Hi, I'm a 19 year old girl. I went to the hospital last night after a week of having gouey/bloody stool. They took a stool sample and said I had low potassium, which seemed odd because I have not had any diarrhea before going to the hospital (after they gave me an IV/fluids for low blood pressure, somewhere around 80/35). They gave me 2 potassium pills and told me to see a GI in two days to follow up with the results. Got a call this morning from the hospital saying my stool was positive for C Diff and I should see a primary care doctor to get antibiotics. After getting my blood drawn and talking with the doctor, he said my potassium was low again (it was less than 15 hours when I got the 2 potassium pills at the hospital). I've been reading that with C Diff diarrhea is the main symptom but I havent been able to do much of anything in that area. I was also given two viles to return in the morning for another stool sample. I am usually very healthy and i'm usually on my feet all day at work, I dont take antibiotics often (a common cause of C Diff) except for the occasional UTI and have not been in a nursing home or hospital within the past year. Im very worried that because I did not start taking the antibiotics until a week after the symptoms began that some damage was caused to my intestines, and the doctors didn't even check. I have had a bit of a stomach ache that began this morning, and I'm nervous there's something wrong! Any advice?View Thread
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