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Is having the carrot and other parts of Vegetables from red group (pepper) in the stool normal? I don't have problem digesting the other kind of food.

Is having the carrot and other parts of Vegetables from red group (pepper) in the stool normal? I don't have problem digesting the other kind of food.

Digestion: Seeing undigested or partially digested vegetables in your stool can be completely normal. I would not worry about it unless you are having other symptoms along with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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Sometimes it looks like my son has bright red blood in his stool. He eats tomato and red pepper every day. Can I assume it's from that? Anus is fine

Sometimes it looks like my son has bright red blood in his stool. He eats tomato and red pepper every day. Can I assume it's from that? Anus is fine

Those foods coming: Through into the stool may appear as blood. It would be best to get a sample and have it tested for blood to be sure. His doctor should be able to help you with that. ...Read more

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Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon? I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Can red pepper take a few days to fully get out of your colon? I saw 1-3 small red spots in my stool for 2 days now had red peppers in a dinner Friday

Yes: The average time it takes for food to transit through our GI tract is about 50 hours, but can vary from a few hours to a few days. Red pepper may not fully be digested (esp. If it is dried flakes) and thus might show up in the stool.
If this was bleeding, bright red blood usually comes from the rectal area and would not look like flakes.
Blood from further up the GI tract is usually very dark. ...Read more

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Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

Looked like blood in stool, bright red, on outside & mixed in a little. How do I know whether blood or red bell pepper? If blood how urgent to see doc?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do black specs (like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Do black specs (like tiny pepper flakes) in the stool indicate blood even when the stool in a normal brown color?

Nah: Significant blood loss (more than 3-4 ounces of blood), especially from upper sources, e.g. Stomach, duodenum, small bowel, less likely from right colon, can give black, tarry stol, with a typically characteristic odor, often loose (blood is a laxative):melena (black). Entire stool would be black, not just individual spots. Likely from food, seeds. Iron pills, pepto bismol (bismuth subsalicylate) can do also. ...Read more

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In my green waste, I see tiny pepper flake looking things, I don't know if that's a bloody stool because I do eat spicy food everyday?

In my green waste, I see tiny pepper flake looking things, I don't know if that's a bloody stool because I do eat spicy food everyday?

Test for blood: What you described is likely to be due to undigested food particles. However, you may wish to have your stool tested for blood, or do a home test. See this site for more info.

http://www. Webmd. Com/digestive-disorders/digestive-diseases-stool-testing-blood-fecal-occult-blood-test ...Read more

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What to do about tiny pepper-like seeds in my stool?

What to do about tiny pepper-like seeds in my stool?

Could be seeds: Seeds can pass through the GI tract undigested. And do not indicage any digestive problems whatsoever. ...Read more

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Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

Looks like black pepper in stool. I've touched it and it's hard/ feels like sand. There's not a lot of them just a few. Been going on 2 weeks?

99.9% of the time: "foriegn" objects in the stool can be explained by what you put in "on top" ie: ate or took as medication. For example. Are you taking IRON CAPSULES (extended release meant to avoid stomach irritation)???
Think about what you are eating.....and if this
"detective work" does not give you the answer. As Sherlock Holmes said if the probable have been ruled out the answer must lie in the improbable ...Read more

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Lately I've been seeing black pepper like spots in my stool could this be anything my stool is normal brown with no blood in it?

Lately I've been seeing black pepper like spots in my stool could this be anything my stool is normal brown with no blood in it?

Uncertain: Black in stool can be food related or blood from the upper Gastrointestinal system. You can have it tested by a stool sample with your MD to be sure which is not a bad idea. ...Read more

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Can tomato and pepper look like blood in stool?

Can tomato and pepper look like blood in stool?

Yes: Tomato and pepper can look like blood in stool but it is highly recommended that you report this to your local physician specially if the problem persists on cessation of such a diet. ...Read more

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Stool this morning looked like a mass of leaves, some undigested pepper too after eating kale, pepper, and mushroom last night? Normal?

Stool this morning looked like a mass of leaves, some undigested pepper too after eating kale, pepper, and mushroom last night? Normal?

It would seem: To indicate that you did not take enough time to properly masticate (chew) the course plant based roughage (fibers). Your body does not have the ability to break these down properly from large pieces the way that ruminates do. ...Read more

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Any idea what the black, pepper looking flecks are in my 4 month old's stool? He was extra fussy yesterday & didn't sleep well. He is 100% breastfed.

Any idea what the black, pepper looking flecks are in my 4 month old's stool? He was extra fussy yesterday & didn't sleep well. He is 100% breastfed.

Digested blood: Normal poop, with black flecks mixed in. The flecks are digested blood, most commonly from the baby swallowing blood from mom's sore and bleeding nipples. If u don't have a problem check for baby teething. ...Read more

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Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Blood in stool. Had safe sex with HSV pos 1 month ago. Eating a lot of ghost pepper salsa. Dont think I have hsv, havent been tested. Cause?

