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Antibiotics and Bowel problem

Hi, I am 21 years old and I developed a bowel problem when I was 19.  I had really bad abdominal cramps and had bloody stool/diaherria.  My physician told me to start taking fiber since the lack of fiber caused such bad reaction in my intestine.  I have been taking fiber pills since that day.
Now, I have folliculitis and my dermatologist has given me clindamycin phosphate 1% (antibiotic).  I have been using this antibiotic for over 2 months now. Before this, my physician kept me on strong antibiotics for 3 months since she thought the swollen lymph nodes was causing folliculitis.  Every time, after finishing my pills, a few weeks later I would end up with both swollen lymph nodes and folliculitis.  After 3 months of this my doctor realized it was the folliculitis causing the swelling of the lymph nodes!  Therefore, I am using the clidamycin antibiotic now.
I know a son of a nurse I used to work with...I think he was using antibiotics for acne for a couple of months and developed some severe colon  problem.  He eventually had to get surgey for it.

I wanted to know if excessive use of antibiotics would cause further disruption of any kind in the bowel considering my case.

Thank you very much!

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Hi Mika...I recently recovered from an infection called Clostridium Difficile (C Diff).  Clindamycin is becoming more linked to this infection - it may be worth googling for you just so you'll know what to look for.  Although all antibiotics can contribute to this bug, that one seems to be a major culprit these days.
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