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Can Eating Beets Cause Red Stool
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
It can: Should not be over 12-24hrs. Medications and other foods can do it too, as can blood. The blood that comes from the stomach or upper small intestinal area will show ur stool to be black. If it is from lower shall intestine or parts of large intestine can be maroon looking. Bright red blood is from sigmoid colon, rectum or hemorrhoids. ...Read more
I noticed that when I eat beets my feces has a red tint that sort of resembles blood. Are there other foods that cause that as well?
Lots...: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the prior few days, but if a reddish color of your stool persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
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
Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?
Check stool/food: Check when the stool are colored and relate the color with the food ingested, keep a diary. Other option see a doc with check stool for blood. ...Read more
How many days can you have red urine after eating beets? I ate them 3 days ago and my urine and stool is still reddish
I do not know: The answer to your question, but you must have eaten a bunch of beets. There is no need to worry. Your body is still just excreting the pigment called betanin. Some people like you and me can not break this pigment down and this results in excretion of the pigment in stool and urine. How fast it passes depends on how fast you pass feces and also on the amount of fluids you drink. ...Read more
Can fruit cause loose stools? I've been eating apples red grapes & strawberries lately and noticed loose stools.
Soft Stools & Fruit: Yes, of course. Fruit, especially in abundance is well known to cause a softening of the stool. ...Read more
After eating skittles little coloured sweetsover weekend I went to toilete (stool) and it was pinky red could the dye from sweets caused this thanks?
Yes, not harmful: Yes, dyes in the food can cause your stool to change color. ...Read more
Can beets make your stool blood red? I've noticed after eating them my poop looks like it has blood in it (which I've had issues with)
It can but: Get checked by a doctor to make sure there is no blood. ...Read more
My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?
Maybe, but..: If your stool is red, it could be due to food color, however blood does this too. If there is blood on the toilet paper I would go to the ER. Otherwise if it is from the cake it should clear up in a day. The only strange thing is that the stool should not turn red 6 hours after eating the cake. That's the confusing part. Keep a close eye on it and if it persists head the ER or Urgent Care ...Read more
Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!
There are no diseases based on the color of stool. I don't know why are you asking this question and what the purpose of it
Your question does not make any medical sense ...Read more
Beet chips w/lunch yest., 1st b.m. this AM ok Except for one area on end of stool saw a pink red streak and a small area same color as chip. From chps?
Hope although brief...this is helpful!
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No: It's unclear what the "jelly things" were, maybe undigested food. If they were blood clots, seek medical attention. The ketchup did not cause anything. ...Read more
Yes: If you haven't 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
My stool is always soft and watery and recently changed colour to red? Should I be worried? What causes it?
My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?
Bloody stool: You need to see your doctor or gastroentrologist right away, it could be an infection, hemorrhoids, polyps, analysis fissur & so on, if you can't see a doctor soon go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more
Parts of my stool have bright red blood streaks on the outside. Stool is hard and slightly painful as it passes. Should I be concerned? Cause?
Your symptoms are likely due to hemorrhoids, which are dilated anorectal vessels. Treat the pain with over the counter analgesics, cold packs to the area, and maybe hot sitz bath.
The mainstay of therapy is to AVOID CONSTIPATION by:
-high dietary fiber of about 30g day
-increase volume of fluids, (non-caffeinated fluids)
-over the counter stool softener (Colace)
Please follow-up with your PCP. ...Read more
I'm tall and skinny - usually pass stool 3x daily. I ate beets at 1pm, around 4pm I passed a stool that was a tiny bit red. Seems fast-from beets?
How many days/bm does it take to get rid of the red in stool after eatting a couple bites of beets.?
VARIES: It varies on the transit time but with very little intake likely 2 no more then 3. ...Read more
I had a very small piece of red stool is this most likely caused from the pizza I had 2 days ago? I am 16 years old.
I am not sure...: It is improvident to be certain that you are not bleeding so further history is needed. I wonder why you isolated the pizza as the cause knowing you have eaten other things. I will advise a visit with your doctor for proper assessment. Take care go easy on pizza though!!! ...Read more
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