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Since yesterday I've noticed that when I poop, there are small red specks and dots that go as well. I did drink cold beet smoothie yesterday though.

Since yesterday I've noticed that when I poop, there are small red specks and dots that go as well. I did drink cold beet smoothie yesterday though.

Beets in stool?: 48 M ate beets yesterday and notes red flecks in stool. Asks if could be beets.ANS: could be beets which will cause o harm or blood which may be coming from something that will. Have your team check stool fo blood. Any family Hx go polyps? If so ask for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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

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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I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?

I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?

Lots...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the prior few days, but if a reddish color of your stool persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ate beets 2 or 3 days ago and today stool colored the water pink around it. Is this from the beets?

Ate beets 2 or 3 days ago and today stool colored the water pink around it. Is this from the beets?

Possibly: Beets have been known to do this but if you continue to note reddish material in your stool, your physician can do a quick stool test in the office to check for blood. ...Read more

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