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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Beeturia - beets Carrots- orange

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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Lots...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: If you have blood in your stool, as the redness suggests, it would be prudent to see your doctor. It not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion with ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
?bloody stools: If you have red blood in your stools with fever and diarrhea, you could have a bacterial invasive infection of the intestine which requires treatment. ... Read More
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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
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. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
Hard to know: Without knowing what you've been eating, it's impossible to say. The easiest way to tell if you have blood in your stool is to do a stool test for oc ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
29 years experience Pain Management
Going to your doctor: If this doesn't go away. If you feel tired, weak, dizzy, than you need to go to the hospital. The question for me is it blood, and if so, how much you ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Levine
31 years experience Family Medicine
See dr if persists: Given you young age and without other symptoms like abdominal pain or mucus, I would not be concerned if those red pieces do not recur. If they do, s ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Hemorrhoid ?: If you did not have pain/ hard stool.....it can be hemorrhoid. Or it can be simply because of mucosal injury in your rectum.....which can occur with r ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Considine
30 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It could be something you ate like beets for example but if not sure this should at least be discussed with your doctor. Often bright red blood can ju ... Read More
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