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Occult blood stool immunoassay positive

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Yes: Blood in the stool is never normal. Causes can range to the common hemorrhoid to the more serious colon cancer. Get an eval with a GI doctor and col... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
You need: To see a GI doctor or coloretal surgeon and atleast get a colonoscopy and or upper endoscopy if indicated. Occult blood in the stool is not normal and... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
Varies: Blood from an upper intestinal source can be the cause of occult blood in the stool. Upper and lower endoscopy are recommended to exclude significant... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Many things: The occult blood without visible blood could be the hemorrhoid or colon polyp/tumor or gastritis or a peptic ulcer/gastic ulcer or tumor. Let an exper... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not accurate: First of all you have to use the most sensitive reagen- guaiac based. If you just do it once- the sensitivity to find blood in the stool is only 10-25... Read More
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Linda Gromko
Family Medicine 49 years experience
It's my job to worry: Because I have to think, "what's the worst thing this could be?" i feel it's important to encourage you to see a gastroenterologist to find out where ... Read More
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Blood doesn't: have to be uniform in the stool.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Internal Medicine - Oncology 48 years experience
Investigate iron def: If an adult has anemia DUE TO IRON DEFICIENCY, the cause is almost always blood loss. In men and non-menstruating women, the blood loss is almost alw... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 57 years experience
Doubtful: Unless you have supersensory perception this is very unlikely. Easy enough to test for occult blood, and most doctors have a kit in the office.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
Gastroenterology 14 years experience
UC: Sounds like you should have a colonoscopy to rule out inflammatory bowel disease such as your brother has.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Safdi
Gastroenterology 47 years experience
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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