It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....

Bowel Disorders Message Board

  • large polyp and Cipro-Flagyl

  • Post New Thread   Closed Thread
    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Old 10-13-2007, 05:29 PM   #1
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 80
    gwb123 HB Usergwb123 HB User
    large polyp and Cipro-Flagyl

    I hope someone can give me some information on their experience. I have been struggling with this problem for several months. I have a large polyp (about the size of a golf ball) that has to be taken out. It looks like colon resection will be soon. It has had several biopsies which have all come back non-cancer but the doctor says they will not know for sure until the do the surgery and do a pathology report. This kind of polyp has the potential to become cancerous as it gets larger. Has anyone else had a large polyp like this that has not been cancer???? I have been on Cipro-Flagyl for inflamation from the polyp. It seems to kill my appetite and leave me feeling washed out. I have seen many people talk about their dislike of this combination of antibiotics and I was interested to know what specific problems you may have had with it. I hope someone can give me some information about their experience.

    Sponsors Lightbulb
    Old 10-13-2007, 08:35 PM   #2
    Senior Member
    MaryAnn's Avatar
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Posts: 122
    MaryAnn HB User
    Re: large polyp and Cipro-Flagyl

    I personally haven't taken cipro and flagyl but my husband has recently for diverticulitis. He had a really hard time with the flagyl particularly. He would feel sick after taking it. His main problems were lack of appetite and a metal taste in his mouth, making it impossible to eat because everything tasted horrible. He had recieved the drugs IV while hospitalized for two days and then orally for another 10 days. It took at least 2 weeks after being done with flagyl for him to be able to taste food again and to feel like eating. I know he'll never take it again. There are other antibiotics out there and there is no reason to take something that makes you feel even worse!

    Old 10-13-2007, 09:17 PM   #3
    Join Date: Jul 2007
    Location: Canada
    Posts: 80
    gwb123 HB Usergwb123 HB User
    Re: large polyp and Cipro-Flagyl

    thanks Maryanne,
    That is my experience with it too, even the metal taste in the mouth. the loss of appetite is a concern for me because I don't want to loose too much weight before the surgery becaue I hear that you can drop another 10lbs in the recovery.

    Closed Thread

    Related Topics
    Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
    Large Colon Polyp Scared Stiff Digestive Disorders 0 02-21-2008 09:48 AM
    Large polyp small polyp? mamabear123x Cancer: Uterine 3 11-18-2007 08:37 PM
    Cipro side effects similar to stone symptoms? hukleberrie Kidney Disorders 6 07-20-2007 05:30 PM
    cipro doesn't work april56 Urology 3 11-06-2006 12:43 PM
    Large polyp grechen Cancer: Colon 9 10-15-2006 07:06 PM
    Cipro can kill active cysts! beckers Acne 0 04-17-2005 10:26 PM
    Large Uterus and Fibroids ? Help gingertea Women's Health 5 02-17-2005 01:25 PM
    Removing large colon polyp sunshine123 Digestive Disorders 6 03-19-2004 07:41 PM
    Large Polup Removal KennyHR6 Cancer: Colon 22 03-19-2004 06:32 PM
    Cipro - HELP!!! The_Cheese_Man Open to All Other Health Topics 2 01-28-2004 04:47 PM

    Thread Tools Search this Thread
    Search this Thread:

    Advanced Search

    Posting Rules
    You may not post new threads
    You may not post replies
    You may not post attachments
    You may not edit your posts

    BB code is On
    Smilies are On
    [IMG] code is Off
    HTML code is Off
    Trackbacks are Off
    Pingbacks are Off
    Refbacks are Off

    Sign Up Today!

    Ask our community of thousands of members your health questions, and learn from others experiences. Join the conversation!

    I want my free account

    All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:02 AM.

    © 2020 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved.
    Do not copy or redistribute in any form!