Tonight I had to go to the hospital. For the past three days I've had very dark and weird stools and they turned tarry tonight and the doctor on call wanted me to be checked out.
I've been on the antibiotic Cephlexin for 7 days and was starting another 7 day run today and I at first thought it was all that medication.
I've been horribly bloated and nauseated but 0 pain.
At the emergency room, they pressed on my stomach and there was 0 tenderness, my hemoglobin and all my blood levels were good as were my Heart Rate and BP. They said I likely had an ulcer and prescribed Protonix and told me to follow up with my doctor ASAP.
They also told me to continue my antibiotic because it likely had nothing to do with this.
I'm worried and upset
I'm afraid of what's going on in my stomach too.