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Old 02-25-2008, 09:50 AM   #1
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bshpmark HB User
diarrhea for 7 days now

I have had constant diarrhea over a period of 7 days now with the exception of two straight days that I did not go at all.

Some background:

I had a sinus infection back in January and was on Augmentin for 14 days. In early February I got bronchitis and again went on Augmentin. While still on the Augmentin a week ago, I suddenly developed diarrhea. When the urge hits I have about 15 seconds to find a restroom. I have been up since 6am today and it is almost 1pm and I have gone at least 8 times already.

I went to the doctor last Thursday and gave a stool sample but do not yet know the results.

Not trying to be gross here but the stool was like the consistence of wet sand, blackish gray in color. It now has some substance but is still very loose and looks somewhat like flakes with mucous.

If anyone can shed some light I would really appreciate it.

I have been drinking lots of Gatorade and also drinking the small Dannon yogurt drinks that are loaded with the good flora to try and get something good into my intestinal tact and bowels.

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Old 02-26-2008, 03:47 AM   #2
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Re: diarrhea for 7 days now

Since I was on Antibiotics for quite sometime, I did alot of research.The problem with the drugs is while they clear your infection they also clear all the good bugs along with the bad. This opens up the possibility of bad bugs to take hold..In my research one in particular that can take up residence is called C-diff....It is a nasty intestinal bug that can cause diharia for long periods of time and is difficult to get rid of. Your doctor is most likely to check for that with the sample..In the meantime try some probiotics, it cant hurt and helps re-populate the colon with good bacteria that was killed off...Good luck!

Old 02-26-2008, 06:08 PM   #3
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bshpmark HB User
Re: diarrhea for 7 days now

Blood work showed a bacterial infection. Doctor put me on Metronidazole 3 times a day for 15 days.

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