I am 67 years old man. I had viral fever last week for which I took antibiotic (7-day course). I then had cramps in the abdomen and gastric problem. I also had disturbed sleep. On consulting my family doctor, he advised for complete body checkup and full abdomen ultrasound. All the reports were normal except for RFT and LFT wherein some of the values are exceeding the standard limits.
Please advise if medication for the same is required or this can be brought to normal range with some change in diet and lifestyle routine.
My height is 174 cm and weight is 75 kg. I am a non-smoker and non-drinker and walk for 3 to 4 km every day, except for last 15 to 20 days when it was very foggy.
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
I have checked the attached reports thoroughly (attachment removed to protect patient identity).
All the results are acceptable except the creatinine (which reflect the function of the kidney to clean up the blood) is slightly elevated. I recommend drinking plenty of fluids as dehydration affect the kidney negatively. No medication is required regarding this aspect. Just to be fully reassured, do you have any bony or back pain recently?
Regarding the abdominal cramps you experienced after taking the antibiotic course, it is caused by bacterial (Clostridium difficile) overgrowth in the intestine (antibiotics kill the normal bacterial flora allowing the abnormal difficle to grow).
I recommend a five-day course of Flagyl (Metronidazole) 500 mg tablet twice daily. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take medications with their consent. Have you noticed any blood in stools recently?
For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/internal-medicine-physician
Was this answer helpful?|
.. medications those can be advised in pregnancy as, during the antenatal period, many symptoms could occur that need to be treated. Metronidazole can be advised in pregnancy. So, do not worry and Tergynan is also antifungal antibiotic and it was adv... Read fullMy creatinine is 3.05 mg/dL. How bad is it?
.. understand, you are having hypertension for past 15 years, apparently under control at present. Many a time, hypertension can remain undetected, without symptoms for long. So we may not know the exact duration of the disease in many patients. You ... Read fullCreatinine level 2.7 with controlled BP. Kindly advise the food to be taken.
.. should get regular follow-ups with her doctor (nephrologist, cardiologist or even internal medicine specialist). Foods to avoid are salt, dark-colored colas, canned foods, orange, and orange juice, red rice, etc. Foods to eat are water the best yo... Read full
Query: Hi doctor, My brother, who is 27 years old, is having viral fever and the temperature was 103 degrees Fahrenheit since yesterday night. He has been complaining of slight fever for the past five days. We had blood tests and the urine test done yesterday and both were normal. We are using the followi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I got reported as liver abscess and the size is 70 x 60 mm. The doctor's treatment is Metronidazole. How much time will it take to cure? Read Full »
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Internal Medicine Physician Now