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Loose Stool After Antibiotics
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Bloating, gas, loose stools, undigested food in stool, blood in stools bright red, diahrrrea, Constipation. Diahrrra for 2 weeks. Blood 2 days. Wrong?
Absolutely typical: Of a vitamin deficiency disease called beriberi. You probably have low stomach acid and a deficiency of pancreatic enzymes because your energy metabolism is being distorted. This disease can affect virtually any organ in the body because of its interference with energy synthesis. Stop sugar in all its various forms. ...Read more
Soft fluffy non greasy stool after gallbladder surgery green and yellowish in color not greasy not diarrhea just loose consistency once a day?
Black foul smelling loose stool (not tarry) w/ stomach pain minutes after eating (no nausea/vomitting). Gastric bleeding? Will it likely heal on its own?
U need to be checked: You may be right--melenic stool is blood originating from the stomach. Lots of things cause dark-color to stool (see my earlier healthtap answers on the subject), but the possibility that you may be hemorrhaging requires immediate medical attention. Don't wait for this to "heal on its own"--it may worsen instead. ...Read more
After defecating hard stools i drank water and eventually defecated more hard, then normal and loose stools. Now I have gas. Normal?
Not worrisome: Perhaps you had a stool plug which has now passed. A "good news" is that you have not described bleeding per rectum. Changes in bowel pattern are however a "red flag" to doctors. Depending upon what is a "normal" stooling for you, please discuss your recent bowel irregularity with your doctor who can put it in perspective with the rest of your rx & medical history (with which we are un-aware). ...Read more
How long until bowls move again and can poo after apendix removed. Normal to have loose fluffy stool?
2-3 days: Your bowels should start to move in a day or two with flatulence noted on day two or three. The fluffy stool can be normal for first couple bowel movements but if it continues too long (more than a week or two) ask your surgeon about it. If you notice fevers, child's, or anything else getting worse, check with your surgeon as soon as possible. Exhaustion will be normal. Walk as much as you can. ...Read more
10 day course of antibiotics for respiratory infection. Few days after was done started mushy, floating stools that break apart w/ bubbles. Cause?
Change in Stools : Sometimes oral antibiotics can cause changes in bowel habits. Occassionally there is diarrhea, other times it is just a change in the stools just as described here with floating mushy stools. Antibiiotics can cause a change in the GI tract flora (normal GI bacteria) that lead to this. To get back to normal it is sometimes advised to take yogurt with acidophilus or supplements with probiotics. ...Read more
Itaking antibiotics2weeks for pyelonephritis. ive just had horrendous cramps and urgency to pass stool. Mucus loose stool and some solid with nausea.
Xifaxan (rifaximin) cause orange stools? Loose stools x1 a day for 11 days. Dr. Ordered xifaxan (rifaximin) 3x a day for 3 days. Day #2, this morning, had loose orange stool. Also have gallstone. Abd xray, stool samps norm
Months of dental work. Pain meds+antibiotics. Constipation. Doctor physical+ no blood in stool. Merilax 3 weeks. Passing gas and stool difficult @nite
Thin loose stools and abdominal pain for 3+ months doctor gave Fybogel it helped stools, finished course and loose stools and pain good or bad sign?
BM 15 minutes after eating broccoli, there was regular long brown stool and a pile of dark green/black unformed stool, not watery. Broccoli culprit?
Unlikely: It is unlikely that the broccoli had even made it out of your stomach at that point let alone through the rest of your digestive tract. BM probably unrelated. ...Read more
Prescribed z-pack for 7 days for travelers diarrhea. Had normal stools until last day of z-pack, then had very loose stools. 1month since the end of my z-pack and I still have loose stools. Already taking probiotics. Can loose stools last this long?
Giardia? IBS?: Azithromycin is effective against only some causes of traveler's diarrhea, not all. But even without Rx, TD usually resolves entirely within a month. Lloose stools due to the antibiotic also should not last this long. You should be evaluated for other causes, such as giardia, an intestinal parasite common in some travelers. Also, new research shows that TD can trigger irritable bowel syndrome. ...Read more
How long until stomach and intestines heal after 2 bouts if C Diff? Just finished 2nd round Flagyl and still nauseous & pain and loose bowels
Beware of recurrence: If you are still having diarrhea after the second round of Flagy, then you should re consult your doctor. You might need to take Vancomycin by mouth to treat the C. difficile infection. Beware that when C. difficile recurs, the risk of recurrence increase and you might get a third episode. ...Read more
Loose stool for 2 weeks. Ate rice, yogurt, probiotics and it went away. Then constipation now loose stool again. Is this IBS? Do I need to see dr?
Diarrhea returned 3weeks after taking clindamycin for 5 days. Yogurt (probiotics) made diarrhea better. Possible in the case of c difficile colitis?
Clostridium: CDiff does have a significant relapse rate. It has to be 100% liquid in order for the lab to process the sample. Young people can tolerate symptoms much more than the elderly or ill and therefore tend to go on with the infection a lot longer before seeking treatment. It may resolve spontaneously..but better if you go to your primary, ID or GI doctor. Avoid clindamycin in the future. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Loose Stools: This degree of stool frequency is not normal. Variety of possible causes including lactose intolerance , gluten intolerance, crohn's disease or ulcerative colits, medication effect and malabsorption to name a few. See your doctor for full work-up. In the mean time, use a lactose free diet since it may help. Probiotics such as align or lactobacillus may be of benefit. ...Read more
Mucus in stool: Is usually nothing to be worried about unless, it is happening on a regular basis,there is blood or change in bowel habits. Usually seen in intestinal infections that cause severe diarrhea.it may be bloody and accompanied by abdominal pain seen in Crohn's.disease, Ulcerative colitis or even cancer. If concerned, talk to your doctor. ...Read more
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