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Dr. Tammi Schlichtemeier
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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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Dr. Corey Clay
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My stool came out reddish color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool,feeling fine,ate beets chips?

My stool came out reddish  color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool,feeling fine,ate beets chips?

Real beets: More likely from beets. See if this recurs before taking further action (unless you are feeling light-headed or otherwise ill). ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Dr. Marc Grobman
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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