I have to go 5 to 9 times a day, which my stool is watery and sloppy, and bright yellow. I have been given no antibiotics since attending my doctors since this started. I believe they are under the impression it is because I have been on tramadol and zapein and this is why my bowel is the way it is. I have not had any of those procedures done since my hysterectomy. I used to suffer with endometriosis which is why I had the hysterectomy. I did have a c section with my little boy as well.
I personally think that since you are having altered bowel movements ever since you had your hysterectomy done, you could be having infection with an organism called C. difficile.
This bug can cause diarrhea and happens particularly after a surgery or a procedure during which antibiotics are routinely given to the patients.
Antibiotics used during surgery can alter the normal, helpful bugs, in the intestine which causes overgrowth of C. difficile causing diarrhea like what you are having.
There is no harm in giving a seven day course of flagyl (metronidazole), which is the treatment for C. difficile, for your diarrhea to see if it helps you with your diarrhea.
Testing for C. difficile toxins in the stool is also recommended, so if you have not had that test done I would recommend that you should have that done.
If your symptoms do not respond after a course of flagyl I would recommend that you should have a colonoscopy done to have a look inside your colon.
I would also work up you for celiac disease which can cause diarrhea for a prolonged duration.
You should ideally be referred to a gastroenterologist for this.
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I just realised doctor I have already had this test done a few weeks ago when this all started and it came back normal which is why no antibiotics was prescribed.
I have had the procedure done to check for a bowel infection you mean sureness but the results came back normal. This is why they think it has something to do with having been on tramadol and zapein. I have explained to them not to just take me from 30 to 8 mg because this is what happens but they aren't listening. I really need to know what to do because I can't go on like this
So do you believe this has nothing to do with the pain relief? And do you also believe this may not have anything to do with the length I was on the med for?
Thank you so much you have been so helpful. Just oke more thing before I let go, will any of these conditions cause sweating, and feeling sick and constantly feeling tired and unwell?