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There was something that looked like baby red tomatoes in my stool today. What could this be. Should I worry about it?
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Red tomato in stool?
If you recently ate cherry-red tomatoes (or similar-appearing food), then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion.
However, be concerned since blood clots may also appear as red blobs. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care.

In brief: Red tomato in stool?
If you recently ate cherry-red tomatoes (or similar-appearing food), then you may have rapid intestinal transit resulting in the food's inadequate digestion.
However, be concerned since blood clots may also appear as red blobs. Bleeding in such a case can be without warning, brisk, & originate anywhere in the gut (from esophagus, stomach, to rectum. Don't hesitate to seek urgent evaluation/care.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Tejas Ozarkar
General Practice
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blood in stool
Many conditions can cause rectal bleeding, most commonly hemorrhoids.
You should visit your doctor to address the situation. Make sure to note if it is painful to have a bowel movement, if you have felt weak/ fatigued lately, and when you first noticed this happening. Most likely, the doctor will want to run a few blood tests and possibly do a rectal exam. They might even recommend a colonoscopy.

In brief: Blood in stool
Many conditions can cause rectal bleeding, most commonly hemorrhoids.
You should visit your doctor to address the situation. Make sure to note if it is painful to have a bowel movement, if you have felt weak/ fatigued lately, and when you first noticed this happening. Most likely, the doctor will want to run a few blood tests and possibly do a rectal exam. They might even recommend a colonoscopy.
Tejas Ozarkar
Tejas Ozarkar
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