The symptoms of C. diff can range from mild to severe, with mild symptoms being more common. The most common symptoms associated with C. diff are watery diarrhea happening three or more times per day for at least one day, and mild abdominal cramping. Although uncomfortable, these symptoms are typically not cause for alarm. However, if symptoms become more severe, such as watery diarrhea three or more times a day for multiple days, symptoms lasting more than a week, fever, severe abdominal cramping, or blood in your stool, it is recommended to see a doctor to make sure all is well.
Diarrhea can cause a person to become dehydrated at a rapid rate, so if you begin experiencing what you think may be a C. diff infection, remember to keep hydrated to avoid severe symptoms of dehydration.