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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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Transit time for beets in stools?

Transit time for beets in stools?

Variable per patient: Bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every three to four days. Much of this variablity is dependent on colonic transit. As measured by sitz marker study (a capsule that releases 24 plastic rings in the stomach that then are recorded by x-ray as they move forward in the gut), normal evacuation is defined as >80% rings defecated by 5 days after sitz marker ingestion. ...Read more

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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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Can beets make your stool black? My stool is hard and black

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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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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Can eating Beets make your stools blood red?

Can eating Beets make your stools blood red?

Yes. So can bleeding: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), & worsened by your thrombocytopenia, A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. ...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 had beets in my salad two days ago and for two days now my stools have had a dark pink stain seeping out, is this normal?

I had beets in my salad two days ago and for two days now my stools have had a dark pink stain seeping out, is this normal?

Yes: What you described is not a cause for concern.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My stools are bright pinky red, with water turning pink. Had beets on sun, it is now tuesday. Could it be from the beets.?

My stools are bright pinky red, with water turning pink. Had beets on sun, it is now tuesday.  Could it be from the beets.?

Yes: Beets do change your stool's color to a pinkish red. It can take a couple of days for it to happen. If it looks like blood, or doesn't resolve within a day and you haven't eaten any beets since then, you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more

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Can beet juice turn just your stool red and not the urine?

Can beet juice turn just your stool red and not the urine?

Not likely: Beat juice can turn your urine read if you drink enough of it can also cause you're stool to be red.Hey Dr can run tests on your school to see if it's blood or just coloring from the beets ...Read more