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Can Water Melon Make Your Stool Red
Color change: The stool can go through color changes on a daily basis, mainly dependent on the foods that you eat. If the stool color is consistently an abnormal color, independent of your diet, then follow with a doctor for further evaluation. It's possible even tequila can make someone's stool green, just depends from person to person. ...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
Doubtful: I doubt it. Would look for other reasons. ...Read more
Perhaps: Certain veggies, like beets could make your stool dark. ...Read more
Can increasing the amount of sodas you drink (like coke) cause your stools to become very dark brown? Can it make them black? Have drank less water.
Black stools: Drinking lots of soda will not change either stool or urine color. Dark urine color is worrisome for hepatitis while dark stool is worrisome for blood. Iron & bismuth can also darken stool. If you've noted this, go see your Family Doc or ER as soon as possible (immediately if weak, woozy, lightheaded, etc). ...Read more
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
Can you really make your vaginal fluids taste sweet by eatin lots of fruit or drinkin pineapple juice?
Like red wine?: 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 supplements consumed, foods frequently eaten, or any other ingestants or medications taken (NSAID's). If blood is a possibility, seek help please. ...Read more
My stools are bright pinky red, with water turning pink. Had beets on sun, it is now tuesday. Could it be from the beets.?
Yes: Beets do change your stool's color to a pinkish red. It can take a couple of days for it to happen. If it looks like blood, or doesn't resolve within a day and you haven't eaten any beets since then, you should see a healthcare provider. ...Read more
I have had bright red blood in my stools for 6months- always need the toilet first thing in the am, brownish water substance- what should I do?
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
My stool came out reddish color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool,feeling fine,ate beets chips?
Real beets: More likely from beets. See if this recurs before taking further action (unless you are feeling light-headed or otherwise ill). ...Read more
Everytime I go to the washroom, my stool is bloody as well as the water. When I wipe I notice that it varies from bright to dark red. What could it be?
Time to get checked: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g. rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. 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
My stool came out reddish drowning color and when it hits the water it's coming out the color red I think it's blood in my stool , but feeling fine ?
Bloody stools: Painless bloody stools could be due to polyps, hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowl disease, bleeding disorders & so on, you must check it out with your 1ry care physician & a gastroentrologist, work up including blood test & colonoscopy will be needed. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Bright red piece in/on stool. Neither toilet water nor paper was red. What are the chances this could be blood? Could it possibly be "skin" from food?
Needs evaluation pls: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.g rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate. 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yesterday I ate tomato sauce, the next day I found red things in my stool and when I put more water in stool the red things dissolve. Is this a blood?
When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool.I've had hemmies for a while. I dont drink much water/eat fiber. Hurts. Help?
Hemi ?: I think what you're referring to are hemorrhoids which are nothing more than prolapsed veins.Which does occur often in the low fiber diet. Simple measures to increase your fiber such as over-the-counter preparations or even just increasing vegetables and fruits. However, it can also be a warning sign of underlying problems. Always check in with your healthcare provider. ...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
Why is my stool red with mucus i'm not drinking a lot of water I have a bad diet and i'm a hypochondriac I have had different stools no other symptoms?
Diet dependent: Your stool color is greatly affected by your diet, but with the comment of red stool the concern is first to rule out bleeding in the GI tract. Has your diet changed recently to include anything that could cause red discoloration? If you have any symptoms of dizziness, or if the stool color continues, you should see your physician. ...Read more
Stool turned water red, but was brownish with red chunks. Ate tomato sauce w/ cherry tomatoes 2 nights ago and beet chips last nite. is this a concern?
NOT TO WORRY: unless these "colorful" stools persist after you eat "colorful" foods/drinks Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
I keep going to the bathroom in small amounts. Stool is more red than brown, soft, and turns water/TP pink. I have IBS and did not eat beets?
Why is my stool red with mucus i feel fine no symptoms but i don't drink a lot of water I have a bad diet i'm a hypochondriac so the stools change?
Not normal: It is not normal to have red stool w mucous. U need to see ur physician and actually may need a scope. ...Read more
My husband has been haveing stomache pains since the 26th of march and for the past week has had bright red blood is his stools the blood is in the stools not the water or toilet paper
How can i tell if red spots in my stool are blood or just food? Does the toilet water turn red if its blood?
Test for Blood: Red spots are more likely to be food particles. Blood in stool often get altered during passage through intestine and may not be red nor turn the water red. You should see your doctor for an examination and a stool blood test. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My 5 yr old son had bright red blood in his stool twice this week. Blood was on toilet paper and some drops in toilet water. No other symptoms.
Blood in stool: Your child may have passed ahard stool and developed an anal fissure?Adiet change with increased fiber and decreased milk and milk products is necessary. Also drinking 6- 8 glasses of water may help For the fissure hav your childsit in a bathtub for 20 30 minutes several times a day. Apply an anti hemorroidal salve after the baths ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
21 and went to bathroom and had a lot of bright red blood on toilet paper and in water (none in stool) I looked at my anus and saw multiple tears?
Anal fissures?: This sounds like an anal fissure, but multiple ones are atypical. Or hemorrhoids? Have you had anal sex or other possible injury to the anal area? If not, and if the problem doesn't recur and the "tears" heal promptly, all probably is OK. A stool softener would be a good idea for a few days. But if in doubt, and especially if at STD risk, see a doctor for professional evaluation. ...Read more
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