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Query about constipation during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Constipation
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User :   Hi. My wife is 4 months pregnant and 4 days back she womitted and also suffered lose motions. Her dr has given her ofloxacin ornidazole. 2 tabs daily for six days? Is it safe? Also she is facing today very bad constipation.
User :   Also she is taking AMOTIC
User :   Hello Dr
User :   Kindly respond to my qorry
User :   query
Doctor :   may i know her age please
User :   34y
Doctor :   and how many times she has had the loose motions?
Doctor :   in one day ?
User :   4 dyas back she womitted early morning with white cough
Doctor :   any blood ? or stomach cramping ?
User :   and same day she had the lose motions 3-4 times
User :   afternoon i took her to her gynocologist
Doctor :   ok
User :   anf she gave her two injections
Doctor :   how long she has been told to take the antibiotic ?
User :   and also prescribed these mdeicines which she has already started
User :   for 6 days
Doctor :   ok well she can go ahead and take them
User :   no blood but some pain in stomach is there
User :   also she has little pile problem since long back
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well the drugs in pregnancy are to be given with caution
User :   but i saw on various sites that ofloxacin is not safe during pregnancy
User :   and causes bone problems in fetus
User :   is that true dr?
Doctor :   well in only in some animal studies and that too in the first trimester
Doctor :   see if the condition of the mother REQUIRES medications we give them
User :   also she is a thyroid patient with
User :   tsh level within limits
Doctor :   thats good
User :   any message from your side?
Doctor :   what are her present symptoms now?
User :   of what?
Doctor :   still is she constipated ?
User :   yes dr
Doctor :   tell her to consume water
User :   she does
Doctor :   and have yogurt
User :   5 to 6 glass in a day
User :   can she take Nutrilite Fiber?
Doctor :   yes she can
User :   This is an
User :   Amway product
Doctor :   well yes she can as long as its from a reputed brand
User :   Is there any precuation while taking food suppliments dr
Doctor :   no none at all
Doctor :   just avoid outside food
Doctor :   home made is best
Doctor :   avoid oild and spicy food
User :   do you recomend any medicine if she does not finds ok from constipation?
Doctor :   best is food rich in fiber
User :   One thing more i would like to tell you she had gall removal surgery 10 months back
Doctor :   medicines the less given in pregnancy...... the better
User :   and one missed abortion 13 months back
Doctor :   thats ok it does not affect the present
User :   well thanks a lot for your +ve recomendations.
User :   How may we contact you in future?
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   you can ask for me and i am not busy with other patients , i will be glad to help you
User :   but how? this time i reached you by system itself
Doctor :   you can ask if you meet another doc
Doctor :   they will forward you to me
User :   Thanks Dr Oberoi. Good night
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   good night
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