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Is it ok to take metrogyl and iblex for no bowel movement after ruptured appendix surgery?

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Just had surgery for ruptured appendix no stools for 3days arthroscopic surgery was preformed things started moving no problem been home 2 days now doctor proscribed METROGYL 400mg three times a day also IBLEX 500 mg 4 times daily. Now I am having diahorreah type symptoms approx 7 times today I am 54 yrs old 173cm and was 83kg in weight male in reasonable good health. I have taken IBLEX before no problems
Posted Wed, 15 Jan 2014 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Anshul Varshney 33 minutes later
Brief Answer: Might be antibiotic associated diarrhoea Detailed Answer: Dear Friend Welcome to XXXXXXX You are taking antibiotics to prevent and treat appendicular infection and development of abscess. And you developed diarrhoea. I keep following possibilities in your case : 1. Antibiotic associated diarrhoea 2. Pseudomembranous colitis 3. C . difficile infection These antibiotics themselves cause antibiotic associated diarrhea. This occurs because antibiotic also kills the normal flora of our intestine which is a helpful flora. An other possibility is of pseudomembranous colitis , if you have been on these antibiotics for long. I recommend addition of pro biotics like lactovit / Vizylac / sporolac. If your diarrhea doesn't resolve , you may require testing for C.difficle infection. I keep possibility of C.difficle infection and pseudomembranous colitis lower in the list. Currently I advise addition of pro biotic. I hope I am able to solve your query , if you have any further query , you may ask me.
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