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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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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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I had a very bad stomach few weeks back, I was prescribed antibiotics for that. now I have symptoms of hemorrhoids. what should I do ?

I had a very bad stomach few weeks back, I was prescribed antibiotics for that. now I have symptoms of hemorrhoids. what should I do ?

What R UR symptoms?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...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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I have post appendectomy fluid in abdomen, it got inflamed after antibiotics treatment, everything was fine, i'm experiencing mild symptoms again advic?

Could be abscess : It is unusual to develop fluid after a straightforward appendectomy but it can happen. The fluid should be drained with a needle under ct or ultrasound guidance to make sure it is all removed. ...Read more

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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.

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

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How do I prevent PMS symptoms of a low fever, chills, body aches, and upset stomach before my period arrives?

How do I prevent PMS symptoms of a low fever, chills, body aches, and upset stomach before my period arrives?

See below: The most common physical symptoms in PMS are breast tenderness, bloating, fatigue, headaches, hot flashes and dizziness. Your symptoms are not typical for PMS. See your physician to determine if your symptoms are due to PMS or something else. To read patient information about PMS go to: http://bit.ly/1FfUiRO ...Read more

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What can be done to prevent nausea and stomach pain after eating? ER doc gave me protonix, (pantoprazole) bentyl, zofran and ultram to treat symptoms.

The medicines...: ...prescribed by the ER sound appropriate to your symptoms, but a true "fix" starts with careful evaluation that identifies the cause of your symptoms, so the cause can be cured. Give your doc a call please. ...Read more

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