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Can Water Melon Make Your Stool Red
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
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 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?
See your doctor: I recommend you see a doctor to be properly evaluated. Best wishes to you. ...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
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?
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 more
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?
A little blood: Can turn the whole toilet bowl red. From your description - it doesn't sound like blood. Keep an eye on your stool the next few days. ...Read more
When using the restroom, there was a long bright red streak on the stool. I've had hemmies for a while. I don't 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
I noticed 2 red lines diagonal in my upper. I'm eating and drinking water. My stool bloody and small Bc scared to push it hurts hemroids? I'm 28?
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 more
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
Mucus like stringy red in stool she has eaten red but not liquid red or dye + no pain+has had red in stool b4 we think. Is it cancer? Not on TP/Water
Constipated | Today passed a normal brown coloured stool although light red blood turned toilet water red and blood also on toilet paper when wiped?
Small bleeding: Being constipated and passing a hard stool can cause minor trauma to the lining of the rectum and anus. Other causes of a small amount of blood can be from hemorrhoids. At your age, it is unlikely to be anything more significant. If you have prolonged bleeding or prolonged pain you may want to seek out a physician to perform a rectal exam or a gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Have had bright red blood with white/yellow mucous and I digested food with water only coming out as stool. I'm 21. Hardly any stool has come out in a?
Red blood in stool: Blood passed rectally is abnormal. In your age bracket hemorrhoids, anal fissure or inflammatory disease of the rectum or colon are possible causes. The presence of mucus is nonspecific but can occur with irritable bowel syndrome as well as inflammatory bowel conditions including an acute infectious process. I think you be examined by a physician or gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Fadedpink color, not bright red, on toilet paper after wiping. Not on fecal matter or in toilet, but on warm water moistened paper. No lumps. Sift stool?
Anal fissure: You may have an anal fissure. Check with your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with gall stones now went to toilet notice pink tinge around stool then the second time I went looks like blood in water is red and can't see stool. Very worried it's cancer?
Gallstones: Gallstones would not cause blood in stool. Most common cause of bright red blood per rectum with painless BM is internal hemorrhoids. Diverticulosis is another common cause as we get older. Best to get an exam and possible colonoscopy. Cancer is possible but other items much more likely. ...Read more
Bleed every bowl movement- stool very hard- hx internal hemorroids x 2 years. Turns toilet water red. How to fix this? Also painful
Eat more fibers: Bleeding from hemorrhoids is the commonest cause for bright red blood. Eating more fibers like fruits, vegetables, and salads will keep your stools soft and let it heal. You can also use something like Preparation H for the time being. If the pain is intense or persists then you might have prolapsed hemorrhoids. This might need to have its clots drained by a doctor to let it heal. ...Read more
I have brown stools with red spots in it but I don't know if its tomato sauce because I ate pizza 3 days ago and yesterday. Water doesn't turn red. Age16
It's not blood: Because the water WOULD turn red. Maybe whole tomatoes or large bits. ...Read more
I have little red spots in stool I ate pizza 3 days ago and yesterday. Water didn't turn red or toilet paper didn't had no stains on it. Should I worry?
This stool finding: Is most likely dietary. If it doesn't go away in a week you could make an appointment for evaluation by a health care provider. Otherwise no worries. ...Read more
The last two days, in the morning when I had my bowl movement in the am there was some blood. I, m 68, in good health. For two days I've had blood in my stool. This morning the water was real red. Tonight its still red. I had first thought I might of had
Blood in the stool is a serious issue. The most worrisome thing would be colon cancer, otherwise hemorrhoids, fissures, diverticulitis can all cause blood in the stool. Anemia is also a concern. Please seek medical care at once if you have not done so already. You will likely need a colonoscopy along with a complete evaluation.
Best of luck. ...Read more
28yo male. Can't tell if blood or sauce in stool? Some dark red (sauce colored) spots on stool. Ate a lot of pizza and Stromboli this past weekend but also had pizza and tomatoes throughout the week. No red on toilet paper or in toilet bowl water.
Can GI bleed turn only half the stool black... When melena enters toilet water does it turn the water red or black...Can melena be solid?
I keep experiencing a sharp pain around my anus when I sit on the toilet to urinate or pass stool. Blood turns the water red as I do my business. : (?
Anal fissure: Is the most likely cause of this which is a small "split" in the skin at the anal opening. It usually occurs due to stretching of the skin with passage of large and/or hard stool. Increased fluids along with bulking agents such as psyllium husks used daily to soften stools will help these heal in about 2-3 weeks in most cases. You can read about this on line and learn more. ...Read more
I have had bloody stools for over a month, water will be soild red. Alot of pain, big blood clots on tp and in stool also very stringy and now back pain?
Time to see your Dr.: If you don't have a doctor, go to a prompt care or emergency room. You seriously need to be evaluated. This is lower GI bleeding, either from colon, anorectal area, or distal small bowel. I'm not going to go through the differential, I'm just telling you to get seen, and soon. Good luck. ...Read more
Hey, this is weird but my brown/green stool turned the water in the toilet red. I ate red licorice earlier today but my stomach hurts too. Help!!!
This is probably from the licorice that you consumed.
If this continues for two days, then you need to see your DR and have the stool checked for blood. ...Read more
34, F. Months ago I had a bit of bright red blood on stool, hasn't happened since I ate more fiber/drank more water. No tummy pains. Ca? No fam history
Have bright red blood on toilet paper/water not in stool and when I looked there's cracks in my anus feels sharp when im pooping. Is this cancer?
I recently had a bowel movement with a significant amount of bright red blood in my stool. The water in the toilet was also red. Should I be worried?
I had usual bowel movement this morning. There was bright red blood on/in stool and in water. I have acid reflux. No scrip and last night ate spicy fd?
See your MD: May be a rectal fissure or hemorrhoid but this needs evaluation by a physcian. ...Read more
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