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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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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


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15 mnth old blood stools, diarrhea since 3 days used cefixime 30 ml twice for 3days, fever subsided, kid active but bloody stools persist,not eating.

15 mnth old blood stools, diarrhea since 3 days used cefixime 30 ml twice for 3days, fever subsided, kid active but bloody stools persist,not eating.

Needs evaluation: I don't take chances with kids - and bloody stool is something that definitely needs evaluation by a doctor. A good place to start with the evaluation is a stool culture - which should reveal what 'germ' is responsible for this... that will help direct the choice of antibiotics. A doctor needs to see your child to make sure 'not too much' blood has been lost. There are other reasons for bloody BMs ...Read more

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I have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

I have bloody diarrhea, what to do?

Bloody diarrrhea: Can be a medical emergency. Please go to the emergency room. Take care. ...Read more

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I have bloody diarrhea. What do I do?

See below: Bloody diarrhea can be self limited and due to a viral infection associated with hemorrhoids. It can also be caused by severe bacterial infections, colitis, diverticulosis and colon cancers. See your doctor and get checked out. ...Read more

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Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Can I die from bloody diarrhea if I ignore it?

Maybe: Blood in the stool can come from local benign bleeding like hemorrhoids or anal fissures, or from more serious issues such as diverticula and colonic cancer. You could die from one of these or from serious blood loss if neglected. You should seek attention from your family doctor or a GI specialist and soon. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea is a term that describes loose, watery stools occurring more frequently than usual. It is often not due to a serious cause, but severe diarrhea ...Read more