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Bowel changes after antibiotic
Several months ago my doctor gave me a short course of an antibiotic (azithromycin) for bronchitis. I immediately noticed a change in my bowel movements that has continued until now. Previously, they almost always floated, but now they almost always sink. I'm also seeing more little balls. I also pass gas pretty often, but that has always been true. I did not change my diet or exercise. I've tried eating yogurt but see no effect from it. What's up?
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Was the yogurt enriched with probiotics?  Antibiotics help us but also kill off the good bacteria in our intestinal tract.  It sounds also like you need a stool softener, fiber and lots of water.  If these things don't help, I would see a Gastroeneterologist for an evaluation.  Take care...
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You may also want to consider trying some probiotics in capsule form. There are some very good brands on the market that include Culturelle, FloraQ, PB8 and Digestive Advantage-IBS (not for IBS alone).
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I am scheduled to have ureteral stent removal with shock wave lithotripsy in one week.  I felt I had a UTI so doctor prescribed Ciprofloxacin.  After taking the antibiotic for a week I have now developed severe abdominal  pain & cramping.  I took my first ever Oxycodone 2 nights ago and then last night so I could sleep.  However,  I'm going to stop the Cipro since I believe that is causing havoc. I also have not had a bowel movement in 3 days.
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Yes, I've had to take some strong antibiotics and then got sever diareah... Ended up having C Diff which was aweful!  I ended up in the hospital twice in two weeks with low potasium and dehydration.  Please go to your Dr. so that he/ she can test your stool!
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