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Beets Color Stool
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Until cleared: It is normal to have reddish stool after eating beets. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
How many days/bm does it take to get rid of the red in stool after eatting a couple bites of beets.?
VARIES: It varies on the transit time but with very little intake likely 2 no more then 3. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I keep going to the bathroom in small amounts. Stool is more red than brown, soft, and turns water/TP pink. I have IBS and did not eat beets?
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