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Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Got black type flakes in stool (100% sure it's nothing I've eaten) I've had a stool test came back fine I also get diarrhoea lots too what's wrong?

Diarrhea: Your descriptions are too vague to warrant an appropriate answer. My advice would be to see your local doctor and if necessary be referred to a GI doctor. Health care in the UK is viewed as outstanding by most US physicians and I would encourage you to use it. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the treatments if one has chronic gastritis? The stool test came normal, thanks

What are the treatments if one has chronic gastritis? The stool test came normal, thanks

Stomach upset: The suffix "itis" means "inflammation". The prefix "gastro" means "stomach." the term "gastritis" thus means an "inflammed stomach." the term is often used imprecisely to mean stomach upset, which can derive from both acid ; non-acid causes, slow emptying of the stomach, h.Pylori infection, atrophic ; hypersecretory problems. Try acid blockers ; diet modification, recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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My parasite stool test came back negative. But, I still feel sick diarrhoea, chronic stomachpain, lots of mucous in stool should I ask 4 another stooltest?

My parasite stool test came back negative. But, I still feel sick diarrhoea, chronic stomachpain, lots of mucous in stool should I ask 4 another stooltest?

Not for parasites: It is highly unlikely that you have a worm infestation. The only reason to test in the first place would be if you traveled to a poor country. There is likely some other explanation for your symptoms, however, it is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion, without additional history, physical examination and may be other tests. ...Read more

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Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Why am I still losin weight? Blood work was fine. Stool test came back no parasites and no blood in stool. I have a small lump in neck that's moveable lymphoma? I also have a cough and feel fine!

Continue workup: A few screens for malabsorption / maldigestion are in order. A diet history may be helpful as well. Trust you had a thyroid check. Cystic fibrosis and gluten enteropathy are only two of dozens of things that can present at your age. Every 18 year old has at least one small movable lump in the neck -- if it were lymphoma, it'd be obviously abnormal. ...Read more

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Loose stool for over 6 months. No blood.3 part stool test came back normal. Thyroid and ulcer blood test negative. Have stress and poor diet. No known allergies. Please help?

Loose stool for over 6 months. No blood.3 part stool test came back normal. Thyroid and ulcer blood test negative. Have stress and poor diet. No known allergies. Please help?

Diet, probiotics: If there is no blood, no severe pain or severe watery diarrhea, medical tests have been normal, and you have stress & poor diet, you can try taking a probiotic (capsule supplement of normal health gut bacteria "acidophilus" and others) twice a day, eat a bland diet, avoid alcohol, caffeine and tobacco, and work on reducing stress. Dr victor sierpina's "healthy gut workbook" is a great resource too. ...Read more

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My son, 2 yrs old, has upset stomach. Stool test came clear. He have runny motions 10 a day its a 3 day marathon, every month ends with antibiotic med?

My son, 2 yrs old, has upset stomach. Stool test came clear. He have runny motions 10 a day its a 3 day marathon, every month ends with antibiotic med?

DIARRHEA: Unless the LBM is infectious, there is no need of antibiotic. Just put him on diet like crackers, tea, 7- up, bananas, rice, jello. No juice or milk. Make sure he does not dehydrate. ...Read more

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I had the stool test and came out negative guess ok but a few weeks later in sigmdoscopy dr detected a colon polyp, why is that?

I had the stool test and came out negative guess ok but a few weeks later in sigmdoscopy dr detected a colon polyp, why is that?

Not unusual: Polyps are common and often silent (no associated blood loss). That is why colon screening is advised. He has benefited from the procedure but also needs check of his upper colon (area not reached with a sigmoidoscope). ...Read more

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My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

My husband 41, doc did a stool test Just came back as " Helicobacter Pylori" what exactly is this? He has been having pain in his stomach.

Bacteria: Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can live in our stomachs that is associated with causing ulcers in the stomach. If your husband has stomach pain and a positive Helicobacter Pylori test than his doctor should consider treating with antibiotics and medications to block acid formation in the stomach. ...Read more

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When I poo got mucus foul smell air bubbles and sometimes diarrhea I've had this a year now had a stool test but came back negative?

When I poo got mucus foul smell air bubbles and sometimes diarrhea I've had this a year now had a stool test but came back negative?

Colitis: This sounds as if you have an inflammatory condition effecting your large bowel. This can be infection (don't know what testing you had), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, etc.). It might help if you were seen by a GI doctor or an infectious diseases expert. Good luck and hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Stool test result came back positive again for h pylori. Why first treatment with antibiotics didn't work? What are the chances of working now

Stool test result came back positive again for h pylori. Why first treatment with antibiotics didn't work? What are the chances of working now

Resistant strains: There are some strains of h.pylori which have become resistant to the previous antibiotic regimens. The recommendation now is for a 4-drug regimen (3 antibiotics plus an acid blocker called a PPI). You should return to your doctor and try a different course of treatment. Be sure to take all the pills prescribed. ...Read more

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I had a stool test done it came back normal does that mean none of my stools cantain blood or just that piece tested thanks?

I had a stool test done it came back normal does that mean none of my stools cantain blood or just that piece tested thanks?

