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Antibiotic induced Diarrhoea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hello?
Doctor :   Hi
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How can I help you?
User :   I've been on antibiotics for about 10 days and have had dierhea (i can't spell that worth anything) the whole time. I went back in a couple of days ago and they told me to rest and do clear liquids and bland food... but it hasn't improved at all. Should I seek a second opinion on what's going on? I know it's a side effect of the antibiotic I'm taking, but there's no releif and it's very painful all around.
Doctor :  
let me read it
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I understand your problem and pain
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Let me help you on this
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May I ask you few questions about the problem and you?
User :   Yes
Doctor :  
What is your age?
User :   44
Doctor :  
What was the first problem that started?
Doctor :   why were you put on antibiotiic and do you have a prescription of it ?
User :   Discovered Pneumonia about 2 weeks ago, have been on antibiotics for it for 10 days.
Doctor :  
can you name it?
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User :   Yes I have a prescription. It's Levaquin.
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Now wht is the consistency of the stool?
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What is its frequency ?
User :   Gel-like or complete liquid. It has varied in the past two days.
Doctor :  
Were you stopped on the antibiotic
Doctor :  
Actually quinolones can cause diarrhoea but stop when it is stopped administering?
Doctor :   Did you ask the Doctor about it?

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