Clostridium difficile is a type of bacteria that can cause problems if it affects the bowels. It is a little unusual in that it will usually affect people that have just undergone a course of antibiotics. It is also fairly easy to spread and is a relatively common condition.
A Clostridium difficile infection will usually be quite unpleasant, and they do have the potential to cause serious problems. The good news is that the condition is relatively easy to treat so it should not pose any real danger to people it infects.
Here is a look at some of the symptoms you will experience if you have a Clostridium difficile infection.
Symptom #1: Cramps
Cramps are the involuntary clenching of muscles. They are often experienced in sports people, but they can happen to anybody, and for a wide variety of reasons. They can also occur in the stomach area, and one potential reason is Clostridium difficile.
The cramps are likely to be fairly mild in most cases, and the patient will likely feel some mild tenderness. These cramps can become quite severe in worse cases, though, becoming quite unbearable for the patient. If these cramps do get too severe then you should seek medical attention as soon as you are able, regardless of what the suspected cause might be.