My mom had a traditional ileostomy (I have an s-pouch) . Several years ago I got a very panicky call from her nursing home telling me she had passed a lot of blood in her ileostomy pouch and did I think she needed to go the hospital? she had had her ileostomy for at 22 yrs by then and had no problems whatsoever. I asked what she had for dinner and the last thing the nurse listed was.......Beets!!