A 44-year-old member asked:

Do strawberries make poop reddish?

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Dr. Neelesh Tipnis
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology 26 years experience
Yes, but...: It is common for people with fast moving GI tracts to have stools colored by foods recently eaten. However, if you are concerned, have your stool tested for blood.
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