Clostridium difficile, also known as C. diff., is a bacterium that affects the colon, notes Mayo Clinic. It can cause a vast range of symptoms from diarrhea to kidney failure. While it is most prevalent in older adults w... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Symptoms of a mild to moderate C. difficile, or c diff, infection are three or more instances of watery diarrhea for two or more days and slight abdominal cramping or pain, according to Mayo Clinic. A serious c diff infe... More »

Clostridium difficile, or C. diff, is infectious bacteria that destroys cells in the lining of the intestine and produces debris and sections of inflammatory cells, known as plaques, according to Mayo Clinic. Some health... More »

Treating a spastic colon involves eliminating foods high in gas and gluten from the diet and incorporating anti-diarrheal medicines and fiber supplements into the regimen, notes Mayo Clinic. Medical options range from ov... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

C. diff can be spread to others through contact with feces, as well as through contact with surfaces where the infection is present, according to WebMD. C. diff can live on dry surfaces for a long time, making it easy to... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues

Clostridium difficilecolitis infection is caused by C. diff bacterium that normally reside in the gut but that spiral out of control, trigger symptoms of infection and become potentially life-threatening, according to We... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

Possible complications after a bowel resection include bleeding, infection and scar tissue formation, known as adhesions, according to WebMD. Bowel resection is the most successful treatment for colorectal cancer, and th... More » Health Conditions & Diseases Gastrointestinal Issues