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I have had diahrea for 3 months now; I feel gassy and I can hear sound from my tummy . After I open my bowls I fèel weak but when it is a watery poo I feel even weaker. I have been to doctors a couple of time and they took my blood test and stool test and they both turned out to be normal but the same symptoms persists even after those tests. The doctor gave me antibiotics and I have been taking it for 3 days now but I feel I am having even more diahrea and too much watery poo . Please tell me wether to continue with the antibiotics or stop taking them?
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Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago
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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
No I am fine with chatting and yes as I said I had a blood test and it turned out to be normal and the name of the antibiotic is Metronidazole
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago

Ok.

The first thing to do is give the antibiotics more time to "kick in"

Three days is not really enough time to start feeling much better.

I'd continue as you are doing through the weekend, make sure to drink lots of fluids and stuff like gateraide, try to eat well and take it easy.

If things are not better you might want to see a GI MD for advanced testing and a colonoscopy.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Ok but I have already had 3 three watery poo today what shall i eat anything i eat i get diahrea
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago

Well, then, drink a lot of fluids and try a little bit of chicken broth soup or bland broth and give your GI tract a break.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Does the problem seem like a bacterial infection to you? Why do I feel weak after I poo
Doctor: Dr. Rick, MD, Board Certified MD replied 2 years ago

It may be....there are a bazillion reason for diarrhea.

It sounds like you would do best to see a GI expert if things are not better by Monday. Just make an appointment and have your doctor send over your records.

Diarrhea takes a lot out of you so, naturally, you would feel weak. If you think you are getting worse then going to the ER would't hurt.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
If I leave the antibiotic lets after 4 days will I still develope resistance against antibiotic?
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I have been prescribed twice a day for a week 7 days
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
sometimes When I take out normal poo I feel week why do I feel week then?
Doctor: khagihara, Doctor replied 2 years ago
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I will try to help you. How old are you? Are you female or male? How tall are you? How much do you weigh? Any weight change? Do you have an abdominal pain? If so, when you have a bowel movement, is the pain relieved temporarily? Does anything make it better or worse? Is it consistent? Is it getting worse? Any other symptoms? Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it? Does anyone around you have a similar problem? Were you in contact with sick people? Any medical problems? Any surgeries? Any other medications including over-the-counter pills and herbs? Any family medical history?

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
I am a male , 19 years old I am 5 10, my weight is 68 kg and yes due to diarrhea and eating issue it went from 72 to 68 in 4-5 months, no abdominal pain, I do not know what might have triggered it, and no I was not in contact with sick people , no one around me has this problem no family or relatives, no medical problems, nothing
Doctor: khagihara, Doctor replied 2 years ago

It doesn't seem to be irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, chronic infection. Rather it seems to be malabsorption syndrome such as lactose intolerance, cells disease, bacterial overgrowth of the small intestine, and so forth. You should see a GI doctor to have a blood test, colonoscopy, breath tests, and as forth.

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Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Actually when I feel gassy I have a bit of abdominal pain
Doctor: khagihara, Doctor replied 2 years ago

I feel you seem to have malabsorption syndrome because you feel gassy.

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