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What is the reson for red stool?

What is the reson for red stool?

See your Dr: There can be many reasons for a red stool, some of them (like eating something red that you don't digest) benign. But the most common reason for red stool is the presence of blood, which needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Hello. I just came from the toilet to realise i had bright red stools. Should i be concerned? :/ this has never happened before.

Hello. I just came from the toilet to realise i had bright red stools. Should i be concerned? :/ this has never happened before.

Yes need workup: various causes can lead to blood in stool - most commonly hemorrhoids, tear from straining, or acute infection. If recurrent need to rule out parasites/infection, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Will likely need to see gastroenterologist, but need more background history and symptoms - happy to consult. Advise seeing your doctor first ...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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Can rooibos make red stools?

Can rooibos make red stools?

Apparently so: http://www.health24.com/experts/question/rooibos-tea-20020424 you should see you doctor if you have bloody stools. This can be a sign of serious problem, such as a colon cancer. ...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

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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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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

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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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My child just had fresh bright red stool . He is not constipated and no diarrhoea . No other symptoms are there , didn't eat beetroot also , help?

My child just had fresh bright red stool . He is not constipated and no diarrhoea . No other symptoms are there , didn't eat beetroot also , help?

Bloody stool: How old is he? You say he has no other symptoms, just non painful blood in stool. You should have him see his pediatrician asap. Is it bright red? That could indicate intussusception, colitis, etc. If it is darker maroon or black, that indicates a problem higher up in the GI tract. If you have a stool specimen to bring to the pediatrician, that would help with guiding him/her in the workup. ...Read more

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Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Hi, I have a little bit of redness in my stool I can't tell if it's blood... I had quite a bit to drink last night. Wondering if I should go to the dr?

Persists: Consider seeing your health care provider if you continue to see the discoloration in your stool or if it gets worse. ...Read more

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For the last 3 days been exp orange/red stools off/on. Also been eating bright pink/red sugar cookies with red sugar crystals. Monitor or worry?

For the last 3 days been exp orange/red stools off/on.  Also been eating bright pink/red sugar cookies with red sugar crystals. Monitor or worry?

Monitor: Please speak to your doctor about this. Sometimes red stools can be from food dye or medication, but not always. Your doctor can do a test to detect blood in the stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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Colonscopy found hemoroid. Years later I see what looks like faint pink & bright red stool toilet paper on first wipe but BM are normal brown.

Colonscopy found hemoroid. Years later I see what looks like faint pink & bright red stool toilet paper on first wipe but  BM are normal brown.

Likely Hemorrhoid: If you had a normal colonoscopy and don't have a significant genetic predisposition to colon cancer (a strong family history?), then the likely cause is hemorrhoidal; if you are worried, see your doctor; ...Read more

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A little redness in loose stool 2 days in a row but still feel constipated and uncomfortable?

A little redness in loose stool 2 days in a row but still feel constipated and uncomfortable?

Rectal bleeding: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or a fissure (a tear at the anal opening) likely caused by straining at the hard stool. Try getting more fiber in your diet. Also sit up straight on the toilet and see if you can elevate your feet so that your bottom is in more of a squatting position. ...Read more

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Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Been having hard stools with some ab pain. Negative colonoscopy and endoscopy. Today had red stool? Been drinking red kool aid. Is this the cause?

Maybe: It is possible but if the colonoscopy was recent it could be more serious. And blood in the toilet is very distinctive. Could be a hemorrhoid, etc...Don't write it off to just being the red drink. ...Read more

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After swimming in the sea sometimes feel lower back pain and red stools. Do I have to refrain from swimming in the sea?

See the Doctor: Your physician can help you to rule out GI tract pathology. He will also advice you on your future swimming practices. Blood in the stool can be sign of hemorrhoids, polyp or malignancy, see your doctor. ...Read more