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3. Nausea

Nausea is a generalized symptom that is likely to be present early in a Clostridium difficile colitis infection. There is a risk that it may contribute to dehydration if the unwell person is unable to drink adequate amounts of fluid to compensate for the losses due to diarrhea. Thirst indicates that more a person needs more fluids, as can other symptoms of dehydration, such as headaches.

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