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HELP! bloody stool!

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  • Posted By: help16
  • May 20, 2009
  • 10:56 AM

Hi. ok basically i just took a poo and it had what looked like blood in it! Ive done some research though and it doesn't appear to be normal. it was solid rather than runny and it was half brown (normal colour) and half dark red (looked reddish anyway). also i experienced no pain at all doing it. This sounds stupid but im wondering whether it could be food and drink. I ate a couple of beetroot the day before yesterday and also i went out drinking last night with my m8s and drank quite a lot but also some of the drinks were red. They're called VK cherry's. Dunno if u know them? could they have an affect on its colour? please help am a little worried!

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  • Beets will turn poop red. So if you only have the problem after eating beets, no cause for alarm. If this continues to occur even when not eating beets, then you need to see your doctor. Red colored blood could just be a hemorrhoid issue which a PCP can quickly diagnose. If you have any other symptoms, like unexplained weight loss for instance, a visit to a GI doctor is a must.
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  • Hey thanx for the quick reply. its put my mind at ease somewhat. I have been losing weight but thats because i've had glandular fever. if it continues ill deffinitely see a doctor though. once again thankyou for the quick reply! :D
    help16 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • If it is blood, then the dark color means that it is coming from your small intestine or higher. Blood from the colon is usually bright red. Since you are having other symptoms, I think you should definitly talk to a doctor. Better safe then sorry! Kiera
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