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Occult blood in stool at 45 year old checkup; what to look for?

Occult blood in stool at 45 year old checkup; what to look for?

Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The sensitivity will be much higher if that is done in 3 separate occasion. Your md likely did it for a good reason- eg- you have significant family history of colon cancers; or there are suspicious sign/symptoms that have to be evaluated further etc. ...Read more

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Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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I am 57 yrs m, diabetic for 20yrs, suffering wt.Loss, thyroid ths up, occult blood in stool let me know the cause of wt.Loss/occult blood.

I am 57 yrs m, diabetic for 20yrs, suffering wt.Loss, thyroid ths up, occult blood in stool let me know the cause of wt.Loss/occult blood.

It's my job to worry: Because I have to think, "what's the worst thing this could be?" i feel it's important to encourage you to see a gastroenterologist to find out where the blood in the stool is coming from. Bleeding from the bowel and weight loss can go along with cancer, so don't put this off. It sounds like your thyroid needs attention. If your TSH is high, your thyroid isn't putting out enough thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Occult blood in stool. Should i be worried?47 f

Occult blood in stool. Should i be worried?47 f

Yes: Blood in the stool is never normal. Causes can range to the common hemorrhoid to the more serious colon cancer. Get an eval with a GI doctor and colonoscopy and egd are the gold standard for assessing the intestinal tract. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Occult blood in stool at 45 year old checkup; what to look for?

Occult blood test: Fecal occult blood test is done to see if you have evidence of bleeding in the GI tract. The sensitivity will be very low if it is done only once. The sensitivity will be much higher if that is done in 3 separate occasion. Your md likely did it for a good reason- eg- you have significant family history of colon cancers; or there are suspicious sign/symptoms that have to be evaluated further etc. ...Read more

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Can 16 hpf occult blood in stool can be caused by 300 sugar level fasting?


Can 16 hpf occult blood in stool can be caused by 300 sugar level fasting?

No: It's not entirely clear what you mean by 16 hpf. But there is no relationship that I know of between occult blood in stool and hyperglycemia. Occult blood in stool is a sign of gastrointestinalI blood loss or a nose bleed with ingestion of blood. A fasting blood sugar of 300 (units unknown) sounds high in standard mg/dl at could be a sign of overt diabetes. Consult your doctor regarding this Soon ...Read more

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I am 57 yrs m, diabetic for 20yrs, suffering wt.Loss, thyroid ths up, occult blood in stool let me know the cause of wt.Loss/occult blood.

It's my job to worry: Because I have to think, "what's the worst thing this could be?" i feel it's important to encourage you to see a gastroenterologist to find out where the blood in the stool is coming from. Bleeding from the bowel and weight loss can go along with cancer, so don't put this off. It sounds like your thyroid needs attention. If your TSH is high, your thyroid isn't putting out enough thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid. At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Visited doc and found occult blood in stool but also hemorrhoid.  At 32 years, what could be the cause?

Many things: The occult blood without visible blood could be the hemorrhoid or colon polyp/tumor or gastritis or a peptic ulcer/gastic ulcer or tumor. Let an expert GI or colorectal surgeon decide what the best route is for evaluation and treatment. Do not ignore! ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more


Occult Blood (Definition)

Occult blood refers to blood that you cannot see wih the naked eye, but is detected by chemical tests which can detect even minute traces of blood, ...Read more