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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shabbir Hossain
16 years experience Internal Medicine
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
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
17 years experience General Surgery
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
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Krick
36 years experience Urology
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
17 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
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
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johnny Green
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
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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