A 22-year-old female asked:
can beets make ur stool super dark?
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Family Medicine 24 years experience
Yes: Beets can cause the stool to appear dark or red. They can also cause a false positive on some types of stool occult blood tests.
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Last updated Feb 2, 2017
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