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I took 3 doses of pepto on monday. I've not taken any since but I still am having stomachaches/diarrea and now it is black colored stool?

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Pepto Problems

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains an aspirin-like compound that can irritate your stomach with repeated use.
The bismuth also causes the stool to darken intensely. Pasty black foul smelling stools could indicated bleeding in the upper digestive tract. Stop the pepto, and check with your physician. If you're still having diarrhea several days into this situation you may have another problem to be checked.

In brief: Pepto Problems

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) contains an aspirin-like compound that can irritate your stomach with repeated use.
The bismuth also causes the stool to darken intensely. Pasty black foul smelling stools could indicated bleeding in the upper digestive tract. Stop the pepto, and check with your physician. If you're still having diarrhea several days into this situation you may have another problem to be checked.
Dr. Joseph De Santi
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) turns the stool black.
Do not worry. This is normal. If xrays are taken it also shows up as bright sparklies on the sray too!

In brief: Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate)

Pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) turns the stool black.
Do not worry. This is normal. If xrays are taken it also shows up as bright sparklies on the sray too!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Joyce Vrabec
Internal Medicine

In brief: 1/20

Pepto can cause dark colored stools, however this should be checked asap by your primary care physician.

In brief: 1/20

Pepto can cause dark colored stools, however this should be checked asap by your primary care physician.
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