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If you go straight down from your left nipple, just below the ribs.
Ok, thank you.
Woke up this morning, had diarrhea again once a day in the morning as usual. This morning there was a lot of orange stringy stuff in it that looked almost red, until I started poking it with a cotton swab, and then I saw it was orange. I've been on the xifaxan yesterday 3x a day, and I've got today and tomorrow as well. is this normal? What could this be if the xifaxan doesn't work? Stools are still fowl smelling.
I am on now.
Yesterday I had a bagel, chicken noodle soup, and cheese quesadilla. It's been very hard to eat, as I am not hungry and it takes a very long time to eat even a small amount. I should also mention that last month I had an abdominal ultrasound and was diagnosed with a gallstone, but no inflammation/sludge.
So you think this could all be related to my gallbladder? The beginning of last week I had nausea in the morning especially, but it subsided by Thursday. I now no longer have nausea, but like I said, it's hard to eat and I'm not hungry. Still having loose movements once in the morning, NO pain URQ. And it seems whatever I eat the night before comes out in the morning.
Ok, I've lost quite a bit of weight in the last few weeks - in the beginning it was due to anxiety and not having an appetite because of that. Then on the 10th, I woke up with diarrhea x1 in the morning, no appetite, nausea that lasted almost a week. So I haven't been eating as much as normal. I've lost about 10lbs in the last month. I'm still going to continue with the antibiotics until I'm done with them tomorrow, but if I'm not better by Tuesday, what should I do then? What type of doctor should I see/what type of testing should be done? Why would my gallbladder cause my stool to be orange?
I should also add that today is the first day with orange stools. All of the other days that I've had these symptoms (10 days) they've all been brown, minus one time when I was straining to go, and all that came out was orange mucus like substance on the toliet paper.
Ok, I will talk to my internal medicine doctor tomorrow or Tuesday. If it's not gallbladder, and I do have an infection in my gut, and the xifaxan knocks it out, when should the diarrhea stop? The day I stop the medicine? I'm on day 2 - of 3 day dosage 3x a day.
Ok, I should also note that Friday before starting the Xifaxan, I took a probiotic, then one yesterday, then one again today.