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I am on holiday in Portugal and came down with food poisoning

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I am on holiday in Portugal and came down with food poisoning on Saturday, I had no sickness, only diarrhoea and cramps, aches and shivering. Everything has passed now and I feel well in myself, no cramps, no fever, no aches and I feel hungry but I still have diarrhoea every 4-5 hours and it's green with small amounts of blood in it. Do i need to see a doctor or is this normal for food poisoning?
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
At this point you should see a doctor to make sure it isn't anything more serious like c diff.
C diff is a gut infection that can cause severe diarrhea and bleeding/cramps.
I would get this checked for sure.
If c diff is negative then you are probably fine
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