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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   i took a laxative last night and have had diarrhea today. This evening i took milk thistle (Silymarin 70mg) for the first time just before my evening meal. One hour later I ate mixed vegetables including a good portion of cooked beetroot. Four hours later and I have pink diarrhea. Scary. is it the beetroot plus the milk thistle or should i be worried?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hi
User :   good evening. it's midnight here
Doctor :   There is no reason to be worried
Doctor :   beetroot is the cause for the pink stool here
User :   is it probably the beetroot? Inunderstand that Silymarin can cause diarreah and gastric distress?
User :   will it last long?
Doctor :   no , it may end by a day
User :   thanks. what a great service, my first time to use it and you set my mind at ease
Doctor :   you are welcome
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   thanks, doc. goodnight
Doctor :   Take care
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