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Can kidney infection cause bloating and constipation? How long does that last? I've been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 2 1/2 days now.

Can kidney infection cause bloating and constipation? How long does that last? I've been taking bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) ds for 2 1/2 days now.

The Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim): Bloating is a common side effect of antibiotics, including Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim). Constipation, diarrhea or both (alternating) are also possible. The duration of this effect is difficult to predict. The most likely mechanism is the antibiotic effect of normal gut microbiota and subsequent recolonization. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for bloating from constipation to go away?

How long is it supposed to it take for bloating from constipation to go away?

Constipation: Try high fibre diet and increase fluids. If your symptoms do not improve in 1 week please see your M.D. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing cramping, bloating and constipation for the last 2 days. How can I treat this?

I have been experiencing cramping, bloating and constipation for the last 2 days. How can I treat this?

Constipation: If you are in that much discomfort, I would advise trying one of the various over the counter laxatives that are available such as sennosides, bisacodyl, and/or Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder (2 cupfuls twice a day in any drink) which often works fairly quickly. A bottle of magnesium citrate if none of that helps. I hope you are also keeping yourself hydrated with water as well as that may also help. ...Read more

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I develop severe bloating and constipation every time I try and quit smoking, last time it lasted 11 months. Is there any medicine or advice to help?

I develop severe bloating and constipation every time I try and quit smoking, last time it lasted 11 months. Is there any medicine or advice to help?

Nicotine: It may be that your body is missing the nicotine which acts as a stimulant for your intestinal tract and without it there is gas build-up and sluggish bowel action. Try taking a gentle stimulant like senokot, (senna)take in adequate fluids and fiber in your diet in an effort to avoid smoking or using nicotine products. Drinking hot water helps break down the gas and moves it down to be passed rectally. ...Read more

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Hi, I am 35 y.o men. For the 4 last day I've had constipation and my urine is much darker color. I feel weaker, and has problem with gas bloating.

Hydration: Proper hydration is critical, providing no other medical issues. Urine color may be used with the goal as being clear to light yellow. That will definitely help with the constipation also. If, in spite of increasing your water intake, you still experience a tendency to constipation please mention it to your doctor, since further work up might be needed. ...Read more

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The past 4 weeks have been queasy, I have been experiencing constipation bloating and tiredness and now my 'period on lasted two days. Why?

See a doctor: This symptom complex may be unrelated one to the other. You need to see a doctor, provide a full detailed history and undergo examination and perhaps some lab tests. Hope things get better soon. ...Read more

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For the last three months, I've had bloating after each meal coupled with thinning stool and constipation. I had an endoscopy (normal), colonoscopy (removed 3 pollips), emptying test (normal), and so far one week on Xifaxan for SIBO, no improvement.

For the last three months, I've had bloating after each meal coupled with thinning stool and constipation. I had an endoscopy (normal), colonoscopy (removed 3 pollips), emptying test (normal), and so far one week on Xifaxan for SIBO, no improvement.

Bloating: Is the emptying study for the stomach or gallbladder? Did you have CT of abdomen? Would check gallbladder and pancreas, discuss use of creon (pancreatic enzymes), do food diary. Consider elimination diets one week all mild products, one week all gluten products, one week all soy products. Also consider food allergy testing and nutriion consult. F/u/ w/ doc. ...Read more

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Teen girl, freq bowel problems. 3 weeks ago had abnormal period (longer, no bloating, etc). 3 days after it ended, constipation and facial weight gain?

Teen girl, freq bowel problems. 3 weeks ago had abnormal period (longer, no bloating, etc). 3 days after it ended, constipation and facial weight gain?

Gastrointestinal: Worse than having bowel problems is worrying about bowel problems, and they tend to tumble over each other. Good bowel health involves drinking adequate fluids, 6-8 cups/day, having good fiber intake, fruits, vegetables and whole grains, and daily exercise. Working on overall health will help your body self-regulate. ...Read more

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I had sex with a condom last week the day after my period, but now I have frequent urination, bloating and constipation. How likely is pregnancy?

I had sex with a condom last week the day after my period, but now I have frequent urination, bloating and constipation. How likely is pregnancy?

