Days ago, this pt was tested + for C Diff. However, she had an abd x-ray done and findings were suggestive of SBO. After the x-ray, she had a CT of abd/pelvis w/o contrast done. Notified the MD that x-ray showed possible SBO, but CT showed negative otherwise. MD still wanted to insert a NG tube to low suction (output has been 1200 ml green bile for about 4 hrs). She also re-ordered for another c diff stool specimen to be done.
Now my question is... and I've tried to look online for the answer. I'm a new grad so forgive me if this may seem like a stupid question... but can a pt have SBO with c diff at the same time? If not, then what is the main patho behind it?
Thanks for any response