Good, at least that is one possibility you can eliminate along with the clindamycin. Since there can be many medical reasons for fluid retention and bloating, you will want to have a physical with labs checked to rule out heart, kidney, and liver issues. You also want to make sure you are up to date on your yearly female exams. If not, make sure you have this included when you see your doctor for the lab work. Here is a website for additional information: http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/bhcv2/bhcarticles.nsf/pages/Fluid_retention?OpenDocument . Please let me know if I can be of further assistance.