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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
40 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Maybe: The fecal occult blood test can be quite sensitive and may show blood in the stool from minor gastritis or esophagitis that is not significant. But, ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
More than one: Guaiac test measures peroxidase activity which is associated with blood from any site in the GI tract, including blood in meats, and peroxidase in hor ... Read More
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
FIT or hemoccult?: If you're using the old hemoccult slide, you'll notice its two-sided. Place your specimen on one side, close the lid. Doctor or lab, when developing y ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: One type of test for occult blood actually tests for peroxidase enzyme and tomatoes have this enzyme. An other type of test is for human globin protei ... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Some lesion could have developed over the period of a year. Some lesions bleed intermittently and that is why it is recommended that three samples be ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Cancer: Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Colonoscopy: Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Best see your doctor: There are 4 main types. Fecal immunochemical testing (fit)/immunochemical fecal occult blood test (ifobt), stool guaiac test for fecal occult blood ( ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Best to see your Dr.: This is done by 4 main methods. Fecal immunochemical testing that uses antibodies to detect globin, stool guaiac test for fecal occult blood which in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Possibly: The materials do cost something to someone, however more importantly, doing the test at home can be unreliable. Better to have it performed by a profe ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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High: You need to follow up with endoscopy
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