, human and animal feces, soil, air, and others. The spores of the bacteria could pass through direct contact or through the air and can live in a particular area for several months. Once contaminated, a person can inadvertently ingest the bacteria and become ill with C. difficile bacteria. Any individual could experience a C. difficile infection and, once infected, they could spread the illness to other individuals, despite having no symptoms.

Some people can be infected with the C. difficile bacteria and never feel ill. Symptoms of C. difficile colitis could range from mild to severe. The most common symptoms of C. difficile colitis are:

  • Blood or pus in the stool
  • Watery, loose stools
  • Feeling nauseous
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach cramps
  • Abdominal tenderness or pain

 If you are experiencing a health emergency, please call 911 and seek care as quickly as possible.

At Digestive Health Center, our team usually treats C. difficile with an antibiotic to eradicate the C. difficile bacteria. Occasionally, in more severe cases, a surgical procedure could be required to excise the diseased part of the colon. You should be assessed by a Thibodaux, LA GI provider about the best treatment for your needs. If left untreated, this condition could cause complications such as severe dehydration, kidney failure, toxic megacolon, or bowel perforation. Severe cases can potentially become fatal. If you have developed C. difficile colitis, you should seek treatment with a GI provider immediately.

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Though C. difficile symptoms can vary drastically with every person, treatment to avoid its' spreading and potential damage to the colon is vital. When seeking care for C. difficile, we advise you to rely on the specialists in gastrointestinal care and select a board-certified GI provider at a Digestive Health Center location near you. Contact our office to learn more about C. difficile colitis in Thibodaux, and to take the first step toward finding the treatment that is best for you.

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