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My lab result for blood in stool says 1+ red blood cells. what does that mean?

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Dr. Jalal Zuberi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

1 + Positive: 1 + (plus) denotes a smaller degree of red blood cells in your stools, where blood may not be visible. Such a classification is somewhat arbitrary, with 4+ meaning a good amount of blood that would be visible to the naked eye. Your doctor can advise you re multiple causes for blood to apprear in stools, including straining due to constipation and minor tear in anal areas or hemorroids.

Answered 10/29/2016

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+ test: But mildly positive. Screens usually check 3 specimens. If you are anemic, may have blood loss into GI tract. ASA use can do this. May be indication for screening scope, especially if persistently + test.

Answered 11/28/2017

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