Gastroenterology Community
Red particles in stool
About This Community:

Ask questions on Gastroenterology issues: Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Red particles in stool

I have been noticing red particles in my stool. I have been eating more fruits and vegetables recently. Sometimes watermelon and strawberries and a lot of carrots. I see the carrot pieces. The red particles have appeared when I wipe. Could it be just pieces of food? Should I be concerned about blood in the stool. I have been reading about colon cancer and im a little concerned.
Related Discussions
Avatar m tn
Colon cancer concerns may be appropriate depending your age, but that's separate from what you've mentioned here. If you're over 50 you should have yourself screened every regularly. Being under 50 it would be rare to spot colon cancer.

Eating more red foods might cause the red particles to appear. However, if you have a question about this you should definitely ask your doctor. Try stopping all red-ish fruits and veggies for about a week and see what happens. If it continues, make an appointment with your doc.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
Avatar m tn
Blank
fntn
MI
Avatar n tn
Blank
cnoevl21
168348 tn?1379360675
Blank
ChitChatNine
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON