Thank you for the query.
Long antibiotic intake has caused specific mess in intestinal bacteria. Please image that antibiotic has killed good intestinal bacteria and left stronger, antibiotic resistant bacteria. This bacteria can cause symptoms like diarrhea
and or constipation
as well as stomach ache.
If your husband is alder than 50, his constipation can be also caused by something mere serious (colon cancer
). In such case, this should be ruled out at first.
Here is what should be done:
- if your husband is over the age of 50, colonoscopy
is strongly advisable
- if he is younger than 50, stool test
, stool culture test and Rifaximine treatment is advisable at first
Hope this will help.