A 37-year-old female asked:
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i was on amoxicillin for a uti. i now have lower back pain, a stomach ache & loose stools. i'm taking probiotics, will they be enough to resolve this?

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Dr. Louise Andrew
45 years experience Emergency Medicine
Time will tell: This still could be the UTI or could be intestinal microbial overgrowth from the antibiotic (even C Diff) or something else entirely. Probiotics are a good idea, make sure they are high dose (8 B CFU), high quality (refrigerated) and optimally would include some Saccharomyces Boulaardi. Some people take these whenever taking antibiotics. If not better after a week or so, better see your doctor.
Answered on Aug 8, 2015
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