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Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Can sinus drainage or antibiiotics cause loose stools?

Antibiotics yes: Yes could be due to antibiotics, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago. Today I had black blood in mucas. Has been no discharge for 10 days now. Is this still to be expected?

I had sinus surgery 4 weeks and 1 day ago. Today I had black blood in mucas. Has been no discharge for 10 days now. Is this still to be expected?

Expected: "black blood" is old blood. Depending on how many sinuses were opened/ cleaned out, you may still have some old blood circulating through your sinus passages. Confirm your sinus cleansing regimen with your ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?

Sometimes (about 2 or 3 weeks) pain occurs on right side abdomen and specially after discharge stools. And stool color black?

Black stools: Black stools, especially when they or foul-smelling and tarry, can be a sign of internal bleeding in the upper digestive tract. It is possible you may have ulcer or some other source of internal bleeding. You should see your doctor ASAP or go to the emergency room if you feel too sick to make it to that appointment. Good luck. ...Read more

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Bloody stinking discharge from belly button and black watery stool.... Why?

Bloody stinking discharge from belly button and black watery stool.... Why?

See doctor: None of these symptoms are normal and are suggestive of possibly serious conditions such as crohn's disease. You need to see your doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My husband has a bloody discharge from his belly button and pain in his stmach he also has watery stool that is black in color what is wrong with him?

My husband has a bloody discharge from his belly button and pain in his stmach he also has watery stool that is black in color what is wrong with him?

GI bleed: I suspect your husband is hemorrhaging from an ulcer in a meckel's diverticulum due to ectopic gastric mucosa in the structure. It has also reopened the omphalomesenteric duct. He needs to be seen now. ...Read more

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Started taking amoxicillin 2 days ago for sinus infection. Stools normally come out number 5 on bristol stool chart. Now formed and in 1 piece. Why?

Started taking amoxicillin 2 days ago for sinus infection. Stools normally come out number 5 on bristol stool chart. Now formed and in 1 piece. Why?

Stool change antibio: It is common for the consistency and frequency of bowel movements to change when taking antibiotics. Antibiotics kill some naturally occurring bacteria in the intestines. This change in the balance of bacteria in the intestines causes changes in stools most common causes diarrhea but it could also cause less frequent and firmer bowel movements ...Read more

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3 yr old has clear"slime" when she poops- loose stool and it smells REALLY terrible and weird. No other symptoms, no colds or sinus probs.?

3 yr old has clear"slime" when she poops- loose stool and it smells REALLY terrible and weird. No other symptoms, no colds or sinus probs.?

There are many: Causes for loose, mucousy, smelly stools in a 3 year old. It could be from a cold, although you mentioned she doesn't have symptoms of a cold. It also could be from an infection, food intolerance or absorption issue. I would discuss this with her doctor; they may want to collect some stool samples to test, if it is continuing. Meanwhile, try to have her eat more binding foods, such as bananas and rice. ...Read more

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Started taking amoxicillin today for sinus; got loose stools and light headed; due to amoxicillin?

Started taking amoxicillin today for sinus; got loose stools and light headed; due to amoxicillin?

Not likely: On a direct level this is not due to Amoxicillin usually. Would be concerned first that the sinus infection was not bacterial and that whatever causing it was also infecting the gut. The other concern would be clostridium difficile infection. One advantage of Amoxicillin over Ampicillin is that it is largely absorbed before reaching the colon, but that does not exclude the possibility. ...Read more

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4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

4 yr. Old with sed rate of 150. Two weeks ago 158. No other symptoms, plenty of energy. Chest & sinus x-rays negative. Urine & stool negative. Ideas?

Occult disease: Sed rate is an acute phase reactant that increases when inflammatory components are released into the blood. This is not specific for any particular disese but is a marker for infection or other inflammatory process going on g on in the body. On occassion the sed rate may increase prior to clinical signs, and you should continue the follow up with your md until the cause is found. ...Read more

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Is it a flu if 5 days + 1-2 minor aches and once a day fast moving stools? Lots of sinus and throat phlegm.

Is it a flu if 5 days + 1-2 minor aches and once a day fast moving stools? Lots of sinus and throat phlegm.

Not necessarily: According to Mayo Clinic Flu sxs may include “Fever over 100F (38C), Aching muscles, especially in your back, arms and legs, Chills & sweats, Headache, Dry Cough, Fatigue and weakness, Nasal Congestion.” ...Read more

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18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?

