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What does occult blood 3 mean?

What does occult blood 3 mean?

It usually: Means that on three separate stool specimens, non visible blood was detected. This needs to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist or colon and rectal surgeon. Do not wait until you see blood. Early detection of the source can save much anxiety, worry and possibly your life. Take it seriously. ...Read more

Occult Blood (Definition)

Blood that is not visible to the eye, but that can ...Read more


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Occult blood 3+, protein 2+, rbc 20-40, wbc packed, leukocyte esterase 3+, bacteria few, squamous epithelial cells 6-10. All else Norm. What does this mean.

Occult blood 3+, protein 2+, rbc 20-40, wbc packed, leukocyte esterase 3+, bacteria few, squamous epithelial cells 6-10. All else Norm. What does this mean.

Probable UTI: "All else normal"?? What's left? That's most of the urinalysis. It strongly suggests you have a urinary tract infection. It could be an STD, if at risk, but less likely. Certain non-infectious kidney diseases could cause these things. But UTI is by far the best bet. Discuss with the doctor who ordered the test; probably you need an antibiotic prescription. ...Read more

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Urine WBC Esterase 2+ Protein Trace Occult Blood 3+ WBC>30 RBC11-30 Epithelial Cells non renal>10 mucus pres Bacteria few. Have MGUS, Lymphs always high?

Urine WBC Esterase 2+ Protein Trace Occult Blood 3+ WBC>30 RBC11-30 Epithelial Cells non renal>10 mucus pres Bacteria few. Have MGUS, Lymphs always high?

R/O UTI: If you have symptoms I would recommend empiric treatment with macrobid pending urine culture and sensitivity. Given underlying MGUS and weakened immune system. Follow up with your doctor for exam and lab testing. Also renal ultrasound/urology consult with cystoscopy may be needed. Increase fluids especially cranberry juice and coconut water ...Read more

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21 female, had an occult blood test 3 times and IBD tests which all came back negative, I have BM changes for 10 months doc said im fine. Concerned?

21 female, had an occult blood test 3 times and IBD tests which all came back negative, I have BM changes for 10 months doc said im fine. Concerned?

Abn bowels x 10 m: Have they checked for ova, parasites? bacteria like camphylobacter? Yeast overgrowth? celiac disease or gluten sensitivity? Sometimes one is sensitive to soy or other foods, can for that. Also check gallbladder for stones/ dyskinesia with sono and if needed HIDA scan. May also be bacterial overgrowth. Try a multispecies probiotic like Nexabiotic on Amazon f/u w/ GI doc, nutritionist ...Read more

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Had stool test. Occult blood negative Wbc1-3 hpf Rbc 0-1 hpf calprotectin stool test negative CEA 0.43. Below 3.8 is normal What does that mean

Had stool test. Occult blood negative Wbc1-3 hpf Rbc 0-1 hpf calprotectin stool test negative CEA 0.43. Below 3.8 is normal What does that mean

Sounds good.: Although it is impossible to definitively analyze lab results without knowing the patient and the results of all the rest of the lab tests, the portion that you have summarized here sound normal. You should get the opinion of the doctor who did the tests for a more definitive analysis, particularly if you're still having problems. Good luck. ...Read more

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Fecal occult blood test positive 3 times out of 3, normal colonocospy. Chronic diarrhea. What now?

Fecal occult blood test positive 3 times out of 3, normal colonocospy. Chronic diarrhea. What now?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is not normal and needs to needs to be explained. A normal colonoscopy does not rule out bleeding from the upper gastrointestinal tract. An upper endoscopy and /or upper GI series (xray procedure) would be needed to look for bleeding higher than the reach of a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

What does WBC Esterase 3+, Occult Blood-Trace, Appearance-Cloudy, Epithelial Cells (non-renal) >10, WBC 11-30, on a routine urinalysis mean?

Infection: Infection or UTI tops the list of differentials with those numbers. So first and foremost treat the infection. Make sure you send urine for culture prior to putting yourself in any antibiotics. After ten day vourse of antibiotics, repeat the urine test., ...Read more

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28 year old female with microscopic hematuria. Rbc 4-10/hpf, ketones trace, 3+ occult blood, >=1.030 specific gravity. What does this mean is itserious?

28 year old female with microscopic hematuria. Rbc 4-10/hpf, ketones trace, 3+ occult blood, >=1.030 specific gravity. What does this mean is itserious?

Dehydrated: The presence of ketones indicates that you were slightly dehydrated when you took the sample. The blood sounds more serious than it actually is, as many people have microscopic hematuria as you describe. If you are having other symptoms, see your physician. ...Read more

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What does occult blood mean?

What does occult blood mean?

Blood not seen: It means bleeding that cannot be visualized. For example, we can check stool for blood, even though it doesn't appear red/bloody. ...Read more

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What does occult blood 2+ mean?

