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Do Antibiotics Make You Constipated
Constipation: Antibiotics typically do not cause constipation. In fact they can do the opposite (diarrhea/loose stool). A great way to relieve constipation is through over the counter stool softeners such as Colace or Miralax (polyethylene glycol). You can also use Senna with stool softeners to help promote a bowel movement. Hope this helps. ...Read more
I'm constipated from an antibiotic I'm taking...what is the best way to get relief? I've been drinking a ton of water, but it hasnt been helping
I have recurrence of UTI just finish with my antibiotic i still see like particle in my urine like foam and my back and side hurt should I ask for a culture i'm always constipated what can this be .
I have prostate inflammation and need to take antibiotics and other meds treat it. But im also suffering from constipation. Is it ok to take the meds?
Gas & Diarrhea: Antibiotics can generally cause gas and diarrhea by altering the normal colonic flora of bacteria. You can reduce this potentially by using probiotics concurrently with your antibiotic. If you're getting terrible symptoms and nausesa, you might want to get another antibiotic. ...Read more
Is it possible for an antibiotic to reduce or stop constipation? Will this antibiotic get rid the infection in my piercing also?
Constipation is : Generally not related to antibiotics. They can cause diarrhea at times though. They can also change the bacteria flora in the bowel depending on how long you take them for and that can alter your bowel habbits. You havent listed the abx so i can't comment on it. I would recommend taking the piercing out if the area is infected. ...Read more
Diverticulosis - terrible tummyache but unable to defecate. Definitely not constipation. Only recover when consume antibiotics. What ailment? Thanks.
Infection?: If you are having infection of the diverticulosis, then that is diverticuliris & is treated with antibiotics. Recurrent infections may require surgery to remove part of the colon to prevent recurrent diverticulitis. You are young, but sometimes recurrent diverticulitis can result in colon stricuring (narrowing) & need surgery too. Ask your doctor what is happening. ...Read more
Take Probiotics: Antibiotics can kill off the good bacteria in your colon that protects the colon from harmful microbes. High potency Probiotics which include multiple probiotic strains of at least 50 Billion cfu (colony forming units) taken twice a day can help get your colon back to a more healthy state. ...Read more
Months of antibiotics and prescription pain meds due to extensive dental work. Afterwards experience constipation and digestive system seems way off.
Is it possible that amoxicillin is constipating my 9mnth old? She hasnt had a bowel movement since the night we started the antibiotic.
I recently had very painful tooth extraction due to bad tooth infection, was put on pain medicine and antibiotics, and need 2 know if constipation is n?
Side effect of meds: This is a common side effect of many pain medications. If you still have pain and ned something try to switch to an over the counter like ibuprophen ...Read more
Since having my very first attack of genital herpes 3weeks ago which followed a double session of antibiotics 3 weeks prior to cure cystitis,. the symptoms that have and are continuing along with the obvious are severe hemmerhoids and constipation, numbn
Yeast, not herpes??: Something doesn't compute. Antibiotics do not trigger herpes outbreaks. However, they can lead to vaginal yeast infections, which can sometimes cause symptoms similar to initial genital herpes. I suggest you find a herpes expert. Since you're in the UK, the best way to do that is to be seen in one of your country's excellent NHS GUM clinics. Good luck! ...Read more
What antibiotic to get for food poisoning with constipation.Mild tenderness upon palpating the stomach?
Can't digest fibers too b/c of confirmed SIBO. I'm on antibiotics for another condition & have constipation. What natural stool softeners can I take?
So i ended course my doc gave-PPI, antibiotic & noworm tab for my stomach issue. But even now still if i eat egg,fish;diarrhoea,constipation occurs.
Which one: Are you getting both diarrhea and constipation the same time or some food give you diarrhea and other give you constipation and stop eating the food that is bothering you . Your body telling that there is some food I do not like I stead of listing get to it you are trying medicine to force your body to accept what you like . Listen to your body you are having IBS ...Read more
If I have symptoms of jaundice,constipation,nausea,would it be safe to take antibiotics metronidazole,clindamycin for bv?
No: Talk to your doctor first. Jaundice can be very serious. ...Read more
Went to ER few weeks back for stomach pains. Tests came back fine, ct scan showed constipation. Been on 5 courses antibiotics. Would ct detect c diff?
C Diff: You can diagnose it with a stool sample sent to the lab. Then, the appropriate medication can help eliminate the infection. Please let your doctor know. ...Read more
Constpated from pain medication and antibiotics. Taking myralax, hasn't worked yet. Been Two weeks since last bm?
Opioid-induced const: Opioid-induced constipation is a pain-in-the-ass (hope you don't mind the pun). If you're going to be taking narcotics for the long haul, it's always ideal to start a bowel regimen immediately/concurrently. Stool softener eg docusate plus stimulant laxative eg senna plus osmotic laxative eg lactulose, too. You may need Relistor (methylnaltrexone) which is approved for opioid-induced constipation. ...Read more
Food poisoning last night diarreah yesterday & today , took antabiotics & anti nausea now i feel constipated but feel like diarreah wants to come out?
Diarrhea sensations: You probably have a lot of gas and contractions of your intestines which is giving you that sensation. Over the counter simethicone might help, antibiotics can also cause diarrhea or make it worse. Unless prescribed for this you shouldn't take it. ...Read more
Is it alrite to take laxatives while on anti biotic,anti inflammatory and alpha blocker for prostatitis? Constipation everyday
Constipation, meds: Hello! antibiotics cannot tell the good bacteria from the one causing the infection (the bad ones), so when the good ones are killed with the bad, this can result in constipation. I recommend taking a probiotic while taking an antibiotic; the probitoics replenish the intestines with the good bacteria your body needs. Also, the iron supplement you take is also known to cause constipation as well. ...Read more
Yes, absolutely: Most of the time, appropriate use of antibiotic can be quite useful and save lives, but severe or even fatal allergic/ reaction can occur--rare but quite scarry is called steven-johnson syndrome (severe rash involving even the inside of mouth/eyes etc...This cause severe skin peeling, thus fluid loss and infections are significant concerns. So, use any med only if need to. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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