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A 34-year-old male asked:

stool had something red in it it kind of looked like skin from a shrimp or something. i went to bathroom 3 times tonight. what could it be? can i send pictures? do you think anything is wrong? thank you i ate wendys breakfast and wings dinner

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Dr. Barrett Mclaughlin
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
Stool change common-: Many things can cause red coloration of the stool aside from blood, including beets & certain antibiotics. Red particles/foreign bodies in the stool could be the result of something eaten which the body cannot digest (like high fiber vegetable matter). This is not the appropriate platform for picture sharing. If you have severe abdominal pain or bloody diarrhea, go to the ER. Stay well!

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Last updated Mar 8, 2020

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