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A 16-year-old male asked:

Too many nuts cause loose stools, and red color? little chunks of red? i don't think it's blood, since it doesn't seem to be a liquid. suggestions??

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Red in stool: If you recently ate a red-appearing material, then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion. However, be concerned since blood clots may also appear as red blobs. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek confirmation & care.

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Last updated Sep 26, 2016

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