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Colonic Reactions To Kefles
Lingering diverticulitis on Flagyl and keflex. What happens next if this doesn't help? I have extensive diverticula all the way to right side of colon
Was recently dx'd with lupus & am allergic to Keflex. Heard that lupus patients tend to have strong reactions to penicillin, should I avoid penicilin?
Is doxycycline well tolerated, & is it one of the antiobios more likely to cause allergic reactions? I'm allergic to keflex and nervous to take doxy.
Doxycycline: Doxycycline can sometimes cause stomach upset, and this can potentially limit its use. This side effect is not an allergy, however. People who are allergic to Keflex (generic cephalexin) may need to avoid other so-called beta-lactam antibiotics, which include the penicillins and cephalosporins. An allergy to Keflex would not predispose you to an allergy to Doxycycline as they are not related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Need to take Macrobid for UTI. I'm allergic to so many meds (hives); is Macrobid likely to cause reactions? My only antiobio alrgy is Keflex.
Colonic enemas: Legitimate uses for colonic enemas or cleanses is for severe constipation, neurogenic bowel dysfuction or as part of a bowel prep. Prior to surgery involving bowel. Colonic cleanse can be performed by a cleanout from above prior to colonoscopy or bowel surgery. Colonic cleanses, for otherwise healthy individuals, is hocus pocus with no proof of efficacy. Thus best avoided if not indicated. ...Read more
It is very possible: If you don't drink enough fluids more of the liquid in the small intestine is absorbed and at the breaking point - viola constipation. It is not frequent but can be very uncomfortable and even painful. The small intestine is not as large and after the pouch is filled -- it hurts. Good luck & drink enough fluids. ...Read more
You don't need it: Your colon keeps itself clean naturally. If someone tells you that you may feel sick because of "toxic bowel settlement" or something similar and that you need a fancy laxative or bizarre enema, ignore that person. Please be careful. If you buy into the idea of needing to do weird things to "cleanse" yourself, you'll never feel well again. Find an evidence-based holist instead. Best wishes. ...Read more
Type of cancer: The most common colon malignancy is an adenocarcinoma. These usually arise from a pre-existing polyp called an adenoma. These tumors require surgical resection and possibly further treatment depending on the stage of the tumor which depends on depth of invasion as well as lymph node status and whether or not there is a metastasis. ...Read more
-itis = inflammation: Inflammation of the colon. Inflammation of the inner lining can cause bleeding, diarrhea and bloating. Inflammation can also extend through all the layers in severe cases resulting in the need for emergency surgery. Common types are diverticulitis, infectious colitis (viral, bacterial - "c diff"), inflammatory (crohn's and ulcerative), some medication induced, and others. ...Read more
An old stand by: Keflex has been around as an antibacterial almost since the first the beginning of medicine. It has withstood the test of time, and continues today to be effective against an array of bacterial organisms, but it's efficacy is failing against some of the newer "super bugs." still a good choice, still a first line drug, and yes it is usually GI tolerant, but everyone is an individual. ...Read more
Ascending, transvers: The entire colon consists of the ascending, the transfers, and the descending colon. The proximal two thirds consist of the ascending and transfers portions. The ascending portion runs along the right side of your abdomen from the area here your appendix out to your right rib cage margin. The transverse colon runs from just under your ribs on the right across to just under your ribs on the left. The descending colon runs down the left side of your abdomen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Moving gas/liquid: In your normal colon, there is some gas/air, liquid, and some solids (stool) and these move along, at times faster than other. These movements can generate noise you can hear, and feel. Sometimes it can be quite loud, and if the gas escape to the outside, it can bother the nose as well :-) as long as you are not having pain/problem, I am not concerned. Consuld doc if u r worried. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer