08/02/2012 at 1:40 PM #26641
Sounds like you might want to check in with a doctor, just to ensure your ok and heading in the right direction.Tdot.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/02/2012 at 2:33 PM #26668
Dorthy, have you been using either blackberries or beets?
They will both make your stool black.
Had a friend years ago that ate some blueberry pie his wife had made and the next day was convinced he had colon cancer. It was just the blueberries. LOLYou must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/02/2012 at 2:40 PM #26679
Nancy, I have been eating a LOT of beets lately, so that very well could be it. It was just a little shocking to see that after going to the bathroom. At first I thought, “Weird, I haven’t eaten any blueberries (or anything at all for that matter.”You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/02/2012 at 2:47 PM #26684
Runs with PoodlesParticipant
Sounds like beets to me.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/05/2012 at 8:19 PM #27914
Claire Georgiou, Reboot Naturopath, B.HSc NDParticipant
It is most likely the beetroot if you haven’t seen this in your stool before. You can stop the beetroot and observe if this continues. How have the last few days been? This occurs to many people who are consuming a regular intake of beetroot and other red/purple dark coloured fruits and vegetables. If you continue to be concerned then it is advisable to visit your doctor.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/17/2012 at 12:19 PM #31891
I’ve been experiencing the same thing. I have been adding beets in every juice I have. I’ve never had this problem before, as a matter a fact I just had a full colon scope with no issues.
I would relate it to eating beets and tomatoes daily but I agree it is alarming when your stool is seeping red / purple.
Reading what Claire says is somewhat reassuring. So would we be better off to stop consuming these types of fruits and vegetables to ensure there’s no issue. I really don’t want to go to the doctor if it is self inflicted. What do you think Claire?Juice On!!You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
08/17/2012 at 7:09 PM #32012
I don’t think that mine was a case of beets, since it was black blobs. I passed stool that was seeping red all over, and I’m guessing that was the beets. I talked to an alternative medicine nutritionist who said that because of the color I might have been detoxing something in the upper GI (gallbladder or liver) and whatever passed may have been scraping the walls of my intestines, hence the black blood. I was told to drink fresh aloe juice to sooth my system and watch for the next week or so for recurrence. So far, it’s only been the two times. Totally freaked me out, but it was reassuring to hear the opinion of a nutritionist.You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
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