The most common symptoms are:
- Watery diarrhoea (3 or more bowel movements for 2 or more days)
- Mild belly cramps
People can also have more severe symptoms, such as:
- Blood or pus in their bowel movements
- Belly pain, nausea, or loss of appetite
- Dehydration – This is when the body loses too much water. It can cause people to have dark yellow urine and feel thirsty, exhausted, faint, or confused.
Sometimes people have C. difficile infection but don’t have any symptoms. These people can still spread the infection to others.