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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Del signore
12 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Beets: Should be within the day. It is not a long term ailment not problem.
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Dr. Marius Frasie
25 years experience Internal Medicine
VARIES: It varies on the transit time but with very little intake likely 2 no more then 3.
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Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
One should do it: So yhe red might not be the beets. Check for blood.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: The light is fresh blood and the dark has been in the GI tract longer. You need to see your doctor.
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Possible: Hi, please see a provider for evaluation, it's possible that the stool color is due to blood or due to medications or food. If the stool color and con ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See doctor asap: If more blood, increasing pain or weakness go to er.
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Tell us more...: Bleeding, from any source, is never normal and deserves attention. Your source of your bleeding (nose, cough, mouth, vomit, stool, skin, vagina, etc.? ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Yes: If it continues to show red color in stool.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Luis Mojicar
36 years experience Family Medicine
May need follow-up: This could be a hemorrhoid since you had to force the bowel movement. If it continues you need to see a Physician. Make sure you are eating plenty of ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Various: Could be various causes. She should see her doctor for an exam and a colonoscopy if indicated. All the best.
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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Possibly: The only way to tell for sure is to have her stool checked for blood. Alternatively avoid red coloured candy and fluids and see if it resolves. All th ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Guy Farmer
29 years experience General Surgery
Probably not: Colon cancer is rare in a 41 year old with no family history.
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
35 years experience Pediatrics
No: Almost with dertainty, no, this is not cancer. At your age, the symptoms you're describing are much more likely to be inflammatory bowel disease sympt ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Harper
51 years experience General Surgery
Maybe: You are kind of young for colon cancer but it does happen. I would assume the red color is blood and see your doctor asap.
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