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can cherries cause red stool

A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Balls in stool: My first guess is that you have eaten some cherries that did not have their pits removed. Take one out and send picture is you don't think it is a che ... Read More

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A female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
NOT TO WORRY: unless these "colorful" stools persist after you eat "colorful" foods/drinks Hope this helps! Dr Z
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
33 years experience Family Medicine
Sure: Anything with red dyes or naturally red can cause redness in your stool until all of the material passes through your intestines. How long it takes d ... Read More
Dr. Ali Saberi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
It can: Should not be over 12-24hrs. Medications and other foods can do it too, as can blood. The blood that comes from the stomach or upper small intestinal ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Inflammation : Bowel prep does not usually cause that , however it is possible.Crohns would cause you more severe symptoms and if it's was the prep I would think t ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: Eating plums can cause red coloration. If ever in doubt about whether red coloration is due to blood - the stool can be easily tested.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Red wine in itself will not cause a black tarry stool.But alcohol can cause GI bleeding which will give black tarry stools. If you have black tarry st ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Tomato Sauce: can lead to red stools.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
No: It's unclear what the "jelly things" were, maybe undigested food. If they were blood clots, seek medical attention. The ketchup did not cause anything ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. Likely causes are hemorrhoi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Diarrheal problems associated with bleeding should be evaluated.

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