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Can Antibiotic Make You Constipated
Constipation: Antibiotics typically do not cause constipation. In fact they can do the opposite (diarrhea/loose stool). A great way to relieve constipation is through over the counter stool softeners such as Colace or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can also use Senna with stool softeners to help promote a bowel movement. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm constipated from an antibiotic I'm taking...what is the best way to get relief? I've been drinking a ton of water, but it hasnt been helping
I have recurrence of UTI just finish with my antibiotic i still see like particle in my urine like foam and my back and side hurt should I ask for a culture i'm always constipated what can this be .
I have prostate inflammation and need to take antibiotics and other meds treat it. But im also suffering from constipation. Is it ok to take the meds?
Gas & Diarrhea: Antibiotics can generally cause gas and diarrhea by altering the normal colonic flora of bacteria. You can reduce this potentially by using probiotics concurrently with your antibiotic. If you're getting terrible symptoms and nausesa, you might want to get another antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it possible for an antibiotic to reduce or stop constipation? Will this antibiotic get rid the infection in my piercing also?
Constipation is : Generally not related to antibiotics. They can cause diarrhea at times though. They can also change the bacteria flora in the bowel depending on how long you take them for and that can alter your bowel habbits. You havent listed the abx so i can't comment on it. I would recommend taking the piercing out if the area is infected. ...Read more
Diverticulosis - terrible tummyache but unable to defecate. Definitely not constipation. Only recover when consume antibiotics. What ailment? Thanks.
Infection?: If you are having infection of the diverticulosis, then that is diverticuliris & is treated with antibiotics. Recurrent infections may require surgery to remove part of the colon to prevent recurrent diverticulitis. You are young, but sometimes recurrent diverticulitis can result in colon stricuring (narrowing) & need surgery too. Ask your doctor what is happening. ...Read more
Take Probiotics: Antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria in your colon that protects the colon from harmful microbes. High potency Probiotics which include multiple probiotic strains of at least 50 Billion cfu (colony forming units) taken twice a day can help get your colon back to a more healthy state. ...Read more
Months of antibiotics and prescription pain meds due to extensive dental work. Afterwards experience constipation and digestive system seems way off.
Narcotics: Opiates may induce severe constipation, but once off them if you increase the bulk foods in your diet and drink lots of liquids this should be short-lived. Some of your other discomfort may be due to coming off these drugs and having withdrawal symptoms. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible that amoxicillin is constipating my 9mnth old? She hasnt had a bowel movement since the night we started the antibiotic.
I recently had very painful tooth extraction due to bad tooth infection, was put on pain medicine and antibiotics, and need 2 know if constipation is n?
Since having my very first attack of genital herpes 3weeks ago which followed a double session of antibiotics 3 weeks prior to cure cystitis,. the symptoms that have and are continuing along with the obvious are severe hemmerhoids and constipation, numbn
Yeast, not herpes??: Something doesn't compute. Antibiotics do not trigger herpes outbreaks. However, they can lead to vaginal yeast infections, which can sometimes cause symptoms similar to initial genital herpes. I suggest you find a herpes expert. Since you're in the UK, the best way to do that is to be seen in one of your country's excellent NHS GUM clinics. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What antibiotic to get for food poisoning with constipation.Mild tenderness upon palpating the stomach?
Can't digest fibers too b/c of confirmed SIBO. I'm on antibiotics for another condition & have constipation. What natural stool softeners can I take?
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