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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
It usually: Means that on three separate stool specimens, non visible blood was detected. This needs to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal s... Read More

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A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Hematuria.: Your initial investigations are not complete. If a CT scan of the abdomen is negative, should the hematuria be persistent, i.e. not just due to a tre... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that.... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Probable UTI: "All else normal"?? What's left? That's most of the urinalysis. It strongly suggests you have a urinary tract infection. It could be an STD, if at ris... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine 31 years experience
R/O UTI: If you have symptoms I would recommend empiric treatment with macrobid pending urine culture and sensitivity . Given underlying MGUS and weakened immu... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francisco R. Rodriguez
Urology 9 years experience
Urine: Are there any symptoms associated with this finding? This could be a poorly collected specimen in a female close t her menstrual period.
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Abn bowels x 10 m: Have they checked for ova, parasites? bacteria like camphylobacter? Yeast overgrowth? celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? Sometimes one is sensitive... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Sounds good.: Although it is impossible to definitively analyze lab results without knowing the patient and the results of all the rest of the lab tests, the portio... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to needs to be explained. A normal colonoscopy does not rule out bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal t... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Infection: infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture pr... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Dehydrated: The presence of ketones indicates that you were slightly dehydrated when you took the sample. The blood sounds more serious than it actually is, as m... Read More

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