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How to treat passing of watery black stool?

i am 46 yr old status post gastric bypass 6 yrs ago and never a problem. Developed severe anemia and underwent a hysterectomy 2 years ago. Diagnosed pernicious anemia take b-12 injections biweekly. Also take accupril, actos, tricor, hctz QOD,a1c 6.4 and a handful of vitamins d, chelated iron, niacinimide, magnesium, calcium, potassium, baby aspirin. Dehydration a problem on bactrim for UTI. Was diaphoretic, hot and cold, stomach ache, dark stool, and bp dropped to 80/40. Felt a lot better after a 10hr sleep and passage of loose black stool. Spouse says go to ER, I say H and H always low not an indicator, cant scope DT bypass. I plan to rest tummy, liquids, take prilosec and let it heal.
Fri, 5 Jan 2018
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Warm welcome to
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* Guidelines for better outcome in watery black stool

- Drink plenty of liquids to maintain hydration .
- Prefer soft , light diet .
- Avoidance of oily , spicy , non veg stuffs .
- Intake of antibiotic containing metronidazole on pack , pro biotics with
lactobacillus will help for better results .
- Check any recent change of medicine which may be a culprit for the
same .

Hope this clears your doubt .
Wishing you fine recovery .

Welcome for any further assistance .
Regards take care .
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