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beetroot and bowels!
Oct 24th, 2011, 3:56am
 
this isn't very nice, but is worrying.  After a bowel movement I noticed that what looked like blood was appearing around the contents of the loo (sorry!).  No sign of blood on the tissue, or visible to naked eye. I did panic a bit, then remembered I had eaten some beetroot the day before. Maybe it was because of that?  Was careful not to eat any more beetroot, but the next day the same happened.  The longer I left it before flushing, the more red appeared.  Seems to have stopped now, but I don't know if it is actually blood, or because of the beetroot in some way.  I have no piles, fissures that I know of, and no sign of blood anywhere else.  Any ideas?  How long does beetroot hang around in your system for?  I didn't have very much at all!
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Re: beetroot and bowels!
Reply #1 - Oct 24th, 2011, 3:47pm
 
Hello Rosekay,

You can take a deep breath and relax. Beetroot commonly produces crimson discoloration of stool and it can take several days to clear up completely if your bowels are moving slowly. The root can even cause discoloration of urine.

You're fine.

Best regards,

Rutheford Rane, MD (ret.)
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Reply #2 - Oct 25th, 2011, 1:27am
 
Phew!  Many thanks, again.  I know I worry, but I do actually know 2 people with terminal bowel cancer, so obviously that was very much on my mind.  I had never noticed this sort of thing before, so it was a bit of a shock.  Thank you very much!
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Reply #3 - Nov 2nd, 2011, 1:33am
 
Beetroot surely are pesky one, they scared the nuts out of me too (did you see what just did, lol), its fine, beetroot are natural color agents, but these are really good for your blood, it improves hemoglobin counts of your blood.
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