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Can eating beets make my diarrhea look bloody?

Can eating beets make my diarrhea look bloody?

Can: Bloody stool often has blood runoff into the surrounding water. Red or dark stool from foods like beets, peppers, tomatoes don't.
Any other symptoms, ongoing symptoms, or questions-call md. ...Read more

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I ate about a big beet and 2 hours later the toilet was red? I have only really been eating veg and fruit? It seemed to pass quickly? Normal?

I ate about a big beet and 2 hours later the toilet was red? I have only really been eating veg and fruit? It seemed to pass quickly? Normal?

Probably Normal: If it was a one time event to have the red color in the toilet, and it was soon after eating the beet, it could certainly be from the natural coloring in the beet. It is worth mentioning at your next regular check up but for a single time, it is unlikely to be anything but the coloring from the beet. Also, bright red is generally a sign of hemorrhoids that a more serious problem. ...Read more

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I went to the restroom had a bowel movement and the toilet water was bloody should I be concerned?

I went to the restroom had a bowel movement and the toilet water was bloody should I be concerned?

Yes: Blood in the stool is abnormal and must be checked out. Possibilities include hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, or a growth. Even if bleeding stops, I feel it's important to get checked by your physician. If profuse bleeding persists, go to the hospital emergency room. ...Read more

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Yesterday in toilet bloody mucus found. Today I test my ESR value it is. 03 mm/hr....is there any chans of ulcerative colitis?

Yesterday in toilet bloody mucus found. Today I test my ESR value it is. 03 mm/hr....is there any chans of ulcerative colitis?

UC?: There are a few possibilities here. Ulcerative colitis could certainly be one. Inflammatory bowel disease could be another. Or infectious colitis. Regardless, if this persists, you would really need more testing including colonoscopy to determine cause and course of treatment. ...Read more

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I had 2 BMs this week with normal poo but w/ reddish toilet water. Normal inbetween. Each 2 days after eating beets. Should I wait for dr? Normal?

I had 2 BMs this week with normal poo but w/ reddish toilet water. Normal inbetween. Each 2 days after eating beets. Should I wait for dr? Normal?

Probably beets: It is most likely from the beets you ate. Stop eating them for a week or two and make sure everything looks normal again. Stools can sometimes reflect what you ate and should be cause for alarm at this time. ...Read more

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Gave birth four months ago, third degree tear. Having bloody poops now. Fresh blood in toilet bowl. Normal?

Gave birth four months ago, third degree tear. Having bloody poops now. Fresh blood in toilet bowl. Normal?

Hemorrhoids?: Painless rectal bleeding is most likely from hemorrhoids in a post-partum female such as yourself. If you are having sharp pain with bms then you may have a fissure. See your doc. Good luck! ...Read more

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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.

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

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38 weeks pregnant dilated to 1 at last appt. I had a little piece of brown in the toilet with greenish mucus on the tp. Could this be my bloody show?

38 weeks pregnant dilated to 1 at last appt. I had a little piece of brown in the toilet with greenish mucus on the tp. Could this be my bloody show?

Maybe: Brown after wiping when 38 weeks pregnant can be spotting after an exam, if a woman just had a pelvic exam, or can be a little bloody show as the cervix starts to change. Having brown after an exam or a little bloody show doesn't necessarily mean going into labor soon however. Good luck. ...Read more

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56, 2nd bout bloody diarrhea in 6mo's colonospy ok 7mo. Today did not make bathrm toilet full bright red blood. No pain, fevr, or dzzy. What eat drink?

56, 2nd bout bloody diarrhea in 6mo's colonospy ok 7mo. Today did not make bathrm toilet full bright red blood. No pain, fevr, or dzzy. What eat drink?

Not right: Inhate to say this but what you describe does not sound good at all and you should take action. Go see your doctor again. You may have an anal fissure or hemorrhoid but you need an explanation for the bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a bloody red jelly looking thing in stool, blood fills toilet & I get light headed.

Bloody stool: You should call your doctor and get checked right away.
This may be serious so make contact today if possible. ...Read more

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I am experiencing bloody stool. No blood on the toilet paper when I wipe thought just in the toilet after passing. Please help?

I am experiencing bloody stool. No blood on the toilet paper when I wipe thought just in the toilet after passing. Please help?

Bloody stool.: Is it red or more black? If it's bright red, it could be a hemorrhoid or anal fissure. If it's darker, then the bleeding source could be higher up. Regardless, if your bleeding has been more than a one-time event, you may want to see a doctor locally. ...Read more

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What are the chances of catching STDs from a wet bloody tissue in public toilet? I washed my hands straight away with soap and Dettol wipes.

What are the chances of catching STDs from a wet bloody tissue in public toilet? I washed my hands straight away with soap and Dettol wipes.

Almost Impossible: If you picked up the bloody tissue with your bare hands and then washed them afterwards with soap and water AND you do not have a fresh cut or a wound on your hand, then you will not catch anything. You are safe. Do not worry. ...Read more