18 mo old, 101+ temp, rr 39, no dyspnea, lethargic, vomited 4x this am, loose stool x1, taking amoxicillin for recently diagnosed ear/sinus infection. Is this viral or should I see md?

Diarrhea due to meds: If your toddler has never had amox before, diarrhea sometimes can be due to antibiotics.
Vomitting may be associated with the ear infection. If his fever gets higher with continued vomitting and increased resp rate, best to see md ...Read more

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Chronic thrush past 5 years/ affects mouth, eyes, urine, stool, vagina, aches, chills, fever, sinus, throat/ temporary relief w/ antifungal. Over 500?

Chronic thrush past 5 years/ affects mouth, eyes, urine, stool, vagina, aches, chills, fever, sinus, throat/ temporary relief w/ antifungal. Over 500?

Fungal infection: What is the question? You have relief with oral antifungal that is prescribed by a doctor? What is 500? is it a dose? Does of what drug? Why do you have chronic systemic fungal infection? do you have uncontrolled diabetes or HIV? what other medical conditions do you have? Are you on other medications? We cannot offer you a useful response without information. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more

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Can pet hair and cigarette smoke cause sinus drainage?

Can pet hair and cigarette smoke cause sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: Pet hair is a strong allergen and can provoke significant sinus drainage and congestion. Cigarette smoke also can act as an allergen but has a direct irritative effect to the nasal mucosa and can cause drainage as well. Both of these can cause significant drainage. ...Read more

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Can sinus drainage make you feel like you have heartburn?

Can sinus drainage make you feel like you have heartburn?

Possibly: It could cause difficulty swallowing, pain in the throat and coughing. This would probably be likely to be a problem if you were lying flat. ...Read more

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I lost my voice and have severe sinus drainage are they related?

I lost my voice and have severe sinus drainage are they related?

Possible: Severe post-nasal drainage, either from nasal allergy, viral rhinitis or rhino-sinusitis can produce a voice disorder by producing inflammation of the vocal folds. The resulting inflammation is almost always viral. So yes, the infected mucus drainage down the back of the throat can contaminate both the larynx and the bronchi. ...Read more

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How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

How can I make sure pressure and drainage is normal a year after sinus surgery?

See your surgeon: Have your surgeon check inside with an endoscope in the office to make sure all is well. Sometimes drainage persists or recurs from other causes, like allergies. ...Read more

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Please describe the 'bad taste' associated with sinus drainage and/or infections?

Please describe the 'bad taste' associated with sinus drainage and/or infections?

Bad Taste: As your sinus drains from inflammation or infection the fluid falls to the back of your throat - esp. At night. This in turn causes bad taste in your mouth as well as bad breath.
Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: A number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Why do I cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Irritation: The drainage down the back of your throat causes irritation that your body wants to get rid of leading to your cough reflex. ...Read more

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What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

Cough due to sinus: You can use delsym for the cough. For the post nasal drip, try sudafed 1 to 2 tabs three times a day. If you have high blood pressure try 1 pill instead of two. Feel better! ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference in LPR or true sinus drainage?

How can you tell the difference in LPR or true sinus drainage?

Great question: This is a question my students and ENT residents ask all the time. Sometimes the difference on exam is subtle. They both can cause laryngeal edema, cobblestoning, hoarseness, & excess mucus. Lpr patients may have a little more erythema and hyperactive gag than simple drainage. If a patient has definite nasal allergies and LPR symptoms, it can be tough to differentiate. I may need to treat both. ...Read more

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I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

I don't know whether I have sinus or hayfever lm bother with drainage what's good for that?

Saline: Saline rinses can help both. Follow instructions and use distilled water (or boiled then cooled). Avoid dry heat in winter. See an allergist if continues. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I get bad sinus drainage after I drink something cold?

Why do I get bad sinus drainage after I drink something cold?

Well...: Cold drinks tend to shrink the nasal membrane and thereby allowing your sinus to drain when the obstruction is removed.
Exposure to cold air can also trigger the vagus nerve in the nose to produce drainage- a condition known as skier's nose.
I must admit however that I have not seen such association among my patients and thus the comments are just an educated guess. ...Read more

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My 14 month old daughter has the worst sinus drainage she chokes on it all the time is there something I can give her specifically to clear sinus?

Possible allergies: You might use saline nose drops several times daily. Also use vaporizer. Because of her symptoms you might consider taking her to an allergist. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


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