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A 28-year-old female asked:

Calprotectin in stool analysis is 112.5 whn normal is 50. what causes that, how to treat it &what food to eat to avoid that? is that colon infection?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
New test: This is simply used to screen people with symptoms related to the colon for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis / crohn's) or other illnesses. Some physicians will not send folks with normal values for further testing; you're probably going to get a workup but it does not mean you are definitely sick. Diet advice will come after a diagnosis, if any, gets made. Good luck.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
It suggests presence: Or propensity to develop inflammatory bowel disease/ibd - crohns dse and ulcerative colitis. Discuss with your GI dr in details or read more info online (pls check link below ) certain genetic or environmental factors can contribute to these conditions. No particular diet is advised so it's observation on the food that triggers them is the key.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017


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