Pepto-bismol

What is Pepto-bismol?

Pepto-Bismol provides relief from diarrhea and upset stomach due to overindulgence in food and drink, including heartburn, indigestion, and nausea.

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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?

doctor1 MD

Hi

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...

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I am a 21 year old female. I am overweight but recently started weight watchers and already lost five pounds. I have been eating much healthier for the past two weeks. I take prozac, mircette, protonix, singulair, and acidophilus daily. My stools are soft but I have difficulty passibg them fully. It is also pellet-like but again not hard. I never feel like I m done going but cannot go anymore. I have also had bad stomach cramps at night with lots of gas, sometimes nausea and sweating too. Pepto bismol seems to help. Any idea what s going on ?

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hi welcome to healthcare magic

As per the above symptoms, .. if you have plans to reduce weight, then you need to reduce food in take slowly, otherswise it will have bad effect on you gastro intestinal system.. all of above symptoms are due to irregular food habit.. consult a physician..

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My 3 year old started throwing up earlier today. He will not eat anything. I gave him a small amount of pepto-bismol , it stayed down a while but he eventually threw up a small amount again in a container in his room. Since it was a small amount and we were sleeping I just wiped it out with a baby wipe. The vomit is pink in color (from the pepto) but my concern is there are tiny brown circles in the vomit also. What could these circles be?

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Repeated vomiting can occasionally cause small tear in the lining of the stomach which can lead to some bleeding. It stops without causing serious problem. Give him tender coconut water and avoid spicy food. If vomiting persists he has to be examined. If his urine is dark yellow take him...

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Hi my names Juan..and for the past 3 days my stomach was hurting. It s been growling and in pain. I been drinking pepto bismol to calm it down but its not working. And since day 1 my stools have come out as a liquid.but just yesterday my stool has come out pure black..I don t know what to make of it.could you help me out?

doctor1 MD

Hello
Blackstool means malena
If fresh blood in stool means haematochezia

Black stool usually associated with upper gastrointestine bleed
Did I
u have vomiting with fresh blood
Investigation
COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT(to watch for haemoglobin)
Upper GI ENDOSCOPY
PT WITH INR

USG ABDOMEN
TREATMENT
SYP...

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I just took pepto bismol and no sooner than I had got it down I suddenly got dizzy and had to lay down and turned very hot for a moment. I woke up this morning with an upset stomach some diarrhea and just feeling a bit of pain all over but that s it so far should I be concerned about the dizziness and what should I do to feel better?

doctor1 MD

Dear friend, welcome and thanks for entrusting your query here at Healthcaremagic!
I am Dr. Prasad Akole (Critical Care Expert- http://bit.ly/Dr-Prasad-Akole) and am glad to address to your query here.

Did you self administer pepto-bismol or was it prescribed on doctor’s advice?
These are the...

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I am a 23 old male who quit smoking cigarettes about two months ago and drink alcohol only really on the weekends. I have a re-occuring pain in my upper stomach/sternum area and it feels like I have been punched in the stomach. It does not see to help to go to the bathroom or take pepto bismol or tums. It does not seem like gas or heartburn , and it happens randomly, not after a meal often so it doesnt seem like indigestion. I realize I need to see my doctor but is there any tests I can do at home or something I can do to help the pain?

doctor1 MD

Hello,

* There is no home tests to be taken for the pain of such presentation, but intake of tulsi, fudina, turmeric, and honey will help greatly to relieve the pain in a best possible manner.
* So far as the pain cause is concerned, it can be intestine colic, gall bladder, bile drainage system...

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My father woke up Sunday morning with extreme weakness, breathless, dizzy, nausea , vomiting, and sweating. He walked 10 steps to the bathroom and was completly out of breath. It lasted pretty much all day and was all better by the next morning. He experianced something similar a few months ago but fainted that time. I know this is a lot of symtoms to experiance at once, so I m worried. He is in prison and all they gave him was pepto bismol. He was not on any medication and has good health execpt slight high blood pressure .

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for query,
Case of your father requires evaluation.
He may require,
ECG,
Blood sugar fasting and post lunch,
Lipid profile.
Regular checking of blood pressure.
ok and bye.

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For the past couple of weeks my 8 yr old son has been complaining about a headache . This has occurred 3 times and I would give him children s Motrin. During this time period he has this growing bald spot on the top if his head. Now for the past three days he has been complaining of stomach pain to where it has him curled up in the bed. Pepto bismol when help temporarily but then it will come right back. He has bowel movents at least 3 times a day which the majority of his BM s have been green. . I would only give him 1/2 a tsp per dosage since he s only 8. Please help. Your advise would be greatly appreciated.

doctor1 MD

Hi,

If your child has a bald spot on the top of his head, then, you should get him checked by a dermatologist to rule out dermatophytosis.

