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What to do if I have high calprotectin in my stool. I continue to cramp in the fetal position for hours. What can I do?

What to do if I have high calprotectin in my stool. I continue to cramp in the fetal position for hours. What can I do?

See a Doctor: Fecal Calprotectin is an indication of inflammation in your intestines. Please see a Gastrointestinal specialist. They will give you some medications for long term control. It is best to treat it by following your doctors instructions. Please see a nutritionist as well who will guide you with diet instructions. Till you see a doctor, please apply some ice packs for 20 minutes several times a day. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
once
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Do your stool tell about your overall health?

Do your stool tell about your overall health?

Yes!: Looking at the stool tells us incredible info regarding the good bacteria and pathogenic bacteria in your stool. Remember 70% of your immune system is in your GI tract! taking antibiotics alters the bacteria in your stool. Lack of the good bacteria in your stool can lead to lack of absorption of important nutrients. ...Read more

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What information do I have to bring along to do the stool ova and parasite exam?

What information do I have to bring along to do the stool ova and parasite exam?

Just stool: If you have a good stool sample and it's in the proper container, the lab should be able to run an o&p test without any further information. ...Read more

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How to improve posture at work station? Stand, stool, ?

How to improve posture at work station? Stand, stool, ?

Ergonomics, mindful: Comfortable, supportive chair; good lighting; work station set at a good height, computer screen at a good height, angle, distance. Mindfulness of position and posture. Frequent enough breaks to change position, stretch, look at distance to rest eyes. Can google re: setting up a comfortable work space. ...Read more

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How does the colon works to move the stool ?

How does the colon works to move the stool ?

Motility: The colon is the last part of the tube we call the GI tract. The colon's primary job is absorption of water and storage of solid waste until defecation. There are circular & longitudinal muscles that contract sequentially to both mix food so it contacts the colon lining effectively (& thus promotes absorption) as well as propels food forward toward the rectum. Various stimuli control the process. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take exlax if im already having really soft stools-but it never seems like its all coming out?

Is it safe to take exlax if im already having really soft stools-but it never seems like its all coming out?

Not sure.: You're describing a "sensation of incomplete evacuation". but we don't know if you're truly retaining stool or if it just feels like it. Ex-lax can cause diarrhea and cramps especially in IBS sufferers. Adding natural fiber to you diet might normalize your stools and is a healthier option than ExLax. Also, unless you have an intestinal obstruction, everything's coming out okay in the end. ...Read more