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My boyfriend gets blood in his stool after eating tomato based foods such as spaghetti sauce or tomato soup. is there anything that can be done?

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Dr. Theresa Henderson answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Food in stool: Boyfriend is likely seeing red from the tomato sauce and tomato bits that are in the stool. If it occurs when he is not having spaghetti sauce and tomatoes then he should see a doctor and check it out. If it is inside the stool then it is probably bleeding from the intestine. If blood is outside the stool and around it is likely from hemorrhoids. Ask pharmacist for card to test stool for blood.

Answered 6/2/2021

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