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Had travelers diarrhea 2 months ago. Treated with ciprofloxacin. Still have a hard bloated stomach and don't feel my movements are back to normal.?

Had travelers diarrhea 2 months ago. Treated with ciprofloxacin. Still have a hard bloated stomach and don't feel my movements are back to normal.?

Need to see your MD: Need tests every travelrs diarrhea is not due to bacteria, it could be due to parasites, amoeba, etc. You need stool cultures & analysis. Also depends where did you go, some diseases are location specific. Due to prevalence. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

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


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What is the usual cipro (ciprofloxacin) dose/schedule for travelers diarrhea. I do not have access to a physician currently but do have a kit of six 500mg tablets.

What is the usual cipro (ciprofloxacin) dose/schedule for travelers diarrhea. I do not have access to a physician currently but do have a kit of six 500mg tablets.

Infectious Diarrhea: Please do not take the antibiotics unless you are feverish and having significant bloody diarrhea. Standard traveler's diarrhea needs immodium, not antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is ciprofloxacin USP used in treating diarrhea? What is adult dose?

Is ciprofloxacin USP used in treating diarrhea? What is adult dose?

Antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin is an antibiotic and should only be used as prescribed by a healthcare provider. It may be used to treat certain types of diarrhea. Dosage depends on type of disease as well as kidney function. ...Read more

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Should I take metronidazole or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diarrhea?

Should I take metronidazole or cipro (ciprofloxacin) for diarrhea?

NO: Please don't self medicate. See a physician who can run tests-there are many different causes. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. How do I stop the diarrhea? Currently taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl.

I have been diagnosed with Diverticulitis. How do I stop the diarrhea? Currently taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Flagyl.

Be careful!!!: Diarrhea usually IS NOT part of the symptom complex of diverticulitis. How was your case diagnosed? Did you have a CT scan. And even if you did colitis, which is just a general term for inflamed colon, can look like diverticulitis but it would more commonly cause diarrhea. If diarrhea started after taking antibiotics you could have C diff colitis which requires stool culture and can be serious ...Read more

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Just went through a crohns flare up. I was put on ciprofloxacin and have 3 days left. But now no diarrhea I am constipated. Takes a lot of effort. Why?

Just went through a crohns flare up. I was put on ciprofloxacin and have 3 days left. But now no diarrhea I am constipated. Takes a lot of effort. Why?

Inflammation: A flare is a whole cascade of inflammatory cells that takes a while to cool down and return your intestinal function to a more normal baseline ...Read more

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34 yr old, on cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 weeks ago. Had diarrhea, small flat stools & anxiety. Diarrhea has mostly subsided, stool is still flat. Due to anxiety?

34 yr old, on cipro (ciprofloxacin) 7 weeks ago. Had diarrhea, small flat stools & anxiety. Diarrhea has mostly subsided, stool is still flat. Due to anxiety?

Diarrhea: You have recently been on an antibiotic and have developed diarrhea which makes me concerned for C diff infection. However, if diarrhea has subsided that is a good sign. I am sorry, but I do not know what a "flat" stool is. ...Read more

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I'm traveling in thailand and have had diarrhea for a few days (no other symptoms). Diphen/atropine not working. Should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or zithromax?

I'm traveling in thailand and have had diarrhea for a few days (no other symptoms). Diphen/atropine not working. Should I take cipro (ciprofloxacin) or zithromax?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin): Traveler's diarrhea is very common in the first few days of travel to a new location. Taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) at the first sign of diarrheal symptoms is an easy way to stave off a prolonged course of diarrhea. Zithromax will not do you much good in this case. ...Read more

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I have a question. My son just had an appendectomy. He was prescribed oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. Now he is having runny diarrhea. Can he take immodium?

I have a question. My son just had an appendectomy. He was prescribed oral cipro (ciprofloxacin) and flagyl. Now he is having runny diarrhea. Can he take immodium?

Probably: This should at least slow down the stooling and will not interfere with the other meds. I would put in a call to the treatment team to keep them up to date on his condition. They may want to re-check him sooner. ...Read more

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I am taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) & Flagyl for Colitis. On antibiotics the diarrhea has gone from inconvenient to uncontrollable. Can I take anything to control it?