It indicates: The finding of blood in your stool which may or may not indicate a GI problem. A thorough history and look at other exams and a GI workup is indicated. This may be a false positive result but best to get a proper evaluation rather than ignore a possible early warning sign of a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What meen occult blood- trace abnormal?

What meen occult blood- trace abnormal?

Blood in stool: Its a test that check for blood that we may not see orherwise, small amounts. It usually done after tectal exam, a bit goes on a card, that lights up different color if positive. So, if that's what was done, you may have blood on stool- so you need further work up to determine if anything more serious going on. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: occult blood?

Occult blood.: Blood that is not visible to the eye, but that can be detected through testing. ...Read more

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Every time I have a urinanalysis done, I get either trace or 1+ for occult blood. Latest was "trace-lysed", rbc 1-3. Why?

Every time I have a urinanalysis done, I get either trace or 1+ for occult blood. Latest was "trace-lysed", rbc 1-3. Why?

Thin GBM: About 1% of healthy folks always have this as a result of a gene that thins the glomerular basement membrane. There's probably other banal causes as well. If you've been checked out for cancer and stones and feel well, you can stop worrying. ...Read more

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I have occult blood in my stools?

I have occult blood in my stools?

Be evaluated: Best to be evaluated as depending on your clinical picture, age, symptoms and family history further evaluation necessary including possible colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Urinalysis results show 1 occult blood?

Terminology: The term occult blood is usually used for blood in stool. Blood in urine may be a red cells or hemoglobin. All lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/blood-in-urine/ds01013. ...Read more

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Faecal occult blood test positive danger?

Maybe: The fecal occult blood test can be quite sensitive and may show blood in the stool from minor gastritis or esophagitis that is not significant. But, it could also be due to a large polyp or tumor so colonoscopy is always indicated when the fecal occult blood test is positive. Your primary doctor should be arranging this in the near future. ...Read more

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What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

What 1+ occult blood negative in urine means?

UA: It means you have +1 blood in your urine and the Normal value should be "Negative" so have the hematuria evaluated and worked up by the Doc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the principle behind the occult blood test?

What is the principle behind the occult blood test?

FIT or hemoccult?: If you're using the old hemoccult slide, you'll notice its two-sided. Place your specimen on one side, close the lid. Doctor or lab, when developing your specimen, turns the card over, opens the back & applies the developer solution which soaks thru to your specimen. A color change indicates your specimen contains invisible blood. Principle & mechanics differ with FIT (fecal immunochemical test). ...Read more

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5.0 urine pH and trace occult blood. Is this normal?

Depends: 5.0 urine ph probably not an issue. Trace occult blood should be investigated and explained. ...Read more

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Is it true that occult blood is more comon with cancer?

Is it true that occult blood is more comon with cancer?

There are many: Causes of occult blood, cancer is one of them. Some cancers do not bleed. Most guaiac + samples are not caused by cancer. ...Read more

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My occult blood immunochemical test came back positive a41611 less than 50 ng/ml. What does this mean?

Occult blood pos: This means that there was a small amount of blood hidden in the stool sample. You need to consult with your doctor to see if this is significant and whether you need more testing. ...Read more

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Which is more common with cancer, occult blood or blood that you can see. Does this change as disease progresses?

Which is more common with cancer, occult blood or blood that you can see. Does this change as disease progresses?

Occult: Bleeding from a tumor in the colon or rectum is usually like a dripping faucet; therefore, it often remains hidden to the naked eye. Another critical factor is the location of the tumor in the intestinal tract: the closer the tumor is to the anus, the more likely to actually see blood in the stool. Regardless, occult blood is readily identified with a simple test available otc or at your dr's ofc. ...Read more

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My 10 year old's urine shows +1 occult blood. Is this concerning and what could it be? He's had 2 done and shows same results.

My 10 year old's urine shows +1 occult blood. Is this concerning and what could it be? He's had 2 done and shows same results.

Needs follow-up: Microscopic hematuria unassociated with proteinuria needs further follow-up. Persistent microscopic hematuria over 18 months warrants kidney biopsy. ...Read more

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I've had 4 ua's that show +1 microscopic occult blood. I'm really scared. Other testing shows normal results. My ph is 5. What could this be?

I've had 4 ua's that show +1 microscopic occult blood. I'm really scared. Other testing shows normal results. My ph is 5. What could this be?

Within normalcy...: All your findings in UA could be considered as normal. To further delve into the significance of microheamturia, peruse article in http://formefirst. Com/hematuria. Html. Nowadays, many people fall victims to readily availability of information because personal inability to discern and digest what they read. If still in doubt and worry, I can help at www. HealthTap. Com/dr-Lin with RQPWJC to login. ...Read more