A 43-year-old member asked:
can slow carb diet cause blood in stool?
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Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes frm dietary heme: You can have false positive reading that is caused from dietary heme ( from red meat)- thus you should avoid red meat , poultry, fish, some raw vegetables (turnips, horseradish, etc.), and vitamin, aspirin, nsaids - 3 to 5 days prior to checking the fecal occult blood test. In addition, repeating the test- 2 slides each time from 3 separate bm-is recommended to increase sensitivity and accuracy.
Answered on Jun 25, 2018
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