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I have been having issues with my stomach for the last five months. It started out as a constant churning feeling with gurgling noises in my stomach. It does not seem to be related to food because it happens no matter what I eat and in between meals.

In the past few weeks, I started also having diarrhea after eating. I went to the doctor for this and was put on Cipro and Flagyl. As soon as I started taking these, my bowel movements returned to normal and the churning feeling stopped. I have recently finished the course of those antibiotics and the near constant churning of my stomach has returned. My bowel movements are also softer than they should be.

What is really interesting is that my family has also been experiencing similar symptoms for quite a while. The Doctor told me that something that has shown symptoms for this long could not be viral. Since my family is also experiencing these problems, though, could it be something contagious?

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replied September 30th, 2017
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Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Its IBS and needs supportive care with diet lifestyle adjustments. Visit our IBS health center for further guidance.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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