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    What causes stomach cramps and diarrhea post antibiotic treatment?

Posted on Fri, 3 Jun 2016 in Abdominal Pain
Question: I have recently had bronchitis and have take 2 10 day rounds of doxycycline took finished the antibiotics about 2 weeks ago and today have had stomach cramps and diarrhea 3-4 bowel movements today and noticed pea shaped 'things' in my stool as gross as it sounds I did pick one up and squeezed it and when it burst thick yellow pus came out I have had c-diff before
after a hysterectomy and 2 courses of antibiotics
oh and no blood in my stool I don't notice any mucous it is a yellowish brown color and it does have a foul odor I don't have a fever have some stomach 'rumbling'
I also took 2 step down courses of steroids when I had bronchitis - took it with the antibiotics
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Post-antibiotic diarrhea- Cdiff type / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Post-antibiotic diarrhea -C.diff type/ Under Evaluation

Hi Dear !! Thanks for your query to HCM.
Read and Reviewed detailed facts and understood your concerns.

My Impression-
You seem to be suffering from C.diff diarrhea, resulting from disturbed intestinal flora, post-bronchitis lead heavy antibiotic loads. Steroids combined with antibiotics during antibiotics lead to this diarrhea attack which you have currently.

Do's Suggested-

Consult Physician and assess the condition along with stools tests.
Plenty of fluids.
Bland Diet with porridge would sustain the nutrition to its minimum needs.

Banana Shakes-x 2 times day - to recoup from diarrhea fast.
Tab Imodium-2 times a day x 5 days
Tab Flagyl x 400 mg x 3 times a day x 5 days
If no relief Cap Vancomycin / and or- Fidaxomicin if need be to be used carefully.
Sporolac Cap- 1 x 2 times a day x 10 days.
Vit B12 Subligual with Folic acid to recoup intestinal stability fast.
All to be executed under expert care of your family doctor.

Hope this reply would resolve your health issues.

Welcome for any further query in this regard.

Do close this query with few excellent comments , to rate this reply and to boost the incoming patients like you at HCM Virtual Clinic.

Good Day !!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
Follow up: Dr. Mukund Savaskar 10 minutes later
Thank you
Answered by Dr. Mukund Savaskar 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Welcome in time to come !!

Detailed Answer:
Welcome in time to come !!

Hi Dear Thanks for the gesture of thanks.
Do feel free to ask further query to avoid the recurrence of diarrhea.

Would appreciate your few excellent comments , to rate this reply and to boost the incoming patients like you at HCM Virtual Clinic.

Good Day !!

Dr.Savaskar M.N. XXXXXXX Surgical Specialist
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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