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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine 16 years experience
Blood not seen: It means bleeding that cannot be visualized. For example, we can check stool for blood, even though it doesn't appear red/bloody.

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A 40-year-old member asked:
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
It indicates: The finding of blood in your stool which may or may not indicate a GI problem. A thorough history and look at other exams and a GI workup is indicated... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
Blood in stool: its a test that check for blood that we may not see orherwise, small amounts. It usually done after tectal exam, a bit goes on a card, that lights up... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Boyd
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
Invisible blood: Occult blood refers to blood that you cannot see wih the naked eye, but is detected by chemical tests which can detect even minute traces of blood, or... Read More
A 74-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
Urology 36 years experience
Hematuria: The routine evaluation for hematuria shoul include some type of upper tract imaging (preferably ct scan) and cystoscopy.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Be evaluated: Best to be evaluated as depending on your clinical picture, age, symptoms and family history further evaluation necessary including possible colonosco... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Terminology: The term occult blood is usually used for blood in stool. Blood in urine may be a red cells or hemoglobin. All lab results need to be interpreted in t... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
Colon and Rectal Surgery 41 years experience
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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