Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties

131 Doctors Online
Doctor Image
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

I will be looking into your question and guiding you through the process. Please write your question below.

Pregnant. Noticed blood in bowel movement. Will it be safe to take norflox-tz?

Answered by
Dr.
Dr. S Patra

OBGYN

Practicing since :2011

Answered : 4048 Questions

default
Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2013 in Early Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Question: hello sir i m nw 7th week of pregnancy morning when i went to motion i saw red blood in my motion is any problem to baby....nw i can norflox-tz medicine
doctor
Answered by Dr. S Patra 3 hours later
Hello XXXXXXX

Thanks for writing to us. I am more concerned about your problem.

Blood in stool is a not normal finding. It may be due to Gastrointestinal infection, probably Bacillary Dysentery (blood mixed watery stool) or due to trauma associated with constipation or fissures in ano. Though fissure and trauma induced bleed are self limiting, dysentry associated bleed need attention. I explain the thing as follows:

If dysentery is mild degree, then there is no harmful effect to baby as mostly are self limiting. Certain complication may arise in both maternal & fetal in moderate to severe degree dysentery or Gastrointestinal infection. These include increased chance of miscarriage, defective organogenesis, maternal dehydration etc specially in first trimester of pregnancy.

In this scenario, a Stool test, Urine examination & Blood test are required to rule out causative organism. Fetal monitoring by ultrasound is also needed.

Combination of norfloxacin-tinidazole is not safe during early pregnancy and it causes harmful effect to baby or congenital defect.

Here you require to drink more water mixed with electrolyte Oral Rehydrated Salt (ORS) powder with safe antibiotic therapy like Ampicillin/ Cephalosporin group of drug. In addition,some probiotics may be advisable.

Please consult with your treating doctor regarding this for proper medication & suggestive measures.

Some basic things you need to follow:
1) Complete Bed Rest preferably in first trimester.
2) Continue Folic acid supplements and Protein XXXXXXX diet.
3) Avoid long journey/ heavy work/ high heel shoe.
4) Avoid stress/ emotional upset & maintain personal hygiene.
5) Avoid refrigerated food stuff & eat fresh vegetables/ fruits.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Wish your good health and successful motherhood.
Regards,
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. S Patra 10 hours later
but my doctor said no problem u take norflor-TZ 3days morning and night......she said nothing to worry....
doctor
Answered by Dr. S Patra 46 minutes later
Hello XXXXXXX
Thanks again for follow up query.

As you are carrying just 7th weeks of pregnancy, then taking above combined medication causes harmful effect to your baby such as defective organogenesis in some percentage.
Therefore, it is better to avoid such type of medication or unprescribed drugs at least 12 weeks of pregnancy until organogenesis is completed.

You can follow above said measures or consult with your treating doctor.
If you do not have any clarifications, you can close the discussion and rate the answer.

Take care of yourself.
Regards,
Dr Soumen

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. S Patra 2 hours later
thanq sir i ill avoid that tablets....again if i see blood in stool what i should do......i m worrying but my doctor said nothing to be worried.......
doctor
Answered by Dr. S Patra 43 minutes later
Hello,

As discussed earlier, presence of blood in the stools can be harmful if it is associated with intestinal infection. Getting your stool tested will rule out such possibilities. Until then please follow above measures.

Don't be much worried and enjoy your pregnancy.

Hope this helps.
You can close the discussion and rate the answer if you have no further queries.

Wish your good health and successful motherhood.

Regards,
Dr Soumen
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
doctor
premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions ,   ,   ,   ,   ,   ,  
Drug/Medication ,   ,  

Recent questions on  Folic acid

doctor1 MD

hi doctor....... i am pregnant of 7 months old... for last 1 day i ve been suffering from heavy watery loose motion. Baby movement is also can not be feeled now because of heavy bowl, gastritis problems.... i am also taking regularly tablets for iron, calcium, folic acid as prescribed by my doctor.... Now at this moment what should i do? Is my baby safe? Is anything serious or harmfull? Please advise.............

doctor1 MD

Hello Dr, Iam a 53-year old woman. My skin is comparatively very dry. Since my teenage I am having some itching and irritation at different parts of my feet and elbows and on right knee. I approached many skin specialists, and tried many ointments. They all give temporary cure. A few weeks back, I consulted with a skin specialist and he recommended to take a biopsy to distinguish whether it is eczema or psoriasis; it is confirmed as psoriasis. I did my LFT and having no problem, sonography of my stomach was also conducted, and having no problem.. Now the doctor prescribed Oncortex 7.5 (once in a week for 3 weeks) and Tablet Folic acid 5 mg twice in a week. When I checked Oncortex in the web, i happened to see its side effects. So slightly confused whether to take or not. I need your advice. My dr also said to consult with him after 3 weeks. Hope nothing will happened to me harmful. I have blood pressure and cholesterol, taking medicines for them regularly. Moreover, I am taking tablets for once in a month for Vit B12 deficiency.

doctor1 MD

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here...Having returned from egypt 2 weeks ago,the whole time I was there I had severe,change in climate I though.after getting home my stools returned to normal,for the last week I ve had a bad cold chesty cough,runny nose the works.this now resolved u went to the toilet tonight to find a yellow jelly type mucous in my stool when I wiped which alarmed me.I ve recently started taking folic acid as trying to conceive,wondered if the mucous was linked the the cold or conception?a little bit worried

doctor1 MD

Hi, I am 43 years old and my wife is 35. Last year we decided to start a family but were unsuccessful. I was tchecked and found to be having low sperm count and motility. I have been advised to take Paternia (once a day) and Maxoza (once a day). It's been more than 3 months since I have been taking this medicine, without any succes. My wife was checked too and has been given a clean chit. However, she has been taking Folic acid tablets as advised by the doctor. Would greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks very much!

doctor1 MD

I am 14 weeks pregnant with twins. For the past 3 days am having severe shooting pain in my arms and shoulders. It started with left hand now moved to right hand. Even my right knee, ankle and thighs have started to pain. I have applied pain...

doctor1 MD

My husband has had these symptoms for over a year: extreme fatigue , dizziness & slight headache. These symptoms have come and go all this time. he was sent to a neurologist and his meds checked. Since Oct. the symptoms have become worse and now...

doctor1 MD

what should a pregnant woman do during pregnancy so she can have normal delivery?