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Can certain foods cause blood in your stool?

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Dr. Paul Choi
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Bloody in Stool

Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine.
There are however food that can mimic bleeding by affecting test that examine blood in stool. They include certain meat, beet, etc. Here is a general info on intestinal bleeding: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding.

In brief: Bloody in Stool

Food in general does not cause bleeding, unless there is an extensive irritation (such as very, very spicy food), or trauma to the lining of intestine.
There are however food that can mimic bleeding by affecting test that examine blood in stool. They include certain meat, beet, etc. Here is a general info on intestinal bleeding: http://www.Laendo.Net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding.
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