tomato skin and other red bits
Is it normal to see bits of tomato skin in your poop on days that you've eaten some tomato? Also, reddishness in the water seeping out from the poop due to beet?
2. Yes, if you have recently eaten beets.
(The ex-Mr. Poonurse used to have panic attacks about this very issue. He always felt that the tomato skin was a by product of some sort of undiagnosed bowel cancer. He used to drag me in the bathroom to look at it. One time, I wasn't home, so he used a teaspoon and chunked some off and SAVED it for me to examine when I got back. Gross.)
Hope this helps.
Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.
Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.
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