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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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!