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Can My Regular Doctor Do The Fecal Fat Test In His Clinic
Maybe...: Fecal fat testing can be performed qualitatively (to see if fat droplets are present) or quantitatively (to measure how much fat is lost in stool). The former is a simple slide test using a sudan stain on a random stool sample, whereas the latter needs a timed collection of stool for measurement. Both studies are somewhat specific, & outside the usual in-office tests primary care docs might run. ...Read more
Stool is brown, formed and soft. Occ. Floats then sinks. Seems to have clear haze top of water. Had fecal fat test but not 72hr one. Fat malabsorption?
What is a high aliphatic carboxylate test result in fecal fat test indicative of? Reference value <25, mine 39.
Not much, but...: ...here's a link for your consideration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxylic_acid. Better yet, let's please start our discussion with what symptoms or signs you may be experiencing that prompted the testing in question. In other words, an isolated test result out of context has little value but we are happy to help if we understand your primary concerns. ...Read more
Would floating stool caused by fat sink after a few minutes? Worried its fat not gas. Had stool tests including fecal fat test but not 72hr one normal
Floater or Sinker: The sinkability of stool depends on the amount of air/gas, not the amount of fat, although vary fatty stools will tend to float. Are you having any symptoms? What was the reason you had test to begin with? Of course, celiac disease needs to be ruled out, but dietary changes which affect the population of gas forming bacteria in the gut can also be in play. Your md will sort it out. ...Read more
For days I've noticed my stool has been coming out in bits that float and are unusually smelly. Did a fecal fat test but it came back normal?
Gas: Despite the stuff in books, floaters are almost always that way because of gas bubble content. This in turn has more to do with the chaos of gut flora, talking, gum chewing, and many other imponderables. If you trouble yourself over this stuff, you will just start making yourself feel sick. Go out and exercise hard and regular and ignore your stool unless it is obviously very abnormal ...Read more
Doing a 72hr fecal fat test. If positive, what test would be next. Already had in last 2yrs. Normal colonoscopy, u.S., CT scan and other stool tests?
Are normal cbc, billuprin, amylase and lipase levels, CT scan and qualitative fecal fat test a good indication against pancreatic cancer?
Is a negative result on two separate qualitative fecal fat tests (one month apart) enough to rule out steatorrhea?
Too a large degree!: Most people diagnose themselves by seeing oil and fat in the toilet. The tests are fairly accurate, so I do not see it as a problem. It does not typically come and go, although severity might! ...Read more
My fecal breath has turned my life to hell. i was seen at GI clinic had upper endoscopy my doctor told me fecal breath isn't from stomach. ?
Bad breath is common: Bad breath, or halitosis, is a common complaint. There are many possible causes. An upper endoscopy, like you had, is probably one of the best ways to evaluate. The most common causes are esophageal reflux and gingivitis but a rare condition called Zenker's diverticulum is also a possibility. Since the endoscopy was negative you might try an oral rinse containing hydrogen peroxide. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Depends: Many doctors have the training necessary to do this, but a lot of physicians don't have the equipment because there isn't enough need for it in their practice. I work with a lot of pediatricians, who send kids off for audiology tests often. However, they don't get enough need in their office to justify the expense of purchasing and maintaining the equipment. Best to call your doctor and ask. ...Read more
No: Thyroid tests are blood draw. It takes time to come back. Your primary care doc might have a person drawing blood in the office but the blood have to be sent to a lab to get the result. There are some docs with their own labs but that's not the norm. ...Read more
How many minutes/hours does endoscopy test take? Can my regular doctor can diagnose me? Will it be in clinics? Ill be going in the clinic for check up
Floating, smelly, greasy stools for months. Normal fecal fat, pancreatic elastase, and mg, but higher volume on stool test. What could cause this?
Malabsorbtion: it could be an other type of malabsorbtion not just "steatorrea see a gastro for further work up. ...Read more
I'm currently doing a 72 hr stool collection to test for fecal fat. Why is my stool steaming in the container?
Room: Temperature cooler than inner body temperature and its contents. Notice when there is fog coming out of a lake when is chilly in the morning? ...Read more
Worried about occ.Floating stool urq disc. Had CT scan, u.S. Hida scan and stool tests (did test fecal fat but not 72hr one). All tests normal. Worry?
Anxiety: You likely suffer from an anxiety disorder in which you worry a lot about your health. The problem with that is that it leads to a lot of tests that are not necessary. The consistency of stools depends on the foods you eat. If you eat foods with a lot of cellulose, like vegetables, it floats (which means your stools are actually healthy). Seek counseling because too many tests can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had a stool test done becaue I had a upset stomach for awhile. My doctor put me on a pill for acid and i seemed to be feeling better. Tonight I got home from work and had a message that the fat in my stool was high. I'm worried sick..should I be?
Is fibromyalgia something that a regular doctor can treat, or will I need to go to a pain clinic?
Yes: Blood typing is typically done by a blood bank. Your doctor's office may be able to draw the blood and have it sent for typing. ...Read more
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Can vs. should: Any md can purchase a laser and use it in a clinic...However, good results with lasers and chemical peels depend on appropriate training and experience. I would check the credentials of any doctor before you consider laser treatments or any cosmetic procedures. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I'm 9 days late all in all took 4 preg tests even one at clinic- negative. My doctor gave me Junel Fe 1/20. What should I do? I'm confused?
I'm taking Coumadin (warfarin) and I went to a walk in clinic that wasn't my regular doctor he prescribed me apo amoxi-clav.could something happen mixing these?
Can increase INR: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (amoxicillin/calvalunate ) can interact with Coumadin (warfarin) to increase the INR. This can increase risk of bleeding. You should call the office of the prescribing doctor and request an antibiotic change. Always keep your medication list with you and show it to provider. This helps to prevent possible interactions. ...Read more
How long can a urine sample for chlamdyia test be stored at doctor clinic till it can be affect causing false negative?
Urine Chlamydia test: With some tests, up to 14 days at room temp. http://www.chlamydiascreening.nhs.uk/ps/resources/guidelines/UrineStability.pdf ...Read more
I went to the doctors and have been referred to a breast clinic, what will happen at my appointment in terms of tests and exams?
17 yr old healthy female, family doctor claimed positive test, free clinic said negative. Only 3wks along. What are the chances of false positive?
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