Beets or Blood?

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starrnr
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Happy holidays all - it's been awhile since I've stopped in over here.

For the first time in a long time, I'm sort of panicking. I had beets yesterday with my dinner. Haven't eaten them in years and they were so good, I took a second helping! tongue

Today, as I've gone to the bathroom a few times, what's in the toilet is very red. Please, please tell me it's the beets and not blood. I'm not in any pain, no gas or anything like that - just very red poop.

What do you think? Cause for worry or just the beets? confused

Thanks all and Happy New Year.

~S.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield

RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

Starting Humira 12/07, currently .7ml (17.5 mgs) injectible Methotrexate weekly, 2 mgs Folic Acid daily


Sugarmarie
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
its the beets,relax
I got a scare once when I ate OREO cookies and had black poop.
Confucius say : He who goes to bed with itchy butt wakes up with stinky finger.

Words of wisdom: Never trust a fart

:) Sugarmarie A.K.A. Poopy Pants :)


nruth
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:31 PM (GMT -7)   
I would suspect the beets.

potty pooper
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -7)   
Many years ago I had the same experience.  I thought there was blood and started to panick. (I had never seen blood in my bm's before) I called my dr. and he asked me what I had eaten the night before.  Sure enough - I had beets.  My dr said to watch and see if it happens again.  Turns out it was the beets.  Chances are it's the same with you.  If it is blood, it will happen again and you can take action.  I think you would be having other symtoms though along with it.

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Its the Beets. Been there done that. :-)

Squattie
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL! I did the same thing today. Ate beets for lunch and 4 hrs. later had a red BM that gave me a real buzz when I saw it. Of course I ate the beets with a glob of butter on them....and I'm assuming that's why it showed up only 4 hours later. I'm hoping that's what it is anyway! I usually have between a 12 hr. to 24 hr. transit time with my food. But beet coloring can run through you pretty quickly. Kinda like the way B vitamins will turn your pee bright yellow an hour after you take them.

.....Squattie


starrnr
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   Posted 12/26/2007 5:50 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL...Now I feel silly for even asking! It's been years since I've eaten beets and just didn't think about the 'after' effects! eyes

I feel better now (silly, but better). Thank you all for easing my mind. :-)

~S.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield

RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

Starting Humira 12/07, currently .7ml (17.5 mgs) injectible Methotrexate weekly, 2 mgs Folic Acid daily


Dixie
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   Posted 12/26/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Feeling silly is far better then feeling scared! and here there is no silly questions.
a bit o piece o mind is better with a bit of laugh.....
     Dixie  
 May God Bless and keep you in his care.


yogaprof
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   Posted 12/26/2007 11:38 PM (GMT -7)   
hey girl friend, where else can one come with such questions?
I hope all is ok now. I might be pooping blood tomorrow, as I spent the last several hours playing Dance Dance Revolution that we got for xmas with my stepkids. oh my god, it is the most fun ever :)
hugs, B
48 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. In December had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now just taking Glycolax, metamucil and vicidin as needed.


teddybearweiser
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   Posted 12/27/2007 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi its the beets.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007
 


starrnr
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   Posted 12/27/2007 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Yep, it was the beets! eyes

I should've known better, but as I said, I totally forgot about the after-effects. However, in my defense, after everything I had been through in the past 2 years, I was worried. I thought it was something else. Whew...

Thanks all again for easing my mind.
Some days you're the bug, some days you're the windshield

RA, AS, intolerance/sensitivity to gluten, wheat and dairy.

Starting Humira 12/07, currently .7ml (17.5 mgs) injectible Methotrexate weekly, 2 mgs Folic Acid daily

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