Colitis: You may have Clostridium difficile colitis and need further evaluation, discontinuance of ciprofloxacin and possibly vancomycin and re-establishment of colonic flora designed to compete with the C. difficile. See a GI doc or an Infectious Diseases expert. ...Read more

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Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (3rd since april) 1st dose last night 10pm. Today vomiting nausea and forceful diarrhea. Could it be cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Just started cipro (ciprofloxacin) for UTI (3rd since april) 1st dose last night 10pm. Today vomiting nausea and forceful diarrhea. Could it be cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Recurrent UTI's: A more important question you need to ask is: why am I having recurrent uti's? You need to see a urologist to make sure you do not have an anatomical defect in your urinary system causing your uti's to develop. If there is such a problem, resolution of it may prevent future ones. What does the doctor who is giving you Cipro (ciprofloxacin) say about your recurrent uti's? ...Read more

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I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) & (lactic acid bacillus). ..is it safe to use lactic acid bacillus??

I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn (Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole) & (lactic acid bacillus). ..is it safe to use lactic acid bacillus??

Safe but unhelpful: You may take so-called probiotics but there is not good evidence that these supplements are useful.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I've had diarrhea for 3 weeks. I've seen my primary care physician and all tests have been negative. He prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) with no change. Any ideas?

I've had diarrhea for 3 weeks. I've seen my primary care physician and all tests have been negative. He prescribed cipro (ciprofloxacin) with no change. Any ideas?

See a GI Specialist.: Diarrhea for 3 weeks duration is classified as chronic diarrhea. The causes are varied and include infections and non-infectious colitis. Medications (otc) and rx can produce diarrhea also. I suggest you see a gastroenterologist for a work-up. Good luck! ...Read more

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I habe diarrhea doctor give medicatn Ciprofloxacin and Tinidazole & lactic acid bacillus & Rabeprazole....is it safe use of lactic acid bacillus??

Safe, +/- helpful: Your doctor is trying to protect you against disruption of intestinal bacteria by the antibiotics. Lactobacillus is one of those treatments that seems to make sense for this purpose, but rarely is helpful. However, it won't hurt, and you should follow your doctor's advice. ...Read more

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I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Trav. Diarrhea two weeks ago, I then became constipated. Now the last two days I've had severe bloating, waves of abdominal pain?

I took cipro (ciprofloxacin) for Trav. Diarrhea two weeks ago, I then became constipated. Now the last two days I've had severe bloating, waves of abdominal pain?

Constipation: I recommend that you insert a glycerin rectal suppository and/or give yourself a fleets enema in view of your abdominal discomfort and bloating. I don't recommend a laxative stimulant by mouth as you seem to need treatment that works from below. If increased abdominal discomfort and distension or vomiting occurs, you'll need urgent evaluation and treatment. Senokot (senna) by mouth is ok if no pain, bloat. ...Read more

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Uti uncomplicated klebsiella o. 1 day of cipro (ciprofloxacin) = hives and diarrhea. Doctor switched me to suprax since culture showed it effective. Is suprax 'safe'?

Safety of suprax (cefixime): Yes, suprax (cefixime) is safe. It is a cephalosporin antibiotic. Interestingly, it was not used for many years because of antibiotic resistance. Recently it has proven itself and for your situation it sounds like a reasonable choice. ...Read more

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Years ago, drank water from a natural sprig. Then got very sick with stomach bug, diarrhea weigh loss. Given cipro (ciprofloxacin). Got better. Any long term effects?

Not really: You said this happened years ago! You then took a course of antibiotics (ciprofloxacin) and you're asking about effects years later. I assume that the medicine you took was not radioactive and you excreted it in a very short time (days, not years). ...Read more

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Was in ER, treated for dehydration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?

Was in ER, treated for dehydration, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. Now taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for 2 days, symptoms still here. What could it be?

Gastroenteritis: You probably have a viral illness and Cipro (ciprofloxacin) will not help. Symptomatic care would be more helpful which includes rehydration with electrolyte containing fluids as well as a bland diet ...Read more

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3 days of diarrhea, stool examination rbc&wbc were seen (20-40).Dr gave me antibiotics. (ciprofloxacin&metronidaz)fever, chills, ache, cold symptoms. Ideas?

