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is there an at home test to test for blood in stool

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
Yes: Colocare and ez detect are home stool detection kits to determine if there is any small quantitiy of blood in stool, an amount that is not clinically ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: In an adult male blood is stool warrants a colonoscopic examination to rule out colon cancer. However, colon cancer is not the only cause of blood in ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Safdi
46 years experience Gastroenterology
Heme + stool on FIT: At your age, finding something serious would be unusual. It could be hemorrhoids or contamination if it was done during a menstrual period. If you've ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends on whether: A polyp was removed or biopsies were taken and even then should only be scant blood for a day or so. Anything more than that and you need to call the ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Not weird: You have a break in your intestinal or rectal mucosa. Some amount of blood is mixing with some amount of stool. Depending on the quantities of either/ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Follow up with: Gi . Ask specific questions and get specific answers. Bleeding could be from the fistula, stomach or intestinal ulcer / irritation , abnormal blood ve ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
47 years experience Medical Oncology
Endoscopy: If you persistently have blood in stool, doctor will likely recommend lower and upper endoscopy. Hepatitis increases the risk of cirrhosis, which can ... Read More
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Nearly so: What you described is consistent with Proctalgia fugax. While not normal it is not dangerous. See this site for more info. http://www.uptodate.com/con ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Maybe: Not all the time because you may only have intermediate blood.The best test is a colonoscopy.

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