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Baxter, TN
A 35-year-old female asked:

can sodas cause bright red bloody stool? drink anywhere from 1 to 3 sodas daily. have internal hemmoroids, so can soda be the reason for daily bleedin

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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
General Surgery 43 years experience
WATCH YOUR BM: Not directly either the soda causing constipation and aggravating the hemorrhoids or the anal fissure that you might have or it could aggravating an ulcer that you might have specially if it had high caffeine content either way stop the soda monitor your bowels use a sitz bath.

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I have blood in stools for two days now. But I ate tomatoe soup twice could it b that?

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