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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, its 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 more
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 more
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 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 more
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 more
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 more
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?
Side effect: Diarrhea is a common side effect of some antibiotics that will sometime require stopping before resolution. Contact the prescribing doc to see what s/he thinks. ...Read more
Probiotic : Probiotics may help.Get a more detailed answer ›
Flagyl/Vancomycin: Antibiotics (especially clindamycin) select for the overproliferation of clostridium difficile in the colon which can lead to profuse, watery diarrhea (and ultimately megacolon). For severe cases, a course of Metronidazole (flagyl) or vancomycin is the mainstay therapy. Fidaxomicin (dificid) is a newer drug that is also being used to selectively target pathogenic c. Difficile. ...Read more
C.difficile needs Rx: C. Difficile is pathogenic in older children & adults (whose colonic microflora are altered by antibiotics, chemotherapy, salmonella/shigella). C. Diff causes pseudomembranous & other colitis, complicates inflammatory bowel disease, causes fulminant transmural extension, perforation with peritonitis, toxic megacolon. Florastor is otc probiotic that may help suppress c. Diff, but if sick get treated. ...Read more
A little: Due to the imbalance of healthy bacteria killed by the antibiotics, you need to establish good bacteria in the colon. There are foods that can help do this in addition to the brat diet. Whole wheat products, bananas help for short chained fructooligosaccharides which promote the growth of healthy bacteria in the colon and reestablish the balance between yeast and good bacteria. ...Read more
Hemorrhoid: In all likelihood. If it does not hurt, it is OK. If it does not collapse in a few weeks, see gastroenterologist again ...Read more
Bananas- have fiber which will help soak up some diarrhea liquid
White rice- cooked of course
Applesauce- has soluble fiber which also helps bind the stool
Tea- try decaff — you need fluids- water or decaff tea, You don't want the caffeine- cause it makes you urinate- and that is dehydrating, and the caffeine can also make you cramp and worsen the diarrhea ...Read more
Months?: Postinfectious diarrhea or from antibiotics can take up to several months to go away ...Read more
I was having watery diarrhea last week and Dr prescribed me antibiotics and Sporlac 20 tablet. Is it ok to take Sporlac tablet 3 times a day alone?
Treatment Failure: I would be very interested to know what the doctor is treating. I know of no common reason to give someone an antibiotic for diarrhea. But in any case, it did not work. Persistent diarrhea needs to be tested for bugs, parasites, and bacteria and THE CORRECT diagnosis made before any treatment can be recommended. ...Read more
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