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What is fecal globin?

What is fecal globin?

Blood in the stool: You are probably referring to a fecal (stool) hemoglobin test, which checks for microscopic blood in the stool, blood that you cannot see with your eyes. It is a colon cancer screening test, but it's not highly sensitive or specific. Get a colonoscopy when you're 50, or earlier if you have risk factors such as family history of colon cancer or personal history of polyps. ...Read more

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Ferritin, rbc, haematocrit, globin all normal but low serum iron, gp gave me ferrous fumarate, but im not anaemic?

Ferritin, rbc, haematocrit, globin all normal but low serum iron, gp gave me ferrous fumarate, but im not anaemic?

More info needed!: Low iron level by itself does not always indicate iron deficiency. To interpret the results, we interpret it in conjunction with ferritin, TIBC and iron saturation. Low iron level can some times be seen if you have an inflammatory / infectious condition at the time of blood draw. It is very unusual to have iron deficiency in a young man as it is usually seen in young females due to menstruation. ...Read more

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Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

See details: Removal of the spleen is not a guarantee that the itp will resolve. There is the usual small surgical risk and you will need Pneumovax vaccinations to protect you as the risk of pneumococcal infection is increased after splenectomy. ...Read more

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Where give the rabies immune globin shots? Health dep said it would be where exposed (finger) but hosp gave it in my arm/legs. Do I need more in finger

Where give the rabies immune globin shots? Health dep said it would be where exposed (finger) but hosp gave it in my arm/legs. Do I need more in finger

No room: The location of the wound and available muscle mass in which to give it determines where this might be given. If you were bitten on the ass, they would infiltrate the wound. The finger has no space to inject it safely and if they did, it would likely cut off the circulation and you could lose the finger. ...Read more

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Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Can you explain fecal bacteriotherapy?

Stool transfer: Quite simply, stool from a healthy individual is transferred by enema into the colon of a sick patient. In so doing, the bacterial population from the healthy subject is transplanted into the gut of a patient whose bacterial flora is impaired (as in refractory c.Difficile infection). This experimental technique has recently been picked up by the lay literature & popularized. Don't try it at home! ...Read more

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What's fecal impaction?

What's fecal impaction?

Can't defecate: Stool becomes hard and dry; it's difficult for the colon to move it along, and difficult (and painful) for the hard stool to pass through the anal canal. Lack of water in diet can contribute; chronic use of opiate pain medscan too. Rarely people can have motility disorders of the intestines that contribute to fecal impaction. In extreme cases hard stool can wear through the intestinal wall. ...Read more

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What a fecal impaction?

What a fecal impaction?

Fecal impaction is a: Result of severe constipation, when a large mass of stool lodges in the outermost part of the large intestine, the rectum. It can be painful;some people then have liquid stool leaking around it, giving the appearance of diarrhea, but it is not. The cause of the constipation needs to be treated and the mass of stool needs to be removed, so enemas and stool softeners and laxative may be used. ...Read more

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What is fecal impaction?

What is fecal impaction?

Stoppage of stool: Fecal impaction occurs when fecal matter gets "stuck" inside the colon and cannot be moved by the colon's natural peristalsis. This constitutes a matter of medical urgency, because impaction raises the risk of perforating the colon due to the increased pressure, to mention nothing of the fact that it can be incredibly painful. ...Read more

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What causes fecal impaction?

What causes fecal impaction?

Most commonly: Due to dehydration or excessive caffeine intake/alcohol intake, medication that cause constipation. Of course must always consider physical problems causing blocckage such as adhesion, stricture, tumor or inflammation. Best to see your doctor and get a thorough exam. ...Read more

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What causes fecal stones and how can I prevent them?

Prevention: Are you talking about small, round, hard fecal balls (that look like rabbit poop)? If so, this may be a sign of constipation. Drink at least 8 - 8 ounce glasses of water per day, try to get in at least 5 servings of vegetables and 4 of fruit per day, stay physically active, try whole foods for the fiber. Staying regular can help to normalize stool. Take care. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fecal body odor?

How to get rid of fecal body odor?

Hygiene: If proper hygiene is unsuccessful, contact your physician. Do others smell the odor, or just you? If it's just you, the problem may be ENT or psychological. ...Read more

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Do they still test for fecal blood?

Do they still test for fecal blood?

Yes: It is a screening test for bleeding in the GI tract and for colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can you get aids from spilled fecal mattet?

Can you get aids from spilled fecal mattet?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about acquiring HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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Can you get aids from spilled fecal mattet?

Can you get aids from spilled fecal mattet?

...: Hiv is transmitted via blood, semen, vaginal fluid, breast milk and any other body fluid containing blood. Unprotected sex is a risk factor. Anal sex is riskier than vaginal sex which is riskier than oral sex. Sharing needles and "works" can transmit hiv. If concerned about acquiring HIV talk to md about getting tested. Hiv is a treatable medical condition that people can live with for many years. ...Read more

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What is a good gentle cure for fecal impaction?

What is a good gentle cure for fecal impaction?

Digital stimulation: Just placing a finger in rectum (digital stim.) may cause evacuation of impacted stool. Another 'gentle' treatment is placing a glycerin supposity in the rectum (which essentially does the same thing). Finally an enema may help. ...Read more

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Fecal breath solution? Even when not constipated

Fecal breath solution? Even when not constipated

Brush teeth???: Not really sure what you are asking, but if you are saying your breath smells, try better oral hygiene or ask your dentist for help. ...Read more

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When does fecal vomiting occur? How is it treated?

When does fecal vomiting occur? How is it treated?

Not good since...: ...it is a common symptom of gastrojejunocolic fistula and bowel obstruction, that likely warrants urgent surgery. ...Read more

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What happens if you get fecal matter in your vagina?

What happens if you get fecal matter in your vagina?

Wash: It out with soap and water. It may cause UTI or irritation if not cleaned ...Read more