Antibiotics cause diarrhea

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Avatar m tn Antibiotics can cause diarrhea in and of themselves as a side effect. Antibiotics can also disrupt the normal intestinal flora and cause you to allow a bacteria called Clostridium difficile to take over. You need to get cultured for this. It s a stool (fecal) culture. See your doctor (not the nurse) and ask to have this done. If it is positive they will actually have to treat you with another bacteria to get rid of it plus you will need to take probiotics.
Avatar m tn Antibiotics can cause diarrhea, but it sounds more like you may have a bug since you may have a fever. I would call your doctor about this and go from there. For now, keep a little vaseline on your bottom to ease the burning and drink lots of water and low sugar Gatorade to replenish your potassium and electrolytes lost with diarrhea. I hope this helps and wish you all the best.
Avatar f tn It could be HPylori bacteria, he needs to see a Gastroenterologist and get a test for it, Prilosec and Acid prohibitors like it, supress the HPylori bacteria's symptoms and make cause a false negative for the bacteria. He has to stop taking any acid medication for ten days prior to the blood or stool sample, which ever test the Gastro does.
Avatar n tn i had diarrhea and it use to pain a little bit when in the toilet, but that stopped, now i just feel nauseous and also getting headaches, the other day i was feeling dizzy.
Avatar f tn Even if he wasn't on them he could have a bacteria called Clostridium difficile. Which can cause diarrhea and can be acquired from a hospital envrionment. Antibiotic can also offset the normal intestinal flora (bacteria) and let C. difficile take over. It has a toxin that causes diarrhea. You need to get him to a doctor. They will unfortuately have to give him another type of antibiotic to get rid if. They will probably test for that and other stool pathogens just in case.
905425 tn?1242340887 The vet did a full fecal workup and nothing was found except for some inflammation from the diarrhea. She suggested that it might be due to the heat cycle. Dia-Gel and antibiotics provided relief for ALL of us. Things were fine for about 4 weeks then Lola went into heat again and had diarrhea again. More Dia-gel and things were fine. We had her spayed 4 weeks ago, everything has been great but last night she had a minor bout of the poops.
Avatar n tn Is your daughter getting enough fiber in her diet to bulk up her stools? Not enough fiber can cause loose stools or constipation. Does she eat alot of fatty junk food..she may have to watch what she eats too as fatty foods can also contribute to loose stools. You can tell if you have to much fat in your diet if your stools float in the toilet bowl. Stress too..can cause diahrea..and her being a teenager..with school, friends, peer pressure.
1748829 tn?1338040641 And since yesterday its been constant stomach cramps, double the diarrhea then just from the treatment or the antibiotics and fever off and on. I know you aren't drs but I'm havingissues with them and I needed to know if anyone else hadthese symptoms to at leastcalm me down until I can get my g.I pa to call or into the g.I. and thanks for the colon health advice I have been tryingto pay very close attention to that more so since I started treatment.
Avatar n tn I have an elderly dog(Rudy a doxie) I rescued two yrs ago,he is about 12-13yrs old now. Last month he became very sick with diarrhea, vommiting, and wt loss, the blood work indicated his kidneys are the cause, while not life threatening yet, he is showing signs of kidney failure, I got him through the vommiting and am trying to maintain his weight, he went from 16 lbs to 12.
116879 tn?1266519849 Yep, antibiotics will just about always cause loose, stinky stools. Heck, even when I have been on them my kids have had those effects through getting it in the breastmilk. Keep her bottom slathered with diaper cream to protect it from getting burned by the stool and if it turns bright red, chances are yeast is involved. If so, nystatin will clear it right up.
Avatar f tn Since there appears to be interest in fecal transplantation I'll take this opportunity to post another article. This excerpt is followed by the entire article. "...Fecal transfer holds promise for the treatment of several other conditions, Dr. Kelly added, including inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and severe ulcerative colitis.
Avatar f tn A week ago, I got off a course of antibiotics (Augment) that I took for 14 days. It bothered me the entire time I took it. I gradually had bloating, distention of the stomach and tingling, numbness and a 'cold' sensation started later on. This hasn't gone away and has only improved about 30% since taking probiotics and eating a lot of fermented foods and coconut yogurt with live cultures. The Kevita probiotic drinks help the most.
Avatar n tn I've had diarrhea for about three days now with minor stomach cramps. I'm going about 7 times a day at least. I can't think of anything that would cause it. I've been making sure to stay hydrated, but can anybody tell me else i should do and what it might be? Thank you for your time.
Avatar f tn "Traveler's diarrhea" that is caused by parasites (food or water poisoning) often starts with some delay and it may also last for ...weeks...Ova & parasites tests of the stool would show if you have parasites. Treatment is with antibiotics. If you do not treat it diarrhea may last for weeks and even after healing some parasites may stay in your bowel...
