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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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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