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Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.

Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.

Stool testing: Is not a routine test. The reason for the test may help sort out the significance of the finding. Recommend you schedule an in person consult to address this. ...Read more

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Stool test said extra fat globules. IBS&overweight (dont think I have malabsorbtion?).21yrs. Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird

Stool test said extra fat globules. IBS&overweight (dont think I have malabsorbtion?).21yrs. Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird

Unclear question: It does not appear that you have a serious health issue. It would be beneficial to lose weight, easier said than done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Recently I have done my stool test and it shows everything nill except a few starch and vegitable cells positive in that. What does that mean actually?

Recently I have done my stool test and it shows everything nill except a few starch and vegitable cells positive in that. What does that mean actually?

Normal: The findings you mention are quite normal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more

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Hey can stool test come back a false negative? And if positive where can the blood come from

Hey can stool test come back a false negative? And if positive where can the blood come from

No test is perfect: No test is perfect, but GI bleeding can be intermittent. Bleeding from the GI tract can originate from mouth, esophagus, stomach, small bowel, colon, anus. Blood can also be ingested from sources like the nose, throat, lungs. Vaginal bleeding can contaminate stool. Symptoms often direct testing & empiric treatment. When a source of bleeding is elusive, bleeding scans may help localize the source. ...Read more

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If I'm a carrier of c diff & had a stool test done. Would toxins show up in test? I no most docs are carriers. Would they test positive if tested.

If I'm a carrier of c diff & had a stool test done. Would toxins show up in test? I no most docs are carriers. Would they test positive if tested.

Don't worry: Clostridium difficile is ubiquitous, many (maybe most) people have a few of these among the hundreds of different species in the gut, and trying to detect (let alone treat) these people serves no public good and generates only fear and superstition. Cdc guidelines http://www. Cdc. Gov/hai/pdfs/cdiff/cohen-idsa-shea-cdi-guidelines-2010.Pdf. ...Read more

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Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Can a stool test reveal what particular type of pseudamonas a child has if stool test shows positive for pseudamonas growth, but child is asymptomatic?

Yes: The lab can do some refined testing to determine the strain. Pseudomonas is an occasional finding in a normal kids stool. It is not particularly worrisome. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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Should you do a reapeat stool test if first was positive for pseudomonas growth but no symptoms? What does it mean if it's in a gut flora?

Should you do a reapeat stool test if first was positive for pseudomonas growth but no symptoms? What does it mean if it's in a gut flora?

Normal flora: Pseudomonas is a normal constituent of stool. If you do not have symptoms, there is no need to repeat the test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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How accurate are stool test for c diff? Came back positive but have 1-2 bm a day. Not watery diaherra. Loose soft sumtime pile like moist chunky mushy

C. difficile: The tests are very accurate, but not everybody who has c. Diff toxin in their stool has to be overtly symptomatic. This, however, should be looked at by a knowledgeable physician and a decision as whether treatment of you is warranted made. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had h pylori about 5 years ago. I was feeling sick again and my blood antibody tested positive but my stool test was negative. Do I have it?

I had h pylori about 5 years ago. I was feeling sick again and my blood antibody tested positive but my stool test was negative. Do I have it?

No: The blood test can be positive for years and can be affected by a number of meds. The stool test is much more accurate and less affected by medications. If the stool test was negative then you likely don't have the infection. ...Read more

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I know for sure I have fat in my stool from multiple stool test...also blood test...and parasites are VERY common in the US (references from CDC, MAYO?

I know for sure I have fat in my stool from multiple stool test...also blood test...and parasites are VERY common in the US (references from CDC, MAYO?

Unclear question: There is fat in stools of all people. Blood in stool is abnormal and needs to be investigated. Parasites are not common in the USA, as compared to that prevalent in poor tropical countries.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. Stool test was negative. Do I infect with h.pylori?

blood test IGG 17.95 positive and IGM 8.50 negative. Stool test was negative. Do I infect with h.pylori?

Past infection: These results suggest past infection with H. pylori. The blood test can remain positive for years after past infection even if you were treated. The stool test and urea breath test can better detect current infection. The gold standard for testing is a biopsy during endoscopy.
https://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/007501.htm ...Read more

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Dear sir Please help me. I did the stool test, blood test and biospy were negative h.pylori. But breath test was positive. What to do?

Dear sir Please help me. I did the stool test, blood test and biospy were negative h.pylori. But breath test was positive. What to do?

Strange: I assume the doctor ordered these tests to evaluate your "heartburn, " which is confusing to me. H. pylori is a bacterium that can cause chronic antral gastritis or peptic ulcer disease. I would have an extremely low pretest probability for either of these diseases in a 28 year-old. The breath test yields few false positives. The other tests are very sensitive, with very few false negatives. ...Read more

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I finished h.pylori antibiotic. 2 week after the treatment the breath test was positive and the stool test was negative. Do I still have h.pylori?

I finished h.pylori antibiotic. 2 week after the treatment the breath test was positive and the stool test was negative. Do I still have h.pylori?

Too soon to test: Testing to ensure you've cleared the infection should happen about 6 weeks after you finish the treatment. Breath test is more accurate than the stool test which is still quite accurate. Hope this helps and you feel better! ...Read more

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Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Chronic gastritis; chronic duodenitis, hyperemic gastric mucosa; positive helicob. Pylori stool test. Do I need treatment for helicobacter pylori?

Helicobacter pylori: Yes, you definitely need treatment. This organism can promote the development of gastric cancer as well as producing the inflammatory changes in your GI tract that you have noted and which must be producing severe symptoms. ...Read more

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How accurate is an o & p stool test?

How accurate is an o & p stool test?

Stool exam parasites: Stool samples for parasites are examined by a variety of techniques, but the sensitivity depends mostly on the level of infection (heavy vs. Light) and the particular parasite. Certain types are readily identified by most lab personnel-- the common ones. Less common organisms with light infestations may be difficult to find and identify. Best to use an experienced lab. ...Read more

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Will blood show up in stool test?

Will blood show up in stool test?

Usually: There are several different stool tests that can evaluate for occult blood. ...Read more

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Will a stool test figure out why my anus is hurting?

Will a stool test figure out why my anus is hurting?

See a doctor: A physical exam will be the best way to determine the source of the pain. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me, should a colonoscopy show everything a stool test would?

Can you please tell me, should a colonoscopy show everything a stool test would?

The two tests: Can be complimentary and there may be some overlap but each test has the potential to show something the other does not detect. It really depends on what you mean by "stool test", there are many kinds of stool tests. ...Read more

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Could I continue to take omerprazole when I have a stool test to confirm helecobacter has gone?

Could I continue to take omerprazole when I have a stool test to confirm helecobacter has gone?

Yes: If you have frequent heartburn or acid reflux not controlled by lifestyle changes, then taking omeprazole as needed when you have symptom is okay. ...Read more

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Black specs on TP, for the past 8 months stool looks normal 3 negative stool test. Please advise?

Black specs on TP, for the past 8 months stool looks normal 3 negative stool test. Please advise?

Diet?: I'm sure you are worried that this represents blood. Blood coming from the upper gastrointestinal tract is indeed black, but it would not look like black specks on the TP. Generally the entire stool is black and tarry and the stools would be positive for blood. This could be something in your diet. ...Read more