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Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Can antibiotics cause bloating?

Yes: High doses or long courses of antibiotics can cause a disruption in the amount and balance of the bacteria in your digestive track and cause bloating. Probiotics or yogurt can be taken to help with these symptoms . ...Read more

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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Do antibiotics cause pain and bloating?

Do antibiotics cause pain and bloating?

Sometimes: Antibiotics can affect the normal intestinal flora and put the normal colonies of bacteria in your gut into different ratios. This can cause pain and bloating. Try supplementing with probiotics and the problem should subside after the completion of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or bloating ?

Antibiotic for tooth infection after a tooth extraction that doesn't cause weight gain / water retention or  bloating ?

AB list for post-op: Dental surgery: amoxicillin, azithromycin, clindamycin, flagyl, erythromycin, pencillin like all medicines have side effects. Usually the benefits of the antibiotic medication are more important than any minor side effects. You also take them only up to 7 -10 days. Rec.: talk to the prescribing dentist if any concerns. ...Read more

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Right Back pain & unexplained lower back bruise, bloating, extreme gas, indigestion, bad breath. + for h plyori before but got no antibiotics.Cause?

Right Back pain & unexplained lower back bruise, bloating, extreme gas, indigestion,  bad breath.  + for h plyori before but got no antibiotics.Cause?

Abdominal pain: If your H.pylori was not treated then there is a very good chance that it is still active. Typically you will need to have a breath test or endoscopy at which time they can biopsy and retest for active disease will also evaluating other causes for gas/reflux. If your pain occurs after eating high fat meal/high protein meal then concerns for gallbladder disease exist. GI or general surgeon ...Read more

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How can I treat severe bloating from antibiotics?

Try these.: #1 minimize antibiotic use #2 limit gas producing foods such as cabbage, onions, broccoli, brussel sprouts, wheat, and potatoes. #3 use probiotics. ...Read more

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I have bloating from antibiotics - how long until gone?

I have bloating from antibiotics - how long until gone?

A few days after abx: Typically bloating related to antibiotic use will resolve within a few days after you finish the antibiotics. It is important to not stop the antibiotics without talking to the doctor who started treatment. ...Read more

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Why have i been bloating for 6 months straight? I've been bloated for 6 months straight, it has never stopped nor gotten any better. I never changed anything in my diet and i did take an antibiotic 6 months ago but i started bloating after i took the last

Why have i been bloating for 6 months straight? I've been bloated for 6 months straight, it has never stopped nor gotten any better. I never changed anything in my diet and i did take an antibiotic 6 months ago but i started bloating after i took the last

You : You may be dealing with a colitis, irritable bowel, an unknown allergy, or lactose intolerance. I am not quite sure if your symptoms are related to the antibiotic you were taking or merely a coincidence. Regardless see your primary care doctor and possible a GI doctor (gastroenterologist) for evaluation, work up and treatment. Best of luck. ...Read more

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How can I relieve stomach spasms and bloating. I was recently given antibiotics for divirticulitis but the symptoms are getting annoying.

Bloating : It really depends what Is causing your symptoms... Could be a variety of reasons for this such as IBS or GERD (acid reflux ) etc ... Also using antibiotics can cause Mal-digestion & bloating ... You can treat it symptomatically... Semithicone can work for bloating or you can use PPI such as Prilosec OTC to see if there's any improvements .. Next step is seeing your PCP of course ! ...Read more