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Positive Stool Blood Test
What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI
Went to dr for pain in my stomach, had an "iFOB" stool blood test which was positive. Referred to GI but don't want to go. Is a watch and wait ok?
Get seen: I have autopsied a couple of young adults who bled out from ulcers that went undetected. Get checked out. ...Read more
If I don't see a reaction when I use a stool blood test card, how can tell if the test is negative or if it's defective?
Ask your physician: After you collect the sample, you must send it back to your physician. There is a solution that is placed on the back of the card to make the color change happen. A small blue circle (control) will appear at the bottom of the test area. If this is the only color change present on the card, the test is negative and valid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 10 wk old is ebf and has mucous in his stool. Blood test in stool was negative. He's not fussy and i'm dairy free for 3 wks. No change. Normal?
Mucus in stool: Normal for breast fed babies, not to worry. ...Read more
Should i take Flagyl for cdiff if GI never checked me?No stool, blood test.Should i ask further examinations before taking something i might not need?
Depends: Sometimes patients are given emperic therapy based on complaint. Clostridium difficile can cause a GI illness presenting as diarrhea following antibiotic use. It can be easily treated with Flagyl but if not treated may lead to severe illness, protracted hospitalization and even death. If you have concerns speak with your doctor. There is a stool test available. ...Read more
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