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Probiotics With Acidophilus And Pelvic Cramps
Probiotics, by definition, are beneficial bacteria that live in our intestinal tract to help us maintain health intestines and colon. There are several species of these bacteria that are helpful to us including lactobacillus acidophilus. The meats we eat contain antibiotics that kill our natural bacteria that reside in our gut. Today, you will replace these ...Read more
Probiotics: Yes, probiotics can make the symptoms of ibss worse by increased bloating and gas. ...Read more
Yes: Better and more natural way would be to take full fat plain yogurt ( you can add fruits or chopped cucumber and garlic) a few times a week for food and other fermented foods. Make sure that the fermented foods that you buy are not pasteurized after the fermentation. It is hard to get such foods. therefore I do suggest to my patients to prepare their own yogurt, pickles,…… Best, Siranush Cholakian ...Read more
A trial of: a Probiotic preparation is certainly worth it but at your age I would suggest a GI evaluation to rule out more specific issues which could cause the symptoms you describe! We do not recommend a specific preparation on Health Tap however your Pharmacist may be able to suggest an effective OTC preparation. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Probiotics and IBD: One of the different theories about the mechanism of disease in ibd is the interaction of the gut flora and the lining of the bowel. There are instances on which the bowel flora could make the inflammation worse and probiotics may be able to modifiy the flora and decrease the inflammation. ...Read more
Have ibs-c and continuous intestinal and colon pain, anxiety.Celexa (citalopram) and antispasmodics don't help with pain.Suggestions/alternatives?
See your doctor: I'd go back to my doctor until he/she finds the right potion for my symptoms. You may want to consider a second opinion. ...Read more
CAN I USE BORIC ACID SUPPOSITORIES WITH AN MIRENA (levonorgestrel) IUD? for ongoing and constant UTI INFECTION AND YEAST INFECTIONS THAT PERSIST
See GYN: You need to see your gynecologist. He or she will likely order a urine culture and place you on a medication such as Flagyl or even possibly Clindamycin based on findings after seeing you. Is there a discharge? Is it foul smelling? You need to be examined. It does not sound very serious but you need to be evaluated soon. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
All have them.: If the ada says it is real yogurt with active cultures, then you have your probiotics, but others tout specific strains of bifidus and lactobacilli as being better. There is little hard evidence that this is the case. ...Read more
Alternating constipation and diarrhea for several months with any type of food. AbdominAl cramps. Normal ct scan. Also vaginal burning pain
Will taking a probiotic together with amoxillcillin antibiotic ease the diarrhea & stomach cramps ?
Yes: Evidence shows that probiotics ease symptoms of antibiotic associated diarrhea. Caution though: are the symptoms really antibiotic associated, and what is the quality of the probiotic? Because probiotics are considered a food rather than a drug and are therefore not regulated by the FDA, you have to check that what's on the label is really in the bottle. Hope that helps ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have chronic BV. I will be using a vaginal yogurt tampon after my period. The live cultures contain - L. Bulgaricus, S. Thermophilus, L. Acidophilus, L.Casei and Bifidis - will any of these live bacteria cultures be harmful inside my vagina?
STOP: I suggest a GYN exam and definitive medical therapy for BV. ...Read more
Constipated after finishing antibiotics. Will Azo Cranberry (with bacillus coagulans) help, or do I need a different type of probiotic for intestines?
Started stomach bug, then diherrea and constpation for 10 days. Started align probiotic and diherrea immediately worsening with lots of gas..uninsured?
Possible bacterial: Viral gastroenteritis are often benign, and self-limiting. However, bacterial gastroenteritis or dysentery requires antibiotic for definitive treatment. Untreated bacterial infection of the gastrointestinal tract can lead to Long and short-term complications, including diverticulitis, perforated viscous, toxic megacolon. Evaluation and testing by physician can reduce avoidable complications. ...Read more
I'm taking probiotics and prebiotics. Do enemas kill good bacteria in the intestines? (using water/chamomile/coffee for enema)
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