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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Red spots: You would have to ingest a very large amount of watermelon fiber for red objects to appear in the toilet bowl. If there is any doubt that the spots we ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is quite famous. It's a lighter, brighter red than blood.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Hodge
26 years experience Pediatrics
Yes : Yes, it can.
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A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: But we need to make sure you were not bleeding. We don't want to guess. Please see a doctor to be certain.
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Probably food: Don't eat any more watermelon and if it persists get an occult stool blood test kit from your MD
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Miller
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Probably food: If you want to determine if red stuff in your stool is blood or food, when you use toilet paper to clean yourself, blood will stain the paper red, whi ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Yes/no: If concerned, you can take a diaper with the material to your pcp and a test can be run on the debris. Watermelon can pass through the kids system wit ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
52 years experience Ophthalmology
No: The color will disappear in a normal digestive process.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark stool: No.

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