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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 7/23/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom had second surgery to remove second breast, she's 79. After some reconstruction the oncologist started her on Famara. She's experiencing diahrea in the early part of the day. I don't see this as a side effect for the drug. Anyone else have this? Any suggestions?

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 7/25/2008 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope you have talked to her doctor about her problem with diarhhea. If it is only once a day she probably will shake it off, but if it gets to be more often, her doctor needs to know about it. There is a situation that is caused by antibiotics called C-diff. It is when the antibiotics kill off too many of the good bacteria in the bowel and leave a bad bacteria known as C-Diff. It is especially bad in nursing homes and hospitals as it is produces spores that live on dry surfaces and can infect and reinfect a person whose immune system is weak. It is especially a problem with the elderly. I know I had it. My last test showed it was gone and so far so good, but as I mentioned it can reinfect so I need to be careful. Hope your mom is doing well otherwise. Hugs MK

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