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I have been bloated all day everyday for the last 2-3 weeks. I was on an antibiotic during that time, but seems worse since I stopped taking it. ?

I have been bloated all day everyday for the last 2-3 weeks. I was on an antibiotic during that time, but seems worse since I stopped taking it. ?

Dx: What diagnosis were you given to be on an antibiotic? Need more information. Seems your bloated before the antibiotic started? Diahrea? Constipation? Fever? Pain? Need more information. Go back to see the doctor who gave you the antibiotic ...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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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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Im not sure if my antibiotic is causing me to be bloated or if it may be fluid. Very uncomfortable. I have cirrhosis and irritable bowel syndrome?

Im not sure if my antibiotic is causing me to be bloated or if it may be fluid. Very uncomfortable. I have cirrhosis and irritable bowel syndrome?

See ur hepatologist: Hi, to distinguish between fluid retention ; antibiotic as a cause of ur abdo swelling you will need a physical exam by the doc who is familiar with you. Antibiotics can change the gut flora and cause bloating but so can fluid retention. I usually encourage my cirrhotics 2 keep a daily weight diary. If u feel bloated but no increase in weight then it's gaseous. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Using probiotic for few months,finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for inflamed cyst while on it became bloated and still am can itbe from antibiotic while on probtc?

Using probiotic for few months,finished bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for inflamed cyst while on it  became bloated and still am can itbe from antibiotic while on probtc?

Abdominal Bloating: 36 year old gentleman with a past medical history significant for GERD and cyst treated with Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) while on antibiotics. Abdominal bloating can happen for several reasons. While taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim), the important thing to know is that the antibiotic can cause severe diarrhea, fever. Now that you have finished your course, studies show probiotic use may decrease antibiotic associated diarrhea. ...Read more

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Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Do antiboitics make you bloated?

Power of probiotics: Antibiotic use is usually associated with eliminating "good bacteria" dr your colon which then may promote overgrowth of other opportunistic bacteria. These produce gas as they consume micronutrients in the colonic lumen. The easy solution us to take probiotics along with antibiotics and also take antibiotics judiciously only if there're is a true evidence of a bacterial infection as indicated ...Read more

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Do antibiotics make you bloat?

Do antibiotics make you bloat?

Bloating: Antibiotics can make you bloat as a gastrointestinal side effect. It may be prudent to take a probiotic at the same time while taking antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Gut flora: Antibiotics can change the the bacteria of the intestine and this can cause bloating or even diarrhea. I always recommend that patients on antibiotics take a probiotic. If symptoms persist, you may need to be tested for clostridium difficile. ...Read more

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Have kidney infection on antibiotic but now i'm stomach is starting bloat. Is this normal?

Have kidney infection on antibiotic but now i'm stomach is starting bloat. Is this normal?

Consider probiotics: Since your antibiotics may have altered gut flora. Also, bloating/gas may reflect malabsorption, intake of poorly digested food, foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, ; pelvic pathology outside gut. ...Read more