A 18-year-old male asked:
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i ate about 12 oz home made ketchup consists of tomato paste in the last 24 hours. tonight my stool was significantly red but not blood, i hope/think?

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
46 years experience Emergency Medicine
Red stool: Shalom,given what you ate, there is no question that it is the tomatoes and NPOT blood. Beets can also do this to your stool.
Answered on Apr 26, 2020

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