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A 57-year-old male asked:

2 days type 7 stool. then 8 days types 5/6, five times a day. no blood, pain, or fatigue. on metronidazole. when is this going to clear up? :)

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Dr. Karen Butler
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Ans: Can be from the medication. Drink lots of water eat binding foods like macaroni and cheese. See how you do once the medication is gone. If does not resolve time to see your doctor
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Continuing diarrhea: Callthe doctor and let them know you still have diarrhea. usually if it is c diff within 4 -5 days responds significantly to metronidazole. May need vancomycin or fidaxomicin or evaluate for bacterial overgrowth / other organisms/h pylori/ camphylobacter/other factors. Avoid dairy since e brush border enzymes lactase is deficient. Consider probiotic (nexabiotic) f/u w/doc

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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