A 56-year-old female asked:
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just had pink semi-solid bowel movement. had spicy food for lunch + dinner. what do i do?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Pink or BRBPR?: This may just be just hemorrhoidal but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Considerations: age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), trauma/anal penetration...
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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Dr. Karen Dantin
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably ok: Could be related to your meal . If not persistent or recurrent probably not concerning.
Answered on Oct 18, 2013
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Dr. Marie Trenga
35 years experience Family Medicine
Color of stool: Many foods can change the color of your stool. Curries, beets, jello and other items with a lot of food coloring can make your stool pink. The spicy food can also make your stool looser. If you do not have a fever or blood in the stool you do not need o worry.
Answered on Oct 4, 2015
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