Here are some. ..: Since ovulation - fertile time, usually occurs 2 weeks before period disregarding personal period regularity, your sex was way off the time to conceive. Largely, pregnancy-related morning sickness usually starts some 5-6 weeks after conception. So, your Sx are most likely related with sex or UTI or indigestion. But, still do HPT soon missing the regularly expected period. ...Read more

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Within the last week ive aquired extremely sore breasts, abnormal gas, bloating, occasional abdominal pressure, and constipation. What could it be?

Within the last week ive aquired extremely sore breasts, abnormal gas, bloating, occasional abdominal pressure, and constipation. What could it be?

Hormones?: If your breast tenderness and your digestive symptoms have the same underlying cause, then the hormone progesterone is probably the culprit. However, without more information about you, your health history and your medication information, this is only one of several possibilities. If it's relevant, do a pregnancy test. If your symptoms are severe and/or persistent, seek medical care. ...Read more

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I have constipation bloating gas at times my stool is long and thin or pebles when I poop my colon expan and it makes pee how can u kill that parasit?

I have constipation bloating gas at times my stool is long and thin or pebles when I poop my colon expan and it makes pee how can u kill that parasit?

Chronic constipation: Think about your colon! It moves that heavy load of old stool. Help it with a bowel regimen, to get 2 soft bowel movements daily. Hydrate with water, tea, juice up to 1.5 l daily, fiber tablets, probiotics, laxatives (milk of magnesium or miralax), stool softeners, and walking make up best bowel regimens. If you have fever or vomiting, get evaluated with your doc. Colonoscopy age 50. ...Read more

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5 negative pregnancy tests, 3 periods, headaches&nausea during period (this started the last 3periods)constant bloating&constipation. Swollen sore breasts?

5 negative pregnancy tests, 3 periods, headaches&nausea during period (this started the last 3periods)constant bloating&constipation. Swollen sore breasts?

See a doctor: See a doctor most likely you are not pregnant but there is a problem with your hormones cycle causing these symptoms. So see a doctor ...Read more

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Smelly pee, constipation, bloating/full feeling, cramping in lower abdomen, some blood in stool, peeing for a long time. What could this all be?

Smelly pee, constipation, bloating/full feeling, cramping in lower abdomen, some blood in stool, peeing for a long time. What could this all be?

Need to evaluate: Blood in stool needs to be investigated. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids, however, even that can cause anemia. For your smelly pee, try drinking enough water so that your urine is watery, i.e., colorless. It would be prudent to consult a doctor. ...Read more

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Irregular periods, constipation, bloating, stomach pain, peeing for a long time, weak stomach muscles. What could be wrong?

Irregular periods, constipation, bloating, stomach pain, peeing for a long time, weak stomach muscles. What could be wrong?

Hard to tell: See your doctor if you are having several different symptoms like this. It's not really possible to know without a good history and exam by your doctor. ...Read more

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I missed a Depo-Provera shot appt last week, and lately I've had bad nausea, constipation, metallic taste, sore throat, dizzy, bloating, gas. Pregnant?

I missed a Depo-Provera shot appt last week, and lately I've had bad nausea, constipation, metallic taste, sore throat, dizzy, bloating, gas. Pregnant?

Take the test: If you want to know if you are pregnant, take a test. In today's world you do not need to wonder if you are pregnant or not based on symptoms. Pregnancy tests are available at any pharmacy and in minutes you will have your answer. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss your period. ...Read more

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Having issues with being constipated off and on for nearly a month now. Accompanied by bloating. Usually lasts about a half a week then it goes away.?

Having issues with being constipated off and on for nearly a month now. Accompanied by bloating. Usually lasts about a half a week then it goes away.?

Check diet: Constipation is often due to a diet that needs more fiber--fresh fruits and vegetables and plenty of water. Also exercise helps reduce it as well. Certain medications and supplements can make it worse. If changing your diet and adding fiber and increasing exercise does not help take a look at what you are taking. If it continues see your doctor to rule out other causes like thyroid, IBS etc ...Read more

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Have dull pain in upper abdomen that feels like bloating but it's lasted for 3 days. Fairly persistent. Antacid does not help and not constipated.?

Have dull pain in upper abdomen that feels like bloating but it's lasted for 3 days. Fairly persistent. Antacid does not help and not constipated.?

Exam: An thorough history and examination might help establish your diagnosis. It sounds like your use of antacids doesn't help and makes the diagnosis of gastritis less likely. See your doctor for further assessment and work up. ...Read more

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