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Severe stomach pain, pain on lower right side towards inner thigh on eating certain foods, taken antibiotics for h-plyori. Cause?

Hi umm well I m having really bad stomach pain . I just finished my anti-biotics for h-pylori it was my second time getting h-plori and my mom said the pain should be gone and she thinks I m faking it , but I m not . It hurts my lower right side like, towards my inner thy. But it hurts right there only when I go to the restroom, and when I eat certain foods it also hurts. Whats wrong with me?
Asked On : Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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Hello, Jadzia.coffey,
You tell us that you just finished treatment for H.Pylori.
I am sure that you were given triple drug therapy including
Biaxin (Clarithromycin), Flagyl (Metronidazole) and a PPI
such as Omeprazole or Lansoprazole or similar. I assume
you took the treatment for 10-14 days. Sometimes, a Bismuth
compound like Peptobismol tablets are also given with the other
drugs that I mentioned. Unfortunately Clarithromycin can cause
stomach irritation and Metronidazole can have side effects such
as metallic taste in your mouth etc. Even when you are taking
the PPI with these, still you can have side effects. Good news is
this will get better within a week to ten days time. Make sure
you drink enough water and continue taking your PPI drug.
This along with a bland diet, avoiding excess caffeine, alcohol,
spicy foods and tomato based products for a couple of weeks
till your stomach gets back to normal. After about a month
get your stool tested for H.Pylori antigen. If negative, that means
your H.Pylori has been treated successfully.
I wish you well.
Answered: Tue, 8 Jan 2013
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