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Antibiotic (Definition)

An antibiotic is a medicine that slows, stops, or kills germs. The germs are usually bacteria causing an infection in a person, so the person uses antibiotics to help his body get ...Read more


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Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Is it normal for your stomach to bloat when coming off antibiotics?

Gut flora: Antibiotics can change the the bacteria of the intestine and this can cause bloating or even diarrhea. I always recommend that patients on antibiotics take a probiotic. If symptoms persist, you may need to be tested for clostridium difficile. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a UTI been on antibiotics for three days. my stomach continues to bloat. I have pain in my right side when I begin to urinate. Is this normal for a UTI? I'm female 31 and have had a tubal.

I was diagnosed with a UTI been on antibiotics for three days. my stomach continues to bloat. I have pain in my right side when I begin to urinate. Is this normal for a UTI? I'm female 31 and have had a tubal.

Need re-evaluation: While your symptoms may indicate a severe attack of urinary infection, it should be at least getting better with medication. If you see no improvement you may revisit your doctor and discuss if further analysis of Urine by culture is necessary to determine the exact medication for your type of bacteria. ...Read more

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My stomach feels tight and bloated, how do I treat this?

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Dont worry: Take 4 dulcolax tablets at night (all 4 as one dose). Next morning you will have good bm. And will clean your system. Then take Reglan 10 mg, one tablet every night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach and constipation after surgery. Is this normal? How do I treat these symptoms?

Bloated stomach and constipation after surgery. Is this normal? How do I treat these symptoms?

Constipation: Unfortunately the anesthetic agents, the surgery and the post operative pain management all contribute to constipation. Which can cause multiple abdominal complaints, including bloating. Okay to increase your oral liquids, decrease the narcotics, use laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily. Make your post operative appointment and discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat stomach pain after taking an antibiotic?

What can you do to treat stomach pain after taking an antibiotic?

Coat stomach: Gastritis is common with many antibiotics, ask your dr. If its ok to eat or have a glass of milk before the particular antibiotic you are taking. Taking on an empty stomach is difficult for many people. ...Read more

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My 1.5yr daughter has hard stool and bloated stomach. How can I treat the symptons?

My 1.5yr daughter has hard stool and bloated stomach. How can I treat the symptons?

Diet Problems: Altho probiotics may help, the best answer is to identify what in her diet is causing the digestive problems.Although there are many possibilities, that you can identify with an elimination diet, the most common cause is the onset of a dairy intolerance.Eliminate all dairy products for 5 days and see what happens.And discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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My mother would like to know how she can treat her bloated stomach, she is 55, and gave birth to triplets 18 years ago. And used to be very slim. ?

My mother would like to know how she can treat her bloated stomach, she is 55, and gave birth to triplets 18 years ago. And used to be very slim. ?

Congratulations: If you are one of the triplets asking for her, your mom did well not only in the pregnancy but also in raising you! now it is time for her to take care of herself :) the first step is to have gyn exam to find possible cause for bloating and get advice re exercise program and healthy diet. Next she could lay out a plan for how, where, when to work out. Then you all can help free her up to do it! ...Read more

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I have pcos my symptoms are: weight gain, tiredness, moodswings, infertility, bloated stomach. How can I treat this specific to the symptoms i have?

I have pcos my symptoms are: weight gain, tiredness, moodswings, infertility, bloated stomach. How can I treat this specific to the symptoms i have?

It depends.: You indicate you have pcos. You have listed several symptoms/issues: weight gain, tiredness, mood swings, infertility, bloated stomach. Not all of these symptoms are attributed to the pcos. It is best to see a gynecologist for a full evaluation, in order to sort out your symptoms and give you the best treatment plan overall. ...Read more