Avatar n tn Antibiotics can cause diarrhea for some people. It doesn't start immediately it can take some days. Why are they releasing her it seems dangerous to send an 82 year old home like that deyhydration would be a big deal. I think she either had a reaction to the antibioctic or the contrast stuff and it's messed her system up. Be more proactive with the hospital they should have an answer on how to stop her bowel problems. There anti-diarrheal medicines have they given her any?
Avatar m tn Sometimes those tests should be done at least 3 times but maybe this has been done. The steroids and antibiotics can cause Candida which is an over abundance of fungus. It could be Irritable Bowel Disease. Have her B Vitamin levels been checked, that could be checked before a biopsy. I assume pancreas, liver and kidney levels are all ok? Wish I could be of more help as I know you are worried and this can be so frustrating.
Avatar f tn he recommended me some medicine and antibiotics yet after the treatment i'm still same no change. please please tell me what should i do?? also my upper body pains and stomach aches too and i get dizzy alot. i want to know if this is because of my problem?
Avatar n tn The antibiotics probably killed off these beneficial bacteria, and you need to re-populate the large intestine with ACIDOPHILUS/BIFIDUS, which hopefully will stop the diarrhea. Don't overdo, though, as overdoing can cause loose stools! It sure does sound like you might have cought an intestinal infection from possibly contaminated dental equipment! I have read that root canals can often remain infected, and be a source of continuing infection in other areas of the body!
Avatar n tn I have been having frequent diarrhea for 4 solid month's. I have been to a Gastroenterologist a few times, he keeps telling me I have IBS. I am not getting any help other than that. He, in the last visit told me to check out "Heather's tummy Tea & Fiber" products to help with IBS. I have lost a lot of weight and don't look good at all.
440171 tn?1204782401 i have been having diarrhea since sunday.does anyone else here have this problem from the meds.i have been doing pretty good with the treatments.shot 12.i get sides but i handle them i just make myself get up and go.but this diarrhea is really getting to me.i have a doc appointment next week but was wondering if i shoud see him sooner?
Avatar n tn My father has had watery yellow diarrhea now since March 2005 (approx 5 months) He does not have any pain with this. Both my parents were in Spain for the winter (which is where they have gone now for past6 years) They both had flu in February (all of their friends had this too) my mum recovered but my father could not shake of this constant diarrhea, they returned back to UK early to seek help.
Avatar n tn Metronozidole and Vancomycin. Other antibiotics with this C. Diff can make it worse or even cause the bacteria itself. Do some checking into this and tell your doctor to check for this bacteria. I had this for four years and finally discovered this. I think I got it from too many antibiotics ? Don't really know, but do know from research you can get it from foods and water and other countries too.
Avatar m tn I am diagnose with chlamydia and because of antibiotics I am having diarrhea for 3 weeks.
Avatar f tn I now have a serious sinus infection and my doctor cannot find an antibiotic to treat the infection that does not cause either hives or diarrhea. I need help. Below are the antibiotics that I cannot take but can I take??? penicillen, minocin, keflex,erthromicin levaguin ceftin, cepro,omnicef So what is left? Please help me.
Avatar n tn Cracked my tooth in January 2014, due to expense of dental implant had to put off until I rounded up the cash. During these two months I have been on 3 rounds of antibiotics for tooth/gum infection. First two times a Z Pack & this last time Clindamycin for 7 days. No problem with Z-Pack other than it didn't completely knock it out.
Avatar m tn Hi, from the symptoms given, you seem to be suffering from acute diarrhea, which could most probably be of an infectious nature. It could also be due to the antibiotics given for the surgery. The main side effect of this medication is diarrhea, this is because this medicine tends to kill the normally residing flora in the gut like lactobacillus acidophilus (good bacteria) that helps with digestion. This can result in diarrhea.
Avatar m tn Management of diarrhea depends on the underlying cause. Antibiotics may be indicated if the cause is bacterial as in traveler's diarrhea. However, antibiotics such as ofloxacin may also have side effects including diarrhea. It is best that you discuss this with your attending physician for proper management. During episodes of diarrhea, it is important that you stay hydrated. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar f tn Below are two excellent sites to address your issues and arm yourself to speak with your doctor. Antibiotics themselves can also cause diarrhea, and I hope you are seeing a Gastroenterologist for this, and not your GP. Take care...
974371 tn?1424656729 I've used both (I'm on daily probiotics and just recently was on antibiotics for pneumonia) and didn't really have many issues. The antibiotics gave me worse diarrhea but it clears up after time - nothing in regards to adverse effects being used together. In reality anything can have an adverse affect with any medication. Even just taking OTC pain meds. All things are given on a risk/benefits scale, and he seems to think this one will work best for you.
Avatar m tn It also is used to treat 'travelers' diarrhea.' Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. This medication is sometimes prescribed for other uses; ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information. How should this medicine be used? Co-trimoxazole comes as a tablet and a liquid to take by mouth. It usually is taken two times a day but may be taken up to four times a day for severe lung infections. Drink a full glass of water with each dose.