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How To Differentiate Blood And Food In Stool
Intestine IQ?: Intestines have enzymes that help transport/absorb the nutrients. If one lacks specific enzymes that particular nutrient is not absorbed properly. ...Read more
Microscope: You can always check to see if they move by themselves, but the best way would be to have a professional lab evaluate to see. They can not only determine if it is a parasite/worm, but what type it is. This is important to know what treatment would be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor has requested for a stool sample. Is it ok for stools to contain blood and undigested food particles? Can that affect the stool testing?
Not normal: It is not normal for the stool to contain blood. If it does, that may be part of the testing that was ordered to determine if there is blood in the stool. Do all the tests the doctor ordered and review the results with the doctor. ...Read more
Several ways.: Blood in the urine can be visible, imparting pink to dark red color to the urine. Very small amounts may be invisible and testing need to be performed. In the clinic, hematuria can be detected by urine dipstick, which would reveal small, moderate, or large blood. A lab test called a microscopic urinalysis would show more than 3 red cells per high power field. ...Read more
I need to know how accurate is the schebo stool test in detecting colon cancer. Also can lack of fibre diet cause thin stools?
A few things to...: Keeping ideal body weight, eat healthy/no added salt, aerobic exercise regularly 4-5x/wk, reduce daily stresses, sleep well, and don't smoke etc..These are so called modifiable risk factor-you can't change genetic. Look up the dash-diet regimen (google it). Treat medical condition (chol, diabetes etc) well. If these fail to adequately lower your BP to less than 140/90, consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation + pain: Medically define "constipation" in part as stool infrequency (less than one bowel movement every 3-4 days). Symptoms as described may result from: metabolic problems (diabetes, hormone imbalance), ibs, pseudo-obstruction/recurrent ileus, partial obstruction (extrinsic or instrinsic), non-gi issues. Bleeding, weight loss, tenderness, acute but persistent changes in bowels signals greatest concern. ...Read more
Can eating the vegetable beets cause your stool to look like it has blood in it ? Like turn the water in the toilet red ? Thanks
What is name of the illness where person needs to have blood transfusion? And they only eat little food and look slim and can't gain weight?
?Puzzle? Medi-check: Your Puzzle can not be guessed by any doctor. Doctors give blood transfusion when a person is Anemic(low blood amount). This can be caused by blood loss, increased blood destruction inside the body or lack of blood formation in the bone marrow. The list of causes is very long. So I would recommend a medical examination following a detailed history and blood tests to find the condition of the blood ...Read more
By microscopy: If you bring a sample of the stool to your physician, he can send it off to the local microscopy lab where a trained technician can look for evidence of fat, or parasites, under the microscope. (usually they look for evidence of worms like the eggs, not the worms themselves). ...Read more
Water/salt balance: Salt and water balance is maintained by hormonal, tight regulation. The adrenal glands, other circulatory receptors, kidneys, lungs, heart and blood communicate together using hormones to establish this network. Imbalances signal the body to do different things, like retaining or excreting salt and/or water through the kidneys, increase/decrease heart rate/blood pressure and thirst mechanism. ...Read more
Need more info: Urinary bleeding. (hematuria) can be due to many things like an infection, cancer, or neoplasms in the kidneys. Please see your family physician to give you a referral to a urologist. "stomach" pain could be due to a kidney problem and the urologist will help diagnose the problem. ...Read more
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