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I ate two large purple/red beets today and my feces scared

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I ate two large purple/red beets today and my feces scared me--it was pink looking like softs pink blood, can beets add color to the stool?

How many times did you pass stool?

Did you have any recent treatment?

Did you have any other symptom or previous illness?

Thank you.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
HI. I passed stool x2 today. I had a laproscopic gallbladder removal November 11, 2009. have no hx of cancer. this was my only invasive procedure in my life. I do have HTN and take Exforge daily. I also take Tagamet daily for GERD.
Thank you for the information,

Pink colored stool can come from taking beet root.

Dietary factors are common cause of coloring the stool.

As you are not having any other symptoms , beet is likely to be the cause.

However when you are having a history of GERD , you need to be careful.

If the symptoms persist or if there is any fall of blood pressure or feeling of dizziness etc , you should have an urgent consultation with doctor.

I hope this information will be helpful.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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