Not HSV: You should get checked to confirm that it's blood (via simple test). Most common cause in your age is simple hemorrhoids (but others causes should be ruled out). Nevertheless, despite safe sex, you should always get routine std testing. ...Read more

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My 7month old daughter has tiny pepper-like dots in stool, a few days after she eats milk other than mine. I want to stop breast-feeding. What do I do?

My 7month old daughter has tiny pepper-like dots in stool, a few days after she eats milk other than mine. I want to stop breast-feeding. What do I do?

Wean slowly: First, I want to thank you for choosing to breastfeed your baby, we strongly encourage every woman who is able to give this wonderful gift to her baby.
At 7m, it might be better to use baby formula and change to milk after 12m. At the beginning, you will notice some changes in stool. Most will resolve with time as the baby adjust but sometimes you may need to introduce the formula in small amounts ...Read more

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Have had bad constipation for 2 weeks. Doctor said take miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are loose and thinner then normal and I noticed some black specks like pepper?

Have had bad constipation for 2 weeks. Doctor said take miralax (polyethylene glycol). Stools are loose and thinner then normal and I noticed some black specks like pepper?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is working: I would not be sure what to make of black specks like pepper, but I can speak a bit to how MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) works. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) (one of my favorite laxatives) or polyethelyne glycol is an osmotic laxative. Laxatives in this famaly work by pulling water into the colon, soaking and softening the stool which allows for easier passage. It is safe to use daily. This is likely why the stool is loose and thinner. ...Read more

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Does crushed red pepper make you depressed?

Does crushed red pepper make you depressed?

No reason it would: Is there a particular reason that you ask? Why would you think it would cause depression? ...Read more

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How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

How many nutrients is in a red bell pepper?

Vitamins A and C: Red pepper has a lot of vitamins a and c as well as small amounts of other micronutrients. ...Read more

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I got sprayed with maximum strength pepper spray on my leg, . It burned badly. I wiped it with soap but it's red. Is this ok? Could this be toxic?

I got sprayed with maximum strength pepper spray on my leg, . It burned badly. I wiped it with soap but it's red. Is this ok? Could this be toxic?

Ouch must have hurt!: As long as there is no blistering or breaks in the skin you should be ok. The redness is like a sunburn and if its painful taking Ibuprofen and using aloe or other skin products that contain vitamin e can help. If there is blistering then without knowing how much area is involved I would advise seeing a doctor. Other than the local injury there should be no toxicity from this exposure. ...Read more

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My tongue is very red and cracked and sometimes it will swell a little bit. I can't eat anything with salt or pepper or spicy. I can't drink cokes?

My tongue is very red and cracked and sometimes it will swell a little bit. I can't eat anything with salt or pepper or spicy. I can't drink cokes?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms suggest nutritional deficiency.
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

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I have a red spot on top lip. Started out no bigger than a speck of pepper and flat. Months later, it's the size of a period and more of a bump.?

I have a red spot on top lip. Started out no bigger than a speck of pepper and flat. Months later, it's the size of a period and more of a bump.?

See a dermatologist: I would see a dermatologist to have it looked at. Skin lesions that grow in size rapdily should always be checked. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like I sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like I sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

Antibiotics: If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My nose and throat are red and white in color no fever not a lot of drainage flush nose out daily with some yellow and green discharge and some times black pepper coming out not alot of pain?

My nose and throat are red and white in color no fever not a lot of drainage flush nose out daily with some yellow and green discharge and some times black pepper coming out not alot of pain?

Maybe strep, flu, etc.: Nose and throat symptoms can be from cold viruses, strep throat, sinus infections, allergies, etc... Sometimes, it can be difficult to tell what the cause is, without an exam and follow-up. If symptoms only last 1-2 days, it is more likely allergies or irritation. Doctors have rapid 5-minute tests for strep, so a primary care doctor can diagnose strep and start antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

Why would an 87-year old man's stool start smelling like peppermint? He's a well-controlled diabetic who takes no medicine for it or for anything els

The smell: Of stool is dependent on diet and gut bacterial flora. I am not away of what will cause the pepperment smell. Could only guess a change in diet or change gut bacteria flora or bacteria overgrowth ...Read more

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I'm having red flakes when I wipe but my stool is brown w ordering if I should go to the ER could this be blood?

Urgent care first: Hi Michelle 101, You can test to see if its blood yourself, ask your pharmacist. The test should be less than $10. Or go to an urgent care where a practitioner should examine you to see if you have hemmorhoids or need further testing. Your risks depend on your age, as well. Don't just let this go on doing nothing, ...Read more

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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