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Bloody diarrhea after stomach flu?

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  • Posted By: SunnySmile
  • July 17, 2008
  • 10:02 PM

I suffered through stomach flu for a week and when I started having bloody (bright red) diarrhea, I went to the doctor. I was also having pain in the center of my stomach below my breastbone. He probed around and it was painful only in the upper areas, so he felt I must have an infection so prescribed cipro for me. I still had diarrhea after that but it wasn't bloody. Today is the second full day after seeing the doc and now I have bloody diarrhea again, only it seems like more because it's every time I go now. Is this common following stomach flu, and will the antibiotics help it go away? I'm worried I'll lose too much blood. Thanks.

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