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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Foster Carr
33 years experience General Practice
View control results: Most occult stool blood tests have a control spot on the paper that turns color (usually blue) . If the control turns color but the stool sample und ... Read More
Dr. Emily Szewczyk
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ask your physician: After you collect the sample, you must send it back to your physician. There is a solution that is placed on the back of the card to make the color c ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
FOBT--how it works: If you're using the old hemoccult slide, you'll notice its two-sided. You place your specimen on one side, and close the lid. The doctor or lab, when ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Iron def. anemia: Blood loss from the digestive tract is a common reason for iron deficiency anemia. Since blood loss from the digestive tract can be an intermittent re ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Absorption: Sounds like your GI tract is not absorbing iron and that is why your doctor wants further testing. Low iron can be a result of blood loss, which you ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gutman
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Well...: I do not have all details.... In a menstruating woman anemia and iron deficiency is not uncommon... Yet, you had a hysterectomy and the most common ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Blood test: White stools can be caused by many things but if persistent and especially if associated with dark urine and yellowing of the eyes than one would be c ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donna Childress
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Check liver tests: You should see a physician for a general exam and blood work to specifically evaluate your liver function tests. These will measure your bilirubin lev ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Stool exam parasites: Stool samples for parasites are examined by a variety of techniques, but the sensitivity depends mostly on the level of infection (heavy vs. light) an ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
STOOL CULTURE: We send for stool culture when a patient has bloody stools associated with fever to find out what kind of infection there is like dysentery, typhoid ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
39 years experience Pathology
Vague: First provide as complete a story and data to your doctor. It may be trivial, or possibly significant. Please re-ask your question with more informati ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Stool test: The gold standard of a celiac diagnosis is an esophageal biopsy. Stool tests are not very reliable.

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