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Question regarding the Colour of Stoma Output

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Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:06 am

Yesterday, I drank some beetroot juice - slowly over the course of an hour or so.

Since then, my output has been very liquid and very heavy - and the colour is a reddish brown.

How long should I wait to see if the colour is related to the beetroot juice, or if there is another reason - like bleeding?  I am not asking for a medical decision, just wondering if anyone else has experienced this problem?

Thanks.

 

UPDATE!

Thank you for all your reasuring replies!  I think the colour is fading a little, but will wait until tomorrow morning to make sure!



Last edited by VIGDIS on Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:06 pm; edited 1 time in total
Wed Feb 03, 2021 6:35 am

Few thing will retain the same color coming and going but beets will. They use beet juice as a natural food coloring for a healthy alternative in processed foods sometimes 

 

Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:03 am

There are plenty of foods and drink that will color your output.  Don't worry about it.  Over time, you'll be able to accurately predict what will impact both the color as well as the relative thickness of it.

Wed Feb 03, 2021 8:08 am

When I eat Pickle beets or cherry twizzlers the same thing happened. No need to worry I believe. You'll be able to predict your poop !!

Wed Feb 03, 2021 9:22 am

Hi V like Ritz i eat pickled beets and sometime drink the juice and i get that same reaction but if you have pain maybe consult your physician.

Wed Feb 03, 2021 11:00 am

It's normal for betroot to do that I wouldn't worry about it if you have no pain or discomfort, I know it's frightening when your not expecting it and even after all the years I've had an ostomy I give myself a scare at times when forgoten what I've eaten to make my output red 

Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:28 pm

Yes, beetroot juice can do that, colour the urine reddish too which is just as alarming. Nothing to worry about, though, it will go away. Don't stop drinking it, very healthy and nourishing.

Wed Feb 03, 2021 5:14 pm

Beet are famous for coming out the same color they went in! 
If you just had the beet juice, my bet is that is what you see! It should pass in a day or so. 
puppyluv

Wed Feb 03, 2021 7:49 pm

Hi, All~

V8 and tomato juice products can present in the output as reddish.  Also:  Red Velvet Cake!  Did a major double-take looking at my pouch, and to keep from freaking out and calling my doctor, had to go back in my memory to figure out if I had consumed something that would turn my output so RED!  LOL

Lily17~

Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:07 am
Lily17 wrote:

Hi, All~

V8 and tomato juice products can present in the output as reddish.  Also:  Red Velvet Cake!  Did a major double-take looking at my pouch, and to keep from freaking out and calling my doctor, had to go back in my memory to figure out if I had consumed something that would turn my output so RED!  LOL

Lily17~


I had both V8 and beetroot juice!  One after the other!  The Red Velvet cake would have been nice...

Thu Feb 04, 2021 12:51 pm
VIGDIS wrote:


I had both V8 and beetroot juice!  One after the other!  The Red Velvet cake would have been nice...


Yep - that would do it!  LOL!

Seriously, the Red Velvet cake output was shocking and sort of scary!  If you have the opportunity to indulge, just remember this Forum topic before you take that first lovely, lush bite...  : )

Lily17~

Sun Feb 07, 2021 10:21 am

Good morning! 

 

The first meal I ate after recovering from my surgery included beets. Of course, my first thought was something is wrong and I panicked. Then my mom reminded me of the beets, and low and behold; it passed...Now I grow and can my own and eat them everyday. Eat away on that superfood, my friend. 

Sun Mar 21, 2021 2:35 pm

Yes. When I eat something red, my output is reddish especially if it is dyed red; e.g. red licorice. 
if blood mix, you'll notice a different consistency in you output. It "stains" differently. You'll know when you see it. 
Sharon

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