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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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I had a bloody stool and toilet paper yesterday and this morning. What could this mean?

Several things: Bleeding can be from infection, inflammation, polyp, cancer, hemorrhoids, vascular abnormality or diverticulosis. Go see a doctor to discuss. ...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

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Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?

Can the lady get herpes from the public toilets? Any red itchy bloody pimples in vagina means herpes?

Poor public toilets: Poor public toilets get 'blamed" for everything from Herpes to STD's. None of those cases are true. Most women squat in public toilets and "touch nothing" to avoid even in the "appearance of contact with the seat" The itchy bloody "pimples" need to be assessed by a MD to determine exactly what it is and if needed treat it properly. ...Read more

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I started spotting about 6 days ago yesterday it was only brown stuff and today its brown stuff on pad but when I pee the water in the toilet is a little bloody. Could I be pregnant? My periods are heavy all the time.

I started spotting about 6 days ago yesterday it was only brown stuff and today its brown stuff on pad but when I pee the water in the toilet is a little bloody. Could I be pregnant? My periods are heavy all the time.

Many causes: The menstrual cycle is under numerous influences, both externally (e.g. Stress, weight changes, diet, etc...) and internally (e.g. Pituitary gland, ovaries, adrenal glands, etc...). Additionally, pathology like uterine fibroids and endometrial polyps can also intervene. Sounds like a thorough work-up is in order. Of course, a pregnancy is always a consideration. Get with your ob/gyn asap. ...Read more

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Pain in my lower right side of my abdomen. Painful bowel movements and bloody toilet paper.

Pain in my lower right side of my abdomen. Painful bowel movements and bloody toilet paper.

See your doc.: Pain on the right side with blood in stool needs a good explanation. Maybe not related, but the symptoms suggest an inflammatory bowel condition. May just be constipation with some hemorrhoids but I wouldn't bet on it. ...Read more

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Bloody toilet paper after pooping plus foggy water burning when pooping. Doctor looked and said not exterior hemroids. Been going on for a month?

Bloody toilet paper after pooping plus foggy water burning when pooping. Doctor looked and said not exterior hemroids. Been going on for a month?

Internal hemorrhoids: Could b internal hemorrhoid. Did he stick his gloved finger into your anus and feel around in there? What sort of exam did he do? Just an external inspection? That is far from a complete exam! ...Read more

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I have bloody stools & blood on toilet paper on and off been to the dr's and nothing has ever been found I drink 64oz + of water and a lot fiber why?

I have bloody stools & blood on toilet paper on and off been to the dr's and nothing has ever been found I drink 64oz + of water and a lot fiber why?

Not normal...: Blood in the stool or on the tp after wiping suggests an anorectal source of bleeding - most likely hemorrhoids. You need a colonoscopy to definitively rule out any lower GI tract pathology. Good luck! ...Read more

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I had purple tinted urine and next day, my loose bowel movement had purple liquid in the toilet bowl. I had eaten lot of fresh cooked beets nite befor?

I had purple tinted urine and next day, my loose bowel movement had purple liquid in the toilet bowl. I had eaten lot of fresh cooked beets nite befor?

Common Reaction: The coloring in some foods (like beets) and medications can affect the color, smell, etc. Of your urine, stool, emesis, etc. Purple/red urine and stool after fresh beets is normal. (the difference between being more purple or more red, depends on the pH or acidity of the fluid. ...Read more

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I just completed my second half marathon and I have been to the toilet twice with quite a sore stomach- having fresh bloody stool. Should I worry?

I just completed my second half marathon and I have been to the toilet twice with quite a sore stomach- having fresh bloody stool. Should I worry?

Yes!: This is not a usual symptom of exertion after a race. This is lower colon or rectal in origin. Get into see your PCP. ...Read more

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I went too the toilet earlier an I had bloody mucus on the tissue I've also had cramps for two days an sore breasts. I'm due on my period tomorrow.

I went too the toilet earlier an I had bloody mucus on the tissue I've also had cramps for two days an sore breasts. I'm due on my period tomorrow.

Sounds normal: Sounds like your period is about to start...But if you are concerned that you could be pregnant, do a urine test or contact your obgyn for a blood test.

Good luck. ...Read more