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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?
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
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
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
Had hpylori blood test showed +IGA AB, now hpyloriantigen stool test came back -. is this definitive that there is no hpylori bacteria present?
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
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
All stool test came back negative, no temp, allergies checked and still after 15 days continues to vomit and have severe diarrhea. Any ideas on cause?
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?
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?
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
LUQ pain for over year. Had MRCP, Xray, ultrasound, blood test, and stool test. Everything came back clear. Could this be gas? I hear bubbles breathng
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
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
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
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
After salmonella can I have post infectious IBS, its been almost 4 months. Blood test, stool test, ultrasounds. All came normal?
Maybe: What are your symptoms? Are you still having diarrhea, stomach ache or cramping? ...Read more
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?
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
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
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?
32 year old male history of alcohol and tobacco use has lower left abdominal pain with daily bloody stools. Bacterial test came back negative?
Needs colonoscopy: To see what is going on in the colon. ...Read more
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
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
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
Usually: You do not need to fill the container. As long as there is a decent amount you should be fine. ...Read more
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
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
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