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A 33-year-old female asked:

I have blood in stools for two days now. but i ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Romeo Mandanas
Hematology and Oncology 39 years experience
False hematochezia: Certain foods can color your stool red and can mimic hematochezia (bright red blood in the stool):red gelatin or jello, popsicles, or kool-aid, tomato juice or soup, and large amounts beets. If the red stool persists after avoiding the culprit food item for a few days, it is wise to report this to your doctor for further work-up.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Stool test: If you are not sure, get your stool tested for blood. You could buy a kit from a drug store and do it yourself. However, it would be better to do it through your doctor.
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Last updated May 6, 2019

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