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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 …

Cathy
  • Location: California
  • Age: 54
  • Gender: F
  • Length: 7 Months
  • Source: Hospital Acquired

I was a very healthy mom and wife, working full time. In September 2014, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. In November 2014, I underwent a double mastectomy with reconstruction, and I was prescribed the antibiotic Clindamycin. I was doing very well until December 2014. I had diarrhea and wasn’t …

James W.
  • Location: Ohio
  • Age: 68
  • Gender: M
  • Length: 2 months
  • Source: Other

I am a pretty average American male. I have five children; two married with careers and kids of their own, one just graduated from college last summer and two are in college for at least another year. I have worked in environmental protection and industrial health and safety most of …

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