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Dr. Yash Khanna
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My poop is normal brown, but the water in the toilet bowl is a reddish color. I have been eating a lot of beets, 2 days ago. What's going on? Afraid.

My poop is normal brown, but the water in the toilet bowl is a reddish color. I have been eating a lot of beets, 2 days ago. What's going on? Afraid.

Probabely from Beets: It is mostly from the beets and there is no need to worry but if it persists consult with every stool consult your doctor ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. James Ferguson
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As an infant, i ate a huge amount of beets. Pooped during my nap and my mom swears the poop stained my butt cheek. 28 yrs later, still there. Why?

As an infant, i ate a huge amount of beets. Pooped during my nap and my mom swears the poop stained my butt cheek. 28 yrs later, still there. Why?

Doubt it caused this: If you have an odd coloration of your skin in this area it would be reasonable to consult with a dermatologist to determine the cause. Beets is not a common part of an infant diet in this region, but I have practiced in various parts of the world & never heard of this happening in three decades. I am aware of several skin issues that could produce localized color variations in this location. ...Read more

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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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Can beets change my bm color? I had some beets in a salad and notice my stool is leaching red.

Yes: If you havent eating beets or other dark red foods in a week and your stools are still red then have your md check for blood. ...Read more

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Dr. Corey Clay
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My stool came out reddish color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool,feeling fine,ate beets chips?

My stool came out reddish  color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool,feeling fine,ate beets chips?

Real beets: More likely from beets. See if this recurs before taking further action (unless you are feeling light-headed or otherwise ill). ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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How long will beets affect stool?

How long will beets affect stool?

Red color?: If you are referring to red color it should stop as soon as the beets have passed. ...Read more

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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Can beets make ur stool super dark?

Can beets make ur stool super dark?

Yes: Beets can cause the stool to appear dark or red. They can also cause a false positive on some types of stool occult blood tests. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Can beets make your stool black? My stool is hard and black

Eating Beets can: Cause red stools sometimes. Eating blue berries, black licorice, iron pills or medications containing bismuth can cause black stools. Black stools associated with GI bleeds are usually malodorous and tarry. A doctor can easily check stool for blood. ...Read more

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