HELP!! Red in stool

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Noah Rutherford
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   Posted 9/5/2017 5:46 PM (GMT -6)   
So I recently came home from work having to use the bathroom and after using it there were red chunks and stripes in my stool and I went 2 times in the next hour and a half still there but then i remebered i had a big bag of baby tomatoes during lunch and it appeared on my toilet paper but I looked at it closley and it was a chunk and the water was not red either. So should i be worried?

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   Posted 9/6/2017 3:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I'd see a gp but red I was told means it's not to bad as its either from your anus or not far off, it's when mine was really dark red they had an issue with it. I'd see your gp as it is worrying when it happens but hopefully it's nothing.!! Tomatoes I am unsure of but I know if I eat veg I poop it out like that haha

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   Posted 9/7/2017 2:44 PM (GMT -6)   
Often red looking things within our stool are partially digested food (fruit skins and seeds are common culprits) and nothing but a false alarm to us. Anything we eat changes colors as it goes through the digestive process, is doused in stomach acid and various enzymes that aid in digestion. Often something like a bit of apple skin or a seed can change to look red to orange in color, and easily be mistaken for blood. If it's a reddish thing embeded in stool then I'd say 90% percent (or greater) odds it is nothing to worry about.

Real blood in stool will drip and spread on the surface of the toilet water, much like a red drop of food dye would.
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   Posted 9/10/2017 4:36 PM (GMT -6)   
I have UC so I see a lot of blood in flares and it almost always turned the toilet water red. I don't think you have anything to worry about here. Sounds like it was from your tomato. The toilet paper would also be stained with blood.
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