Gastroenteritis: I t seems you are being treated for an infectious Gastroentritis and the culture is pending. Needs stool culture, should have been taken before starting Antibiotics. Follow up with your doctor, your prognosis is good. But it says you are also taking Cefuroxime. Too many Antibiotics. Ask doctor if you should stop iCefuroxime ...Read more

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I got Flagyl n glucose drips for bloody diarrhea at hospital, nw m on cipro (ciprofloxacin) n rizek. Bt having swollen stomach, constipation n head aches. Hw to treat it?

I got Flagyl n glucose drips for bloody diarrhea at hospital, nw m on cipro (ciprofloxacin) n rizek. Bt having swollen stomach, constipation n head aches. Hw to treat it?

Please help us...: ...By indicating what evaluation was accomplished when you were hospitalized, and what was found. Then we can offer you some targeted assistance. ...Read more

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Doxy for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Bactrim ok til dose raised to 2 pills 2x/da-tight chest and throat. Now cipro (ciprofloxacin)-rash. Md: cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok if can stand rash. But can rash progress to breathing problem?

Doxy for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Bactrim ok til dose raised to 2 pills 2x/da-tight chest and throat. Now cipro (ciprofloxacin)-rash. Md: cipro (ciprofloxacin) ok if can stand rash. But can rash progress to breathing problem?

Yes: Female 63yo taking Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for actinobacter-diarrhea/chills. Now cipro-rash. Wants to know is rash can progress to breathing problem?

The rash suggests an allergic reaction, especially if it itches. Breathing problems and wheezing are common symptoms of allergic reactions as well. So yes, it is possible that the rash may progress to a breathing problem. ...Read more

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Went to er/ bad stomach cramping (like contractions / not preg) and diarrhea that was that was mucousy & maybe bloody. Wbc (19000) and stool shows white blood cells. Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Can't this cause c-diff?

Went to er/ bad stomach cramping (like contractions / not preg) and diarrhea that was that was mucousy & maybe bloody. Wbc (19000) and stool shows white blood cells. Cipro (ciprofloxacin)? Can't this cause c-diff?

Sometimes: Diarrhea has many causes. If your doctor has determined that you need antibiotics to treat your particular case, you should take medication as prescribed. If you are concerned about c-diff call your doc. All antibiotics put you at risk for c. Difficile colitis (usually manifested as bloody diarrhea with cramps) doctors are careful to prescribe antibiotics for diarrhea only when needed. ...Read more

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Do I need a post-travel check up after returning from ghana having experienced 3 loose stools on the trip but recovered using 3 days of cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

No, unless...: If all symptoms of diarrhea are gone and you have no cramping, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, extreme fatigue or weakness then you do not need to be seen. If diarrhea returns, is severe or bloody, or fever occurs with shaking chills, or abdominal pain becomes marked, seek medical attention. By the way, if you have only just returned remember to take all your malaria medicine as prescribed! ...Read more

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Having diarrhea for 2 weeks. Already took ciprofloxacine for 7 days. But it's not resolving. What might be the possible causes? Any tests?

Could be C-diffficil: Sometimes a an antibiotic is taken diarrhea will continue due to an overgrowth of another bacteria. This too needs treatment. Call your prescribing physician ...Read more

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On cipro 4 kidney infec. Zofran 4 Nausea. Watery diarrhea, have to wear protection as at time I cant control a bm. Can I take immodium &is yougurt ok?

On cipro 4 kidney infec. Zofran 4 Nausea. Watery diarrhea, have to wear protection as at time I cant control a bm. Can I take immodium &is yougurt ok?

Recommendation: You can use immodium temporary for 2-3! days, yogurt is good but not enough. Add probiotics in capsules form. If no improvement, you need to check with doctor for reason this watery diarrhea. ...Read more

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Flagy/cipro about 1 month ago for divertic. Diarrhea, no pain, ++mucous, today light green stools, look like guacamole. C-diff? Do I need antibiotics

Cdiff: Hello and welcome to HealthTap, I would suggest waiting for 2-3 days; if your symptoms fails to improve; let us know, will text you for C.Diff first. It is a little unlikely since Metronidazole/ flagel is the 1st line treatment for Cdiff and you were already taking it with Cipro (ciprofloxacin) when you had the diverticulitis. I hope it helps. Thank you ...Read more

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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more