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Over 1 month of constipation, dark stools(not black) and acid reflux every day. After finishing drugs for curing helicobacter.What's the problem?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine

In brief: Patience

Helicobacter causes peptic ulcer disease and is treated with antibiotics along with acid blockers which should have helped your reflux symptoms.
You may need to continue the acid blockers longer; your doc can advise. The bismuth (Pepto-Bismol) part of the treatment could have contributed dark stool. Do fecal occult blood test to reassure you're not bleeding, then push fluids, fiber, exercise.

In brief: Patience

Helicobacter causes peptic ulcer disease and is treated with antibiotics along with acid blockers which should have helped your reflux symptoms.
You may need to continue the acid blockers longer; your doc can advise. The bismuth (Pepto-Bismol) part of the treatment could have contributed dark stool. Do fecal occult blood test to reassure you're not bleeding, then push fluids, fiber, exercise.
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