A 23-year-old female asked:
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could you pick blood out of stool/would it be little pieces or would you think that's food? i eat tomatoes a lot. what would blood in stool look like

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Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Various colors: Make sure by doing a hemocult test. It depends where the blood originates, what the color is. if you are hemocult positive, you may need a colonoscopy. Hopefully it is just your diet. All the best
Answered on Jun 22, 2018
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Red in stool: Red pieces in stool can be tomato. Blood look like it does when you scarp your self or makes the bowel red. i don't think you could peel it off. But though you are young would still get it checked out w/ doc/urgent care.
Answered on Jan 9, 2016

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