A 29-year-old male asked:
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can pizza sauce cause redness in your stool and for how long?

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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 depends on the transit time of your particular body. I would think in most cases 1-3 days.
Answered on Sep 6, 2020
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 area will show ur stool to be black. If it is from lower shall intestine or parts of large intestine can be maroon looking. Bright red blood is from sigmoid colon, rectum or hemorrhoids.
Answered on Sep 14, 2018
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I am not sure...: It is improvident to be certain that you are not bleeding so further history is needed. I wonder why you isolated the pizza as the cause knowing you h ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
It's not blood: because the water WOULD turn red. Maybe whole tomatoes or large bits.
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Blood: Perhaps from a haemorrhoid although there may be other possibilities (fissure, diverticular disease etc). Could be food as some will discolour the st ... Read More
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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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This stool finding: is most likely dietary. If it doesn't go away in a week you could make an appointment for evaluation by a health care provider. Otherwise no worries.

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