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Can Beets Make Toilet Appear Bloody
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
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
38 yr old female. No current health issues or medication. Last 2 weeks the first stool of the day is red. Toilet water appears bloody.?
See your doctor f: Blood in stool needs a eval and diagnosis ...Read more
31yo, and I saw wavy red liquid at bottom of toilet and around poo after soft BM. Light red in color. I ate beets 36 hrs ago. Blood or beets? Nervous
Although can't give: An absolute guarantee - it is not uncommon for beet ingestion to cause red stools. ...Read more
Yesterday in toilet bloody mucus found. Today I test my ESR value it is. 03 mm/hr....is there any chans of ulcerative colitis?
Can eating the vegetable beets cause your stool to look like it has blood in it? Like turn the water in the toilet red? Thanks
Yes: This happens all the time. Sorry you got a scare. ...Read more
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
Gave birth four months ago, third degree tear. Having bloody poops now. Fresh blood in toilet bowl. Normal?
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
Last night when I was going poop it burned. Then when I wiped there was clear bloody mucus on the toilet paper. Any suggestions please.
Anal Fissure: You have a tear in your anus or rectum and need to see your physician. ...Read more
Ate beets 2 and 4 days ago. Stool is bristol type 3 and 4 but black. Stools that were disintegrating made the toilet water seem red. (sorry, graphic!)
Beet color: Eating beets will cause your stool to turn blackish red in color. No problem. ...Read more
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
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
You should call your doctor and get checked right away.
This may be serious so make contact today if possible. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
I have been having loose stools and when I wipe myself the toilet paper is bloody even after I urinate sometimes and I had a partial hysterectomy?
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 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
-suffering bloody stools (decreasing) -mucus in blood - no stomach pains -toilet frequency changed slightly what should I do?
See your doctor: Bloody stools can be a sign of malignancy or other serious diseases. ...Read more
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
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.
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