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Tooth extraction on thursday preceded by clindamycin 600 mg for premed before procedure. regularly take miralax (polyethylene glycol) for constipation. black loose stools ?

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Dr. Lee Patalowski answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Taking some medications can cause GI changes. Contact your prescribing doctor if the problem continues.

Answered Mar 22, 2015



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Dr. Arnold Malerman answered

Specializes in Orthodontics

Black stools indicate bleeding somewhere along GI tract. Single dose of antibiotic and the small amount of bleeding from a single tooth extraction is probably not the cause. Run your symptoms by your primary care practitioner. Further studies may be indicated.

Answered Feb 27, 2019



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