A 37-year-old male asked:
Had a few red pieces in my stool this morning. no red on toilet paper or in the water. ate chili yesterday, could it just be undigested tomato/red pepper?
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Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Bloody stool: If you have a lot of bloody stool, go to the emergency room. I remember a young lady coming into the emergency room with a concern for rectal bleeding; she was very anxious. Immediately after she found out that the rectal examination showed no blood she reported it was likely red pepper.
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Pathology 50 years experience
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