If dermatophytosis is diagnosed, he must be treated properly orally and locally with anti-fungal medications.

With regards to his diarrhea: please bare in...

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Hi -I have a good deal of puffyness under my eye on the right side of my face and a slightly swollen eyelid-Had a 3 day stomach virus in which I lost a lot of fluid due to persistant diarehhea,,,,,took like 3 amonium caplets one night and 2/3 of a bottle of pepto -bismol over the next 2 days...neither stoped it......but seem to have it mostly out of my system now...back to non-fluid stools........have a few other slight blotches on the body.......which I treated with alcohal and witch hazel......put a little of each around the eye but just seemed to make it worse, also has not responded that well to ice..............I also get allegeric(grass symtoms this time of year) but been indoors the last few days because of this...............what do you suggest......was thinking of taking one claritan-don't usually take allegery medicine to battle symptoms unless I do get puffy eyes but not sure if this is a reaction to the stomach flu itself or medicine......would taking one claritan dry me out to much just coming off losing a lot of fluid...

doctor1 MD

Hello.If you have puffiness of eyes & blotches probably you are allergic to
some drugs that you has taken.You must go to your doctor;surely he
give you some antihistamine.Also he will request alergy test to know if you are allergic to any of these drugs.
I wish you good health.
(In case the...

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I had severe diarrhea last night. Very painful cramping combined with 4-5 BM s. I have been very gassy all day, stomach cramps that feel like I could have diarrhea again. Now when I go to the bathroom all that passes is gas and blood . I just took pepto bismol about an hour ago. I am very concerned by the amount of blood in the bowl.

doctor1 MD

Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.Ratnakar Kini and I am pleased to assist you.

Since the symptoms are present only from last night, the most likely cause is infection.
A stool test may be done to confirm it.
Take probiotics, yogurt and zinc supplements for faster relief.

I hope that...

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Recent questions on  Pepto-bismol

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I woke up this morning with a black coating on my tongue . I had diarrhea the night before and took pepto bismol to help relieve the diarrhea. I have acid reflux and at one time I had ulcers on the back of my tongue which caused a small amount of brown when scraping my tongue, but nothing like this dark coating that covers my entire tongue that I am scraping dark substance from the back of my tongue.

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I needs help on what medication to take. Last last night while sleeping I started to get severe stomach aches, and i was restless throughout the night. So I drank a lot of pepto bismol and water early in the morning and had numerous small bowel movements. I woke up this morning with upper abdomen aches and i have a fever . I feel weak and tired, but I slept for more than enough. What medication do you think I need and what sickness do I have. I started to feel like this after i ate dinner at a salad bar last night

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I am a 23 old male who quit smoking cigarettes about two months ago and drink alcohol only really on the weekends. I have a re-occuring pain in my upper stomach/sternum area and it feels like I have been punched in the stomach. It does not see to help to go to the bathroom or take pepto bismol or tums. It does not seem like gas or heartburn , and it happens randomly, not after a meal often so it doesnt seem like indigestion. I realize I need to see my doctor but is there any tests I can do at home or something I can do to help the pain?

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My father and the rest if family caught Norwalk virus. His symptoms began late Tuesday an most sever vomiting an diarrhea yesterday. Today things seemed settle and he ate the following: banana toast some rice and some kefir. Later in the evening he started to hiccup and then burping a lot. He took some pepto bismol and within an hour he vomited green liquid. He seems to be resting but I am not sure if I should be concerned re green. This was the first time it was green. He is 89 years old gas history of bleeding ulcer about 5 years ago

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I have been nauseated, faigued and had stiff neck , EARS ARE PLUGGED UP and joints and my back hurt FOR FIVE DAYS I am taking PEPTO BISMOL TYPE PRODUCT WHICH HELPS ONLY TEMPORARILY. Is this the flu? I work at a large hospital My brother has...

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my 7 year old daughter was having tummy aches and nausea . She had urge to poop but couldn't. Then she started shivers. She has no allergies. Has had constant belly aches. I do give her Miralax on occasion. Also give her Tums and Pepto bismal...

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For the last two weeks my stomach has ached. Not bad and not a real pain just a ache and my mouth has a bitter taste to it. I just came back from vacation where I did drink a lot of Rum and diet Cokes.

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