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Does Metronidazole Cause A Really Bad Gut Ache
I'm pretty sure that I'm on an antibiotic for a virus, can I stop it it? It is causing me bad stomach pains and loose stools.
Have really bad gas it causes me chest pain sometimes. I can tell its gas cause I'll pass it but why does it cause me all the pain.
Gas pain: When gas bubbles get big enough to stretch gut components they cause pain. ...Read more
Yes : Many antibiotics lead to transient dysgeusia 9abnormalties of taste). They usually resolve a few days after completion of the course - rarely they last longer. Of course with an oral infection (gum or similar) there may be other factors at play here. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure that I'm on an antibiotic for a virus, I had cold like symptoms can I stop it it? It is causing me bad stomach pains and loose stools.
Maybe OK to stop...: Most upper respiratory infections are viral, and no antibiotic treats any virus infection. Your doctor knows this, but probably thinks a bacterial infection is possible. But it sounds like the antibiotic isn't working, and it's probably the cause of your intestineal symptoms, so probably should be stopped. But don't go by distant online advice; discuss with your doctor before stopping it. ...Read more
I have been having bad pain in my stomach&intestine area & belching a lot. I'm taking Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) for uti. Is that what is causing this, what could it be?
Probiotics: Hi Baldwin, Your abdominal pain and flatulence could definitely be caused by the Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a broad-spectrum antibiotic that causes changes in your micro biome (the diverse array of micro-organisms that inhabit your intestines). To minimize the impact of antibiotics on your micro biome, take probiotics to replace your beneficial bacteria when you are on taking antibiotics. ...Read more
Severe upper stomach pain like a vise. Bad after eating, bad on an empty stomach, I think I have a ulcer. Can I use DGL licorice will it stop the pain?
DGL licorice: Although an ulcer is one possible cause of your pain, there are many other potential causes also. DGL licorice would not cause your pain to resolve even if your pain is due to an ulcer. Your best bet is to see your doctor for a diagnosis of the cause of your pain. In the meantime, try omeprazole 10mg each morning. Do not take this for longer than two weeks without a diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more
I have abdomen discomfort like really bad pressure, and really bad discharge, also it has a smell. What could it be?
Infection?: You might have a vaginal or even a uterine/tubal infection. See your gyn doctor. ...Read more
Oral hygeine: A combination of good oral hygiene (i.e. Flossing, brushing both teeth and tongue and using some form of oral rinse) along with dietary modification (avoiding things that promote acid reflux, such as peppermint, chocolate and alcohol) can help reduce halitosis (bad breath). And if you smoke, stop! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have gas and bad stomach.My gums are bleedy and bad breeth.Mucusing as gelly .Is it a bacterial infection.I felt something wrong in me.Whats this?
See your doctors: See your physician for your stomach problems and see your dentist for an evaluation of your teeth and gums. If the gums are puffy and bleeding, you at a minimum have gingivitis or possibly early periodontitis. These conditions need to be treated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Lately after anything i eat does not matter how much or what it is I have been feeling a lot of pressure in my stomach and very bad upset stomach?
get evaluated: Pls get yourself checked , it may be as simple as gastritis, but can be as worrisome as pancreatitis. Your dr needs to do complete history and physical. You may start with just having small light frequent meals, may take ranitidine or Famotidine to help symptoms, and get checked by dr tomorrow, if symptoms worsen, go to er. Good luck. ...Read more
No relation: Typically, there is no relation between scoliosis and stomach/gas issues. I would seek medical treatment in your area as there is no connection. If there is severe curvature, the bowels could conceivably become constricted, but this is rare and a reason for surgical correction. ...Read more
Had really bad gas, bad smelling frequent soft stools for 2yrs. Taking probiotics and all symptoms gone. Was it than bacterial overgrowth syndrome?
Yes: It may have been as simple as putting your gut back into balance with the probiotics. 2-3 month course of probiotics will typically be long enough. ...Read more
What causes metallic taste in your mouth. And causes a upset stomach? No matter what i eat or drink i can not taste it.
Metallic taste: There are a multitude of possibilities: diet, smoking, untreated decay, fractured fillings, gum infections, acid reflux, medications, systemic disease, etc. There is no one answer. Talk to your physician and dentist. This is a problem that may be corrected or may remain indefinitely. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Milk is making me feel sick and have a really bad stomach ache.. And some food that I eat aswell what could be the cause?
Food Intolerances ..: can be very common and appear in some people over time. Gluten in wheat is the most common offender and dairy is next. Some people are intolerant to lactose (milk sugar) and/or casein, the milk protein. If not sure, eliminate all milk and things made from milk for a few weeks and see how you feel. Eat a balanced diet of natural foods otherwise. Later try milk once and see if u get sick. ...Read more
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