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Beets And Poop Color
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.
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
Can beets make your stool blood red? I've noticed after eating them my poop looks like it has blood in it (which I've had issues with)
It can but: get checked by a doctor to make sure there is no blood. ...Read more
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
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
I'm tall and skinny - usually pass stool 3x daily. I ate beets at 1pm, around 4pm I passed a stool that was a tiny bit red. Seems fast-from beets?
Ate beets 2 or 3 days ago and today stool colored the water pink around it. Is this from the beets?
Ate roasted beets, quinoa w/ cardemom & plain yogurt. Defecated 3/4 - 1 hour later. Beets very evident in stool. Isn't this rather quick transit?
No: Everyone digests at different speed. Could be the beets irritated intestinal tract. ...Read more