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Aptos, CA
A 35-year-old female asked:

I was on xifaxan (rifaximin) for 2 weeks. it made my stomach area bloat with water. i finished the antibiotic 6 days ago but am still bloated. why? is this normal

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Dr. Frank Kuitems
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Yes: Yes bloating can be from increased air /gas in colon and tew change in bacterial flora (mixture of bacteria in the colon).If not improved in 2 or 3 weeks see a doctor
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