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Can pizza sauce cause redness in your stool and for how long?

Can pizza sauce cause redness in your stool and for how long?

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

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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?

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

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Can eating Beets make your stools blood red?

Can eating Beets make your stools blood red?

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

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Does eating dragon fruit (pink flesh type) cause red stools? How do I tell whether its red dye or blood?

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

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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

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

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My stool is very red (twice now) but I had red velvet cookies about 6 hours ago. Is this likely the cause?

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

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Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Could you name a disease that causes each type of stool? - Bright green; - Pinkish-red; - Greenish-brown. Thanks a lot!!

Does NotMakeSense: 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

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Can plums cause red stool?

Can plums cause red stool?

Yes: Eating plums can cause red coloration. If ever in doubt about whether red coloration is due to blood - the stool can be easily tested. ...Read more

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Does red wines cause black tar stool?

Does red wines cause black tar stool?

See below: Red wine in itself will not cause a black tarry stool. But alcohol can cause GI bleeding which will give black tarry stools. If you have black tarry stools get medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can tomato sauce from a hamburger in mcdonalds cause red jelly things in stool?

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

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Can beets change my bm color? I had some beets in a salad and notice my stool is leaching red.

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

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My stool is always soft and watery and recently changed colour to red? Should I be worried? What causes it?

My stool is always soft and watery and recently changed colour to red? Should I be worried? What causes it?

Unknown: To answer this question we need to know your medical history, your diet and presence of other symptoms. For this reason you need to see a doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Hemorrhoids: 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

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Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Causes of red blood and mucous on stools?

Rectal bleeding: There can be many sources of rectal bleeding and mucous in the stool. You may have some sort of inflammation, such as colitis, or could even have a polyp or tumor. You should see a gastroenterologist ASAP. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can red wine cause stools to be dark?

Reviewed several: Sites that indicate that red wine can cause dark stools. If stool is black, tarry and malodorous please have that checked asap as it could be related to GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Could iodine 123 uptake cause red stool? Since iodine is red?

Could iodine 123 uptake cause red stool? Since iodine is red?

Basic iodine: Is not red, and no radioactive IODIDE, does not cause red stool. You are thinking of tincture of iodine, a topical antiseptic, which is dyed red. Causes of red stool are blood or red foods such as beets. ...Read more

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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

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I am 22 year old and I noticed from last 3 day there is bright red blood with my stool. What can cause this?

See your doctor asap: Blood in the stool is not normal. There are numerous causes from hemorrhoids to fissures to infections to crohns to cancer........Etc... See your doctor asap. If a lot of bleeding, fever, chills, weakness, dizziness or other symptoms go to er. ...Read more

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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 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