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Faecal occult blood test positive danger?

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

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


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Occult blood in urine means?

Occult blood in urine means?

Heamturia: It could be a UTI even with no symptoms. It could be a kidney stone, vascular malformation,or a tumor. There could be an issue with the bladder or kidney. You should see your doctor and have the urine tested and have the condition checked out. ...Read more

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Why is fecal occult blood test important?

Why is fecal occult blood test important?

Cancer: Blood in stool represents bleeding somewhere in the gastrointestinal tract. It needs be investigated by a GI specialist, especially to exclude colon cancer. ...Read more

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.How reliable is stool occult blood?

.How reliable is stool occult blood?

Not at ALL: It is not reliable at all. If it is positive, that tells us something needs to be checked. If it is negative, doesn't mean anything. It has a very high false negative rate - meaning, even if something is there, it doesn't detect it. ...Read more

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Fecal occult blood test and other signs of GI bleeding reliable?

Fecal occult blood test and other signs of GI bleeding reliable?

Not specific: Fecal occult blood tests detects peroxide activity in the fecal matter. Peroxidase activity is associated with hemoglobin, but not specific to it. Horse radish, among other things, has peroxidase activity, as does blood in meats. Fobt may be positive for any bleed from gums to hemorrhoids but is not specific for any diagnosis. It is a screening test, which if positive, needs more tests. ...Read more

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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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How are fecal occult blood tests performed?

How are fecal occult blood tests performed?

In the lab: Great question. A great way to screen for intestinal cancer as cancers cause small amounts of bleeding, which is then passed in the feces. A less sensitive chemical method and more accurate immuno method can be used. Not all cancers will leak blood, blood in feces is not always cancer and other substances can have false results. Ask your doc about colonoscopy if >50 or family history of cancer. ...Read more

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Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

Will mucus in stool cause a false positive for blood in a FOBT stool test?

No: But depending on the test method there are other causes of false positive. Did you do a guiac test of FIT test. FIT test has fewer false positives, but it only detects colonic bleeds. ...Read more

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Can a blood test reveal bowel cancer?

Can a blood test reveal bowel cancer?

Not : At this point in time although there is a grat deal of research in this direction. Someday, this may be a reality. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, frequent mucus loose stools, All negative H.pylori antigen, blood stool sample, CBC, ESR, CRP, Ferrin, celiac screening.? Is IBS ?

Abdominal pain, frequent mucus loose stools, All negative H.pylori antigen, blood stool sample, CBC, ESR, CRP, Ferrin, celiac screening.? Is IBS ?

That is: a likely conclusion but you should consult with the doctor ordering all these tests, and who also examined you. This is where you should seek your diagnosis ...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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Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

Will a CBC blood test show internal bleeding or blood clots?

No: a low hematocrit or hemoglobin on a cbc requires investigation, which can include internal bleeding as a cause. Multiple other causes as well: cancer, congenital, poor marrow etc. Other tests can discern clotting disorders ...Read more

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How does an iscreen fecal occult blood test detect colon cancer?

How does an iscreen fecal occult blood test detect colon cancer?

No: A fecal occult test tests for blood in the stool. Colon cancer can be a cause but so can colon polyps, hemorrhoids, stomach ulcer and many other causes. Anyone with a positive fobt test should have further work up done to evaluate where the blood is coming from. ...Read more

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Are occult blood tests for colon cancer reliable?

Are occult blood tests for colon cancer reliable?

Screening: It is a good start specially of yo had before and they were normal. ...Read more

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Eating tomato can cause occult blood test positive?

Yes: One type of test for occult blood actually tests for peroxidase enzyme and tomatoes have this enzyme. An other type of test is for human globin protein and is not affected by tomato intake. ...Read more

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Does a regular stool analysis show blood in stool?

Does a regular stool analysis show blood in stool?

Usually not: Usually a "stool analysis" is looking for pathogenic bacteria. It is quite easy to test for however, just ask your doctor. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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