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Side effects of cipro medication - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello whats your anme?
Doctor :   I am Dr XXXXX
User :   name
User :   what kind of dr r u?
User :   u there?
Doctor :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   k
User :   let me tell u my story
User :   i had a bad uti
User :   i was peeing blood
User :   i went to the er and they gave me septra
User :   i took it for 4 days and i felt better
User :   but i didnt finish it
User :   so i started to b again after 2 weeks
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so i went to a dr and they gave me cipro
User :   cipro seem to work
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but now after 2 weeks im still getting stomach cramps and poop is weird
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i read from the fda that cipro might have side effect for 2 month or more when it comes to cramping
User :   is that normal?
User :   stomach cramps (may occur up to 2 months or more after your treatment)
User :   thats what the website says i cut and paste
Doctor :   May i know the location of your cramps?
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW
User :   near the bottom of stomach
User :   but i didnt feel this way till after the 2nd day i took cipro
Doctor :   Does the cramping increase with urination?
User :   no same all day
User :   last week they did a uti test and it was 95%clean
User :   im not peeing blood
Doctor :   Does the pain increase with food intake?
User :   but i been like this since 2nd day i took cipro
User :   yeah i head a little pain from bladder infection but i got worse with cipro
User :   no
User :   same leave all day but times i get a sharp pain
User :   level
User :   i have heard alot of complain about cipro that its a posion
User :   sometime my pooh is green
User :   sometimes it brown
User :   no blood when i wipe
Doctor :   Ciprofloxacin is one of the drugs commonly used to used to treat uti infections.
User :   but is it true on the fda statment? that cramping can go on for 2 months cause it kills all the goos baterial?
Doctor :   Though it can cause various side effects which includes, gastritis, pancreatitis, damages to the cartilages, kidney problems,
Doctor :   Unless you get a physical examination to determine what exactly the cause for the stomach aches are, its difficult to determine
Doctor :   that the problem was initiated by ciprofloxacin.
User :   i think it messed me up
Doctor :   The cause can be just a simple gastritis.
Doctor :   Hence I suggest you to consult a doctor for a physical examination.
User :   what is gastritis
Doctor :   Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach.
Doctor :   Its one of the side effects of most antibiotics.
User :   but is it true i can have cramping for 2 months base on the fda findings?
User :   cause my wife dont seem to believe me im cramping up
User :   she said its in my head
Doctor :   the duration of your symptoms depends on the severity of the illness.
Doctor :   It can be possible if the severity is not intense, the crampings can last for months.
Doctor :   However, most often cramping pain do not last for such a long time.
Doctor :   It either reduces and vanishes, or it can get aggravated.
User :   what should i take for the cramping?
Doctor :   There are various antispasmodics effective for cramping pain/
Doctor :   You can take tab meftal twice a day.
Doctor :   However, I suggest you to see your doctor for examination to help you better.
Doctor :   Have you followed what i have suggested?
User :   on tosils
User :   u know anything?
User :   what is chronic tonsils?
Doctor :   Chronic tonsilitis is a condition which refers to long standing inflammation of tonsils.
User :   so they have to come out?
Doctor :   The recommended treatment is surgical removal.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
Doctor :   Are you there?
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