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Red Colored Stool

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  • Posted By: JimmyR
  • February 4, 2008
  • 06:40 PM

I noticed today that my stool was the color of red. There were no blood streaks on the tissue and no streaks on the stool, but the entire stool was the color of red; almost as if it had been dyed that color.

Does this sound like blood in the stool or maybe a discoloration from something I ate?

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  • Hi there I'd question what you had to eat. If you are passing stools regularly you'd only need to think back the last 24 hours or so. So start with what you have eaten and take it from there. I've experienced blood in my stools, (bright red), and the stool was coated with bright red blood, also, the toilet paper was most definately soiled with blood. You say there was no blood that you could see. I'd start with what you had to eat. Good luck.
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    • February 4, 2008
    • 09:01 PM
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  • Hi there I'd question what you had to eat. If you are passing stools regularly you'd only need to think back the last 24 hours or so. So start with what you have eaten and take it from there. I've experienced blood in my stools, (bright red), and the stool was coated with bright red blood, also, the toilet paper was most definately soiled with blood. You say there was no blood that you could see. I'd start with what you had to eat. Good luck. 2havehope, thanks for the reply. I have been very regular, so that's not a problem. The past two days I have eaten more tomatoes than I typically do. I also ate a reddish colored dip that was full of tomatoes last night. I assumed that could be the case. I didn't notice blood per say on the tissue or in the stool, just noticed the stool was red in color...
    JimmyR 1 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 09:09 PM
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  • Hi there Very good, very important that you are regular so that's great. Going by what you are saying I'd say with what you have ingested recently, it could well be down to this, I'd say it's more than probably down to this. Just keep an eye on things but I don't think there's anything to worry about. 2 Have Hope. :-)
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    • February 4, 2008
    • 09:21 PM
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