Kool Aid, Soda, or Blood

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:10 PM (GMT -6)   
does anyone know if kool aid or soda could turn your stool to a red/brown color.... it looks like blood to me but i have been drinking alot of cherry kool aid and strawberry soda so thats what my mom thinks it is

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   Posted 11/1/2006 7:32 PM (GMT -6)   

Your mom is probably right.  If all else is normal, if there are no clots and no pain, then I'd wait and see ... and lay off the red drinks for a few days.

I see red, literally, when I eat pickled beets on my salad.  :-)

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   Posted 11/2/2006 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Your mom is right, it is just the coloring from the kool aid, I freaked out the first time this happened to me as well.  There's nothing to worry about.

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   Posted 11/2/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
thx for the replys... i cant go without my kool-aid :)

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   Posted 11/9/2006 1:29 PM (GMT -6)   
LOL, they gave me 2 red popcicles 2days before I left the hosp after my colectomy...

Man did I panic when I saw all of the red slimy stuff.... Called my surgeon in on a sunday and everything before the cultures were done...

NOW i know. Don't worry. Like wmnak said, unless you have clots or pain.....

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