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does beets cause red stool

A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Rafoth
51 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Beets can cause the water around the stool to be reddish in color. And the same for the urine. Usually it has a bit more of a purplish cast than blood ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: This happens all the time. Sorry you got a scare.

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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
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 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 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: That can certainly happen. Take care.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mankanwal Sachdev
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Maybe, but..: If your stool is red, it could be due to food color, however blood does this too. If there is blood on the toilet paper I would go to the ER. Otherwis ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Does NotMakeSense: There are no diseases based on the color of stool.I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it Your question does not make ... Read More
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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 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

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