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Occult blood stool immunoassay positive

A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 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

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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 42 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 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Motola
Gastroenterology 13 years experience
No: It's not entirely clear what you mean by 16 hpf. But there is no relationship that I know of between occult blood in stool and hyperglycemia. Occ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General Surgery 33 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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 23 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 48 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 25 years experience
Blood doesn't: have to be uniform in the stool.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Chevlen
Medical Oncology 47 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 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Difficult to say: Common symptoms of colon cancer are stomach pain, change in bowel habits, blood in stool, fatigue, weight loss etc. Discuss further investigations wit... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 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.

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