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Diarrhea After Finishing Antibiotics
No: Diarrhea after antibiotics is common. It should go away by itself in 2 days. If it lasts beyond 3 days with severe abdominal pain or at any point you have a new fever, bloody watery stool, or are unable to stay hydrated, it’s best to report to your doctor / urgent care right away. Imodium (loperamide) for diarrhea from antibiotics can be toxic; better to take a probiotic (some yogurts contain them). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Appendectomy 4 weeks ago after appendix ruptured. Took 2 antibiotics, finished both about 2 weeks ago, now have had diarrhea for over a week. Related?
Likely yes: Diarrhea can occur after taking a prolonged course of antibiotics. Try eating yogurt or take probiotics. If you develop abdominal pain, fever, or if the diarrhea does not resolve soon, then you need to see your doctor asap for evaluation of potential infectious diarrhea (c. Difficele). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do the side effects from amoxcillin go away as so as you finish the course of antibiotics? (Mainly loose stools [Have an ileostomy])
Yes: Loose stool is a common side effect associated with amoxicillin and will go away few days after stopping the medication. However, amoxicllin may cause a severe diarrhea that is called clostridium difficile colitis and requires to be treated by different medication. See a physician if you developed diarrhea, fever, or persisted after stopping medication ...Read more
I just finished a 10 day course for c diff. 3 days later, and i'm having acid reflux, dull hunger pain, gas, and diarrhea. normal after antibiotics?
Finished course of Antibiotics that caused watery diarrhea and stomach pain. I feel strong stomach pain after eating. What could be the cause? Thanks
Antibiotic diarrhea: Antibiotic associated diarrhea can be caused by a variety of antibiotics. Depending on the type of antibiotics used, this can cause gastritis or irritation to the lining of the stomach. Consider taking a daily probiotic, and if symptoms persist or worsen you should be tested for Clostridium difficile diarrhea which can increase after antibiotic use ...Read more
I may have an ulcer. Have fatigue. A little weight loss 3 to 4 pounds in 1 month. Slightly loose stools. Acidity in stomach. Very slight tenderness in stomach when I burp. I'm 29 years old and I finished some antibiotics too. Thoughts on this issue?
No way around it.: You need to see a doctor in real life. There are a number of diagnostic tests that you need to have after a complete history and physical. The possible explanations are enormous and to narrow it down you need a primary care doc to take the lead. Your family history and environmental history also will be revealing. A youngish person with weight loss, dyspepsia and bowel changes needs prompt eval. ...Read more
Is it to be expected for diarrhea (as a side effect of antibiotics) to continue after finishing all the med (took last dose 4 days ago)?
Bacterial: Superinfection, sometimes c difficile. Get it checked if no better in 2 days ...Read more
Yes: Most antibiotics can cause diarrhea while they are being taken. Some antibiotics can cause an overgrowth of clostridium difficile (also known as "c-diff"), and this causes serious diarrhea, especially in the elderly. This diarrhea can occur as much as 6 weeks after stopping the antibiotic. Patients should notify their physician is they have diarrhea while taking or after taking antibiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons: Antibiotics can cause diarrhea because they kill the good bacterial flora in the colon. Some patients will take probiotics to help recolonize with good bacteria. However, antibiotics can also cause another bacteria clostridium difficile to grow. This bacteria can cause diarrhea on its own. If you develop increased abdominal pain or GI bleeding while on antibiotics, you should see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Diarrhea: Diarrhea for 1 month is chronic diarrhea. Your stools should be analyzed for bacteria and parasites. Ask your doctor about the antibiotics. If the cause is unclear or if you have blood in your stool you may require a colonoscopy. Yogurt or probiotics may help while you are going through this process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is on antibiotics which have caused a lot of diarrhea. What can we do to reduce this symptom? Already taking lots of yogurt.
Baby was on antibiotics(baby is almost 3 month) he started to have diarrhea now almost after every bottle. Is it normal? What should I do?
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