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Stool Sample Test Vs Colonoscopy
Yellow/light colored diarrea.Had colonoscopy, CT with dye, stool sample, every blood test possible 2 times.Ultrasound.All perfect.What could it be?Thanks
How accurate are the results from a colonoscopy as compared to the results from an at-home stool test?
Colonoscopy better: Two stool tests available. Guaiac for blood not accurate picking up blood from hemorrhoids. Stool test for p53 gene mutation does not tell that tumor is present but that stool shows colonocytes with potential for being associated with cancer. Obviously colonoscopy which provides direct visualization of bowel most accurate with bx available ...Read more
PCP says I need a colonoscopy due to history of compact/bloody stools. Why didn't she order a stool test? Don't they test for the same conditions?
Different tests: Stool tests would'nt give the information one can get from colonoscopy, which not only provides direct visualization of your entire colonic lining of your gut, but the chance to obtain tissues for biopsies from any suspicious tissue to rule out any serious condition. Even if you may have hemorrhoids or other apparent cause for bloody stools by exam, a thorough evaluation is warranted at your age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
7negative stool test done at different times, have anemia, not bleeding, endoscopy negative doc still wants colonoscopy. Why when all negative?
Had clean colonoscopy and biopsy, neg celiac test, clean ct scan, mrcp, stool test.. But sometimes soft stool leaves steaks on toilet. ?
Doctor did Blood and stool test for IBD said normal and no need for colonoscopy or any other test. Would you agree ? Have diahrea, Abd pain, pus stool
Infection?: Did they rule out infection in the stool samples? ...Read more
Organ scleroderma? Socalled fat malabsorptionafter 1 stool sample lost 16lbs have pots .Ana 1:80 speckeled ESR 29 was healthy before death of baby egdgastritis colonoscopy norm ct/abd-norm no familyhx
Pancreatic cancer?I had a pancreatic protocol ct/hida/liver, pancreas, CBC blood test/stool test/colonoscopy.All perfect.I still have light/yellow stool
Stop worrying: You have nothing to worry about except that fact that you are still a smoker, which i hope you'll stop. If everybody with light-colored stools consumed health-care dollars searching for pancreatic cancer, it'd be a huge waste. Evidently you're not even jaundiced. Please stop reading internet scare stuff, look for another cause of your abdominal pain ; stop reading internet scare stuff. ...Read more
I had an annual rectal test with my physical that tested neg and also sent in stool sample which was neg. What about cologuard? Colonscopy for 2017.
Colonoscopy is best: Of the screening tests you have listed, colonoscopy is the only one that can also prevent colon cancer (by removal of precancerous lesions). If you have had one before and your next one is due in 2017, you do not need any further testing until then. This should hold true especially with what sounds like you had a negative fecal immunochemical test (FIT). Hope this helps! ...Read more
Have semi solid stools have done all blood and stool test every thing is normal BT doctor is still telling me to get colonscopy. Should I proced??
Semi solid stools for nearly 4 months doc says its IBS have done blood and stool test many time it's normal. I can't afford a colonscopy. Plz help?
Check diet: Good to know that stool and blood work normal. Malformed stools and IBS is often related to digestive issues. Would avoid gluten and animal dairy for 4-6 weeks, start a probiotic with 25billion cfu, chew your food slowly and thoroughly, and include active stress reduction e.g. breathing exercises, restorative yoga, tai chi etc. If not better, try a further elimination diet e.g. FODMAPS diet. ...Read more
Can low b12 levels cause diarrhea GI gave me supplements getting endoscopy and colonoscopy stool test normal and blood test normal excpect b12 crohns?
Every couple weeks I get chills and nausea one day then headache and diarrhea stomach cramps weakness the next day colonoscopy stool sample blood neg?
Intermittent chills?: Do you have a history of recent foreign travel to an area of the world where you might have contracted malaria. It is a disease which is notorious for having people on a roller coaster of fever- no fevers. Different parts of the world have different types which are treated differently. Check CDC website for most up to date info. ...Read more
Chronic diahrea,urges to go, abdominal pain. Colonoscopy,gastroscopy,stool test,blood test (c-reactive protein, ESR,ferritin) All normal, IBD likely ?
Maybe: Trusting you were also checked for gluten enteropathy. I suspect you have functional bowel syndrome. It's mostly organic rather than "nerves" and can be treated. Inflammatory bowel syndrome seems unlikely. Get advice on diet, maybe meds, don't overlook the likely benefits of getting into more physical fitness stuff. Best wishes. ...Read more
My Dr suspects IBD (due to stool sample result) - awaiting colonoscopy. Taking Doxycycline for Lyme. Am I likely to get C Diff? Currently have upper abdominal cramps, are they normal with Doxycycline?
Not uncommon: Doxycycline needs be taken with food but even then many people have gastric upset from it. It is impossible to predict whether you will have C difficile problem but I would recommend you take a probiotic whenever you are on an antibiotic. If your stomach still bothers you , ask your doctor to Rx an alternative. ...Read more
Constant lower pelvic pain/Painful to pass gas and stool/nausea/fatigue/ mucus in stool. colonoscopy/egd/ct scan/ /stool test normal. any ideas?
Constipation: You mentioned that all the test are normal. Constipation can cause nausea, fatigue, pelvic heaviness, and painful to pass stool and gas due to exertion. Drink a lot of water/fluid, increase fibers in your diet, and chew your food well before swallow. Drink a glass of slightly warm water with little salt early in the morning. Exercise regularly, everyday walk is good. Try probiotics. Consult GI doc ...Read more
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