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Had surgery for 3rd degree tear for baby, diarrhoea. Shall continue medicine or not?

I have had surgery last Tuesday to repair 3rd degree tear after baby. The doctor put me on co amoziclav 375g to revent infection I have 5 tablets left but I had to stop taking them in the last 24 hours as I took a terrible tummy bug when feeling better should I take last 5 or leave it? will my body have enough to fight infection as I've had very bad diarrhoea which puts me a high risk of having wound infected? Will most of wound "outer" be healed in 7days?
Asked On : Sun, 14 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist 's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Diarrhoea is a common side effect of Amoxicillin.

The wound MIGHT have healed - but it needs to be checked to confirm
See your doctor - only an examination can clarify
Whether you need an antibiotic can then be assessed / If in need, it must be a different one...

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Tue, 16 Apr 2013
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General & Family Physician Dr. Somanath Krishnan's  Response
Depending upon the status of the healing of the wound, further course of antibiotics can be decided. The diorrhoea in you must be the adverse reaction to the antibiotic prescribed. Change the antibiotic. Your diorrhoea will be OK once you have stopped the antibiotic. Being a 3rd degree Perineal Tear which involves the Rectum also, it is advisable to continue with a different antibiotic for some more time......................................
Answered: Mon, 15 Apr 2013
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