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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Variable per patient: Bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every three to four days. Much of this variablity is dependent on colonic transit. As m ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Red color?: If you are referring to red color it should stop as soon as the beets have passed.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Beets can cause the stool to appear dark or red. They can also cause a false positive on some types of stool occult blood tests.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That can certainly happen. Take care.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eating Beets can: Cause red stools sometimes. Eating blue berries, black licorice, iron pills or medications containing bismuth can cause black stools. Black stools a ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Beets: Beets contain a natural pigment which is not absorbed by the body. It can change the stool color, commonly being confused for rectal bleeding. It is p ... Read More
A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marc Grobman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Everyone digests at different speed. Could be the beets irritated intestinal tract.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
More likely: than not! Hope although brief...this is helpful! Dr Z
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes. So can bleeding: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), & worsened by ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Stool stain: I'm always reluctant to attribute reddish stools to ingested foods. A simple stool test in your physicians office can detect blood in stool. If reddis ... Read More

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