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Why is my poop red?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Blood?,beets? other?

Blood is certainly red, will "bleed" into the water in the bowl.
Vegetable skins from peppers, tomatoes, etc are red but stay in the stool. Beets can give dark red stool. Black stool from blood, peptobismol, iron, charcoal pills.Antacids white from barium, antacids. Pale, putty from bile duct blockage gray from blood and bile duct blockage, maroon from blood, beets. Feel unwell, any questions: see your doc asap. Pain, lightheaded, etc.: er.

In brief: Blood?,beets? other?

Blood is certainly red, will "bleed" into the water in the bowl.
Vegetable skins from peppers, tomatoes, etc are red but stay in the stool. Beets can give dark red stool. Black stool from blood, peptobismol, iron, charcoal pills.Antacids white from barium, antacids. Pale, putty from bile duct blockage gray from blood and bile duct blockage, maroon from blood, beets. Feel unwell, any questions: see your doc asap. Pain, lightheaded, etc.: er.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Alvin Mathew
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Many things

It could be many things but the most important thing to rule out is blood.
Please see your doctor for an examination and evaluation.

In brief: Many things

It could be many things but the most important thing to rule out is blood.
Please see your doctor for an examination and evaluation.
Dr. Alvin Mathew
Dr. Alvin Mathew
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