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I am following up on a previously asked question. My

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I am following up on a previously asked question. My daughter had a decent amount of fresh tomato sauce, salsa, and red jello all within a days time. I noticed that in her stool there were bright red marks as well as what looked like a rubbery piece of tomato skin. This happened once yesterday and today her bowel movements contained no visible traces of the redness. Could this be solely from undigested pieces of tomatoes, pepper, and other red food she ate? She is otherwise fine; happy, hungry, no abdominal complaints. Any input?

The tomato skin and even the food coloring from jello can change the color of stool so this is exactly what happened. Other red foods can also make bowel movements red. So at this point especially since she has no symptoms, chalk it up to these foods.
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