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How Long Does Blood In Stool Associated With Milk Allergy Last
He has blood in his stool. Doctor think he has milk allergy. We tried many formula and does not like. Now he does not like to sleep what to do.
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Less than a week: Depends on how severe the intussusception was. Usually after successful radiographic reduction, blood in the stool should resolve within a week. If there is persistent lower GI bleeding, then need to consider other causes (eg polyps, meckel diverticulum, etc) that could account for both problems. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I heard blood test is often inaccurate to find allergy. My blood test shows milk allergy but how can I know if it is correct or not?
History is more..: Important, if you're not allergic to milk when you drink it, it means you aren't, allergy blood tests are good negative tests, i.e can rule out , not prove that you are allergic to a certain element, especially foods, and history is more reliable ...Read more
Probably skin.: If someone is allergic to some allergen, like milk, a skin test can be done to see if there is reaction to it. Swelling and redness of the site can tell how severe it is. Clinical labs may be able to test reactions serologically, so blood might be taken also for this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More info/mgt: Milk allergy and lactose intolerance are two different conditions. For milk allergy testing a specific IgE blood test may be ordered If you have GI upset with milk based products including milk chocolate, try avoiding these foods, using a milk substitute such as almond milk and taking lactaid. At your age, lactose intolerance is more likely. ...Read more
My blood test said I have a milk allergy (moderate), but i still drink milk. Could the blood tests have been wrong? Could it weaken my immune system?
Irrelevant test : Unfortunately, food allergy testing by skin test or blood test is not very predictive. A negative skin test is very good about saying a person is not allergic, but positive blood and skin tests are very common and are clinically relevant less than 50% of the time. The real milk test is what happens when you drink it----nothing. This is a problem with the test and not your immune system. ...Read more
My 3 month son has silent reflux doctor thinks he has milk allergy will a stool sample confirm this also why does s/r cause my bby to cough & wheeze?
No / reactive airway: A stool sample is unlikely to provide any significant information on reflux or wheezing. Reflux is a universal event, a burp is a dry reflux from the stomach while the wet ones cause most of the problems. Your windpipe has a flap designed to close & let you swallow fluids/food. When you reflux, it can get a little fluid past the flap & trigger cough, wheezing & occasionally a pneumonia. ...Read more
Digestive bleeding is also known as Gastrointestinal bleeding. Digestive bleeding is a clinical finding in which a person has bleeding in his digestive system. The digestive system starts from the mouth, goes to the throat, esophagus, stomach, and intestines, and ends at the anus. Bleeding in this system can cause red or ...Read more
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