Family Practice: When we test for blood in the stool there needs to be several samples usually at least 3. Yes you may have false negative testing or miss it on any given sample. ...Read more

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What is the reason of excessive foul smelling gas? I had a stool test but it came normal but my stool is very smelly and I have excessive foul gas prob

What is the reason of excessive foul smelling gas? I had a stool test but it came normal but my stool is very smelly and I have excessive foul gas prob

Diet: You may need to alter your diet. It may require trial and error in detecting the food responsible for flatulence and bad odor. However, the first thing to try would be to reduce your total intake of food. ...Read more

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Daughter 5 had stool tested blood was detected and did stool culture test came back negative what's was the blood then and what is all tested?

Daughter 5 had stool tested blood was detected and did stool culture test came back negative what's was the blood then and what is all tested?

Occult blood: In stools can be found in the stool analysis results, at times it can be false positive for several reasons, and stools culture is ordered to detect infective diarrhea causes, if your child is doing fine otherwise don't worry ...Read more

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How accurate are stool test for c diff? Came back positive but have 1-2 bm a day. Not watery diaherra. Loose soft sumtime pile like moist chunky mushy

How accurate are stool test for c diff? Came back positive but have 1-2 bm a day. Not watery diaherra. Loose soft sumtime pile like moist chunky mushy

C. difficile: The tests are very accurate, but not everybody who has c. Diff toxin in their stool has to be overtly symptomatic. This, however, should be looked at by a knowledgeable physician and a decision as whether treatment of you is warranted made. Good luck. ...Read more

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After e.Histolytica treatment I had a stool test and it came out clean. Now, 2 week later, I'm feeling the same abdominal pain and I see mucus in stoo?

After e.Histolytica treatment I had a stool test and it came out clean. Now, 2 week later, I'm feeling the same abdominal pain and I see mucus in stoo?

See Dr./get tested,,: You might have been reinfected as this exists in water and soil. You might have to get tested and treated again. It also may have invaded the liver and other organs so it's real important to see your dr. And get tested and treated if need be to prevent something serious. Best of luck ...Read more

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Just got over acid reflux, on antibiotics for strep throat, now have tenesmus, just did blood/stool test before tenesmus, came out normal. 19Yrs old?

Just got over acid reflux, on antibiotics for strep throat, now have tenesmus, just did blood/stool test before tenesmus, came out normal. 19Yrs old?

Tenesmus cure: Ask you doctor for nitroglycerin ointment in a 3% solution and apply it to the rectum when you have rectal tenesmus See a GI doc if it does not help ...Read more

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For a month had upper left abd pain just below left chest. Sometimes lower left abd pain sometimes upper left back pain. Occasional gas esp after eating. Floating stool. Took blood test came back normal. Very scared of pancreatic cancer at 22.?

Not cancer: If it was pancreatic cancer the blood test you had would come up at least one abnormal value. You are too young to get pancreatic cancer. IBS at your age can cause similar symptoms. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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How accurate is an o & p stool test?

How accurate is an o & p stool test?

Stool exam parasites: Stool samples for parasites are examined by a variety of techniques, but the sensitivity depends mostly on the level of infection (heavy vs. Light) and the particular parasite. Certain types are readily identified by most lab personnel-- the common ones. Less common organisms with light infestations may be difficult to find and identify. Best to use an experienced lab. ...Read more

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Abnormal stool test results. Worried, what to do?

Abnormal stool test results. Worried, what to do?

Vague: First provide as complete a story and data to your doctor. It may be trivial, or possibly significant. Please re-ask your question with more information. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal stool test results. Worried?

Possible reasons for abnormal stool test results. Worried?

Please clarify: Dozens of different tests can be done each with many possible results and meanings. It is your right to get an explanation now. ...Read more

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Can a stool test still be performed if I did not fill the test bottle?

Can a stool test still be performed if I did not fill the test bottle?

Usually: You do not need to fill the container. As long as there is a decent amount you should be fine. ...Read more

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I have a stool test to take, does it need to go for testing right away?

I have a stool test to take, does it need to go for testing right away?

Stool test: It depends what the stool test is for, but it can be kept in the fridge for some time before it is trasported to the lab for testing. ...Read more

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What is the difference between comprehensive stool test rather than the standard stool test?

What is the difference between comprehensive stool test rather than the standard stool test?

Likely more testing: The best place to check is with the lab. They should be able to outline the difference between the 2 tests and give you a list of the tests being done. ...Read more

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Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Is the stool test "positive" when there is only a small speck of blue-green color on the test area?

Guaiac test +: Guaiac (leuco-dye) testing has been available for >100 years--the colorless dye turns blue or green in presence of adequate amounts of peroxidase-like substances (e.g. Hemoglobin) & hydrogen peroxide. Ingested iron, certain fruits & vegetables, some drugs, toilet bowel sanitizers give false-positive reactions. Method of collection & underlying pathology may account for your + finding--see doctor. ...Read more

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Will blood show up in stool test?

Will blood show up in stool test?

Usually: There are several different stool tests that can evaluate for occult blood. ...Read more

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