red/blood tinged output in ostomy bag

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Nutz
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
I just went to empty my bag (3 weeks post op) and I noticed there is a red/bloody tinged output that continues to come out!  The only thing I can think of is that I had red fruit punch gatorade this morning.  could this be it?  i also had peanut better and strawberry jam last night for dinner.  i'm really scared.  should i be worried or could it be the gatorade???
 
darlene
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Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Empy
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   Posted 10/26/2009 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Very possibly, I drink a red sports drink and this turns my output red too...

Nutz
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   Posted 10/26/2009 4:44 PM (GMT -6)   
thanks empy. it slowed down a bit...
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


summerstorm
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   Posted 10/26/2009 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
probaby the gatorade, or even the jelly
it doesnt take much red to turn it colors. Even the little bit of red in my cough syrup turns it. Also remember that purple and orange have red dye.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
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SocalJohn
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   Posted 10/27/2009 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Too funny. For the last week or so I have had very red output in my stool. I was thinking the same thing. Is it blood, or is it the Red Gatorade. I think its the gatorade. I dont have any pain whatsover.

Nutz
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   Posted 10/27/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
wow summerstorm, cough syrup??? that's crazy. i ended up calling my doc and he told me not to worry about it either...
Darlene "Nutz"
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1999, changed to Ulcerative Colitis 2002.  J pouch surgery Oct 5, 2009


Pitz
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   Posted 10/27/2009 4:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I drink a lot of the Crystal Lite type drinks and the red ones really affect the color of the output. Purple and blue do, too, but not like the red.

Ulcerative Pancolitis (dx'd 6/2002)
Colectomy w/ileostomy 6/2/09; iron infusions; Aranesp injection every week for anemia;
Remicade; Pentasa; 6-MP; Prednisone; Lialda; Asacol
various meds for other conditions


summerstorm
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   Posted 10/27/2009 6:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Yeah i take cough syrup at night sometimes, and since i have nothing else in my stomach, what little does come out, is bright red, lol.

Blue stuff like alot of blue food coloring, smells horrible when it comes out, and is like this freaky green color, lol.
UC for 8 years, before finally kicking its butt and having a permanent ileostomy April 17 2007! 
-I have gone to find myself, if i get back before i return, keep me here-


nene205
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   Posted 10/27/2009 9:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Yep, the first really big freakout I had was after drinking red Gatorade. I thought I was dying. Had my husband call the doctor and tell him I was bleeding in the bag. Later, I realized that it was the red Gatorade. Did I feel silly.

jtaylor
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   Posted 10/27/2009 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I had a similar experience a few weeks after my surgery after eating a ton of red jello. I was almost positive I was dying or something, but then I remembered my WOCN telling me that eating beets would turn your output red, and I just assumed red jello would give the same result. The next day everything was back to normal.

Also, blue gatorade produces very interesting output colors.

esoR
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   Posted 10/28/2009 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Try raspberry sherbert, the output colors are bright green! Glad you are OK. Rose

privey
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   Posted 10/28/2009 8:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I was pink all afternoon yesterday from a raspberry pop tart. Also, I've had skin break down around the stoma and sometimes it leaks into the bag. cathy

yellowdaisy
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   Posted 10/31/2009 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   
mad BEETROOT WILL SEND YOUR POO RED. I NEARLY FEINTED WHEN IT HAPPENED TO ME. AND I REALIZED about 3 HOURS LATER WHAT IT WAS. YES, ANYTHING LIKE THAT WITH AN INTENSE RED COLOR WILL BE THE SAME.

Peagreen
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   Posted 6/10/2012 2:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Hoping someone can answer this for me! I had the 1st of the JPouch surgery done on 4/23 and am wearing the illeostomy bag now.

I have not had anything to eat or drink that would make the stool appear red and yet I'm having some real blood coming out. At this point it's not alot however it's very apparent.

Has anyone had this? Do you know why and should I be concerned? Thanx for the help!
Kim

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   Posted 6/11/2012 11:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Kim start a new thread on this.. if it's real blood, then you should seek medical help. BW Sarah
Sarah - 39 year old mum of 2 boys, runner/triathlete from UK
June 2010 - Emergency partial colectomy for peritonitis/perforated diverticulitis. Temporary ileo, reversed Oct 2010.
Reversal failed - then diagnosed with colonic inertia
July 2011 - Permanent end Ileostomy - elective
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