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A 17-year-old female asked:

after drinking pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) i started vomiting and having black stool for the first time is that normal?

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Dr. Matthew Kozminski
Neurology 16 years experience
Maybe: Black stools can happen with Pepto Bismol (bismuth subsalicylate).

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