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Beets Color Stool
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
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
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
Beet chips w/lunch yest., 1st b.m. this AM ok Except for one area on end of stool saw a pink red streak and a small area same color as chip. From chps?
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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
Likely: after 1 to 2 bowl movementsGet a more detailed answer ›
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?
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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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?
Until cleared: It is normal to have reddish stool after eating beets. ...Read more
How many days/bm does it take to get rid of the red in stool after eatting a couple bites of 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