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#1 of 5 Old 01-25-2010, 02:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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we had homemade beetroot (beet) juice yesterday and today there was a red-ish tinge in the toilet after my 4 yr old did a poo. do you think it was the juice? i am worried it could be blood.
i didn't look at mine, so i don't know if mine was red too!!
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I vote for beet juice; I know eating them always makes me pee bright red.
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yes it's normal for the stool to turn red after beets. However, peeing red after beets points to low stomach acid....

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Oh yes, totally normal. Both my daughter and myself get bright reddish-purple poops after eating a lot of beets.
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thanks - i feel relieved now!!
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