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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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Does anti-biotics cause bloated stomach?

Does anti-biotics cause bloated stomach?

Please be specify: Please consider re-submitting and telling us which specific antibiotic you are interested in. ...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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Don't 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 (metoclopramide) 10 mg, one tablet every night for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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I got a course of antibiotics 2 weeks ago to treat a UTI but now the symptoms are back but this time really bad and my abdomen is swole?

I got a course of antibiotics 2 weeks ago to treat a UTI but now the symptoms are back but this time really bad and my abdomen is swole?

Bugs came back: Ask your doctor to try to do a culture and sensitivity study since may have a uncommon bacteria or one resistant to antibiotics. Also consider if there is a reason for you to have the UTI. Hygiene, mechanical, sex factors, etc. Work with a health care professional and you should be fine. ...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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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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Have had IBS for a year. Last 6 months stomach hurt. IBS was treated with antibiotics but stomach still hurts bad. No other symptoms could it be IBS.?

Have had IBS for a year. Last 6 months stomach hurt. IBS was treated with antibiotics but stomach still hurts bad. No other symptoms could it be IBS.?

Other conditions: There is no test for the diagnosis of IBS. It is important to exclude other conditions like Celiac Disease, intolerance to lactose/sucrose /fructose or inflammatory bowel disease which can present with the same symptoms. IBS responds well to diet, antispasmodics, probiotics and perhaps anti anxiety medications. Advice to see a gastroenterologist for further testing. ...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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I got successfully treated for mycoplasma hominis but I'm still having yellow discharge, abdominal discomfort and a bloated stomacj?

I got successfully treated for mycoplasma hominis but I'm still having yellow discharge, abdominal discomfort and a bloated stomacj?

Infection? PID?: Something doesn't compute. Mycoplasma hominis is normal in the genital tract, does not cause vaginal discharge or abdominal pain, and does not need antibiotic treatment. Maybe an STD or other potentially serious infection, such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) including chlamydia or gonorrhea. Return to your doctor or see a genitourinary medicine specialist, e.g. an NHS GUM clinic. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have vaginal burning/pain ll abdomen. All tests for infections are negative, yet treated with antibiotics and for yeast. I'm hurting so! Help!

I have vaginal burning/pain ll abdomen. All tests for infections are negative, yet treated with antibiotics and for yeast. I'm hurting so! Help!

"Fire in the hole": Obviously the gyn md needs to do a more thorough examination to determine why the burning is occurring. Eliminate harmful body washes, anti-bacterial soaps and scented pads or colored toilet paper. If there is still "fire in the hole" then additional testing can be done by the md. ...Read more

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Bloated stomach throughout the day feel like vomiting after meals and can't even have liquids after meals as I have reflux and recently was treated for?

Bloated stomach throughout the day feel like vomiting after meals and can't even have liquids after meals as I have reflux and recently was treated for?

See your doctor: You may have a problem with how your stomach empties. This is called gastroparesis. Your doctor can do some other tests to see if this is the problem. This does not sound like simple reflux. ...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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Being treated for anxiety and ibs. Stomach gets upset bloated gasy and urgency to go bathroom. On Xanax (alprazolam) and bentyl is that ok?

Being treated for anxiety and ibs. Stomach gets upset bloated gasy and urgency to go bathroom. On Xanax (alprazolam) and bentyl is that ok?

Hard to say: Without knowing your full health history, and what else has been tried, impossible to give good advice. The best treatment for IBS, especially when associated with anxiety, is to treat the anxiety effectively. Benzos, including Xanax, (alprazolam) are NOT the first line treatment for chronic anxiety. Psychotherapies of various kinds and SSRI/SNRI medications are generally better. Increase fiber in your diet. ...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

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How to treat stomach ache due to indigestion and bloated, nausea and vomiting?

How to treat stomach ache due to indigestion and bloated, nausea and vomiting?

Indigestion: There are many causes that can result in symptoms you describe. First thing you should try is an over the counter antacid or acid suppressant such as zantac (ranitidine). However, if the symptom persists, or progresses despite these measures, you should go see a doctor for a form evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, I had endometriosis and the doctors treated it with the Depo-Provera shot. Now I have cramps/bloated stomach ache and brown discharge. Is that normal?

Hello, I had endometriosis and the doctors treated it with the Depo-Provera shot. Now I have cramps/bloated stomach ache and brown discharge. Is that normal?

Sometimes: Endometriosis is chronic and can change. Symptoms can change. And the effectiveness of one treatment can change. So it it time to re-evaluate to make sure nothing else has changed, . For instance to make you you don't have a large endometriosis cyst causing these symptoms. ...Read more

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Recently had cellulitis in my leg treated in hospital with antibotic now I have it on my stomach, no trauma involved. Hard lump under redness?

Go back to doctor: Asap. Without knowing the actual organism involved I can only tell you that most cases of cellulitis are caused by strep pyogenes or staph aureus. Two bad acting bugs and ones that have the capacity to be highly destructive of normal issues and potentially life-threatening. You need to see somebody now! ...Read more

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What can be done for a bloated abdomen?

What can be done for a bloated abdomen?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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How to tell if you are bloated or have abdominal fluid?

How to tell if you are bloated or have abdominal fluid?

Sound like a drum?: If your bloated when you lie on your back and tap your tummy it will sound hollow like a drum it may even feel tight

if it is fluid you may feel a swish when you roll this could be a sign of liver disease or heart failure and you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. What could this be?

What to do if I get a bloated abdomen occasionally. What could this be?

Don't we all?: The GI tract has a very limited # of symptoms to signal its distress--nausea/vomiting, diarrhea/constipation, bloating, pain, fullness, bleeding, etc. As you know, many of these characterize ibs, but are also seen with inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, malabsorptive, and functional disorders. Directed lab work, imaging, biopsies, stool studies are appropriate in excluding non-ibs pathology. ...Read more

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Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

Why am I retaining so much water especially in my abdomen? I'm bloated all the time!

When last period?: Recently I had a patient who had the exact same problem. She felt bloated all the time and she came to me asking to help here. I asked her when her last menstrual period was and she said 5 months ago, But she said it normal for her to miss period for months. Long story short, I determined that she was pregnant with my history and physical. With my ultrasound I showed her her baby's heart beat ...Read more

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What's causing my stomach to look bloated?

Causes of bloating: There are lots of reasons for gassiness & bloating, & not all of them are due to the GI tract. Even "functional" syndromes may be present without underlying "disease." however psbo (paralyzed gut) due to metabolic & inflammatory conditions nearby (like an untreated infection of gyne or urinary tract) must be considered. See doctor, esp. If no relief from otc simethicone, beano, & dietary changes. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a bloated stomach?

What could I do to cure a bloated stomach?

Find the cause: Many different things can cause stomach bloating true bloating due to a large amount of gas can best be avoided by avoiding the foods, activities that cause the gas accumulation. Many other things feel like bloating but may be due to inflammation or adhesions or gallstone problems etc. See your primary to figure out the cause of your symptoms

http://digestive. Niddk. Nih. Gov/ddiseases/pubs/gas/. ...Read more

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