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Taken pepto bismol for digestive, urinary problem, developed black tongue, smelling rectum. Discontinuing medicine giving symptoms

age17 weight156 5`6 recently i`ve been having problems first it was digestive or urinary i took pepto bismol repeatedly my tongue turned black and faded close to original color, I had a smell from my balls and rectum
while on pep my problems dissappeared but off its coming slowly back. could this be from dehydration?
Asked On : Sun, 21 Apr 2013
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The digestive problems that you are experiencing seem to be coming from a stomach infection. I will advice that you take steps to increase your immunity like take fruits and vegetables, exercise regularly and take hygienic food and clean drinking water.

Pepto-bismol is also causing side-effects though it is a mild antibiotic and was helping with your infection. But when antibiotics are discontinued, the infection can return.

Dr Vaishalee
Answered: Wed, 26 Jun 2013
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