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Lactoferrin in stool, what does it mean?

Lactoferrin in stool, what does it mean?

Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin is a protein that is made by white blood cells. When the lactoferrin level in stool is elevated, that is an indicator of ^’ed white blood cells due to intestinal infection or inflammation. This might occur with bacterial infections of the GI tract, crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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What means if lactoferrin is positive in my stool?

What means if lactoferrin is positive in my stool?

Lactoferrin: Lactoferrin is a protein that is made by white blood cells. When the lactoferrin level in stool is elevated, that is an indicator of ^’ed white blood cells due to intestinal infection or inflammation. This might occur with bacterial infections of the GI tract, crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

My 5 week old was dx with entrovirus. He also had a positive lactoferrin stool culture. His ammonia level was 80. Could this be a metabolic disorder?

Unlikely: A severe infection such as adenovirus before the immune system has matured at about 2 mo. Puts a great strain on the body's metabolism, likely sufficient to raise the ammonia level. It most likely will disappear as he recovers. The lactoferrin just indicates that he had significant inflammation of his intestines from the adenovirus. Urine for organic acids is a good metabolic screening test. ...Read more

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My lab test result says I have a high stool lactoferrin level of 198.10 ug/ml, tested positive for blood in stools, though it is not visible. I am sc?

My lab test result says I have a high stool lactoferrin level of 198.10 ug/ml, tested positive for blood in stools, though it is not visible. I am sc?

Follow up needed: Hi BMay
I understand your concern about the high lactoferrin. This is a difficult lab to interpret without more clinical context, meaning that it, by itself, does not point towards a specific diagnosis. Further work up is likely needed and I would encourage your to follow up with your primary doctor. In the meantime, here is some more info. Hope this helps http://bit. Ly/2o2xa5C ...Read more

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Stool lactoferrin is it something to worry about in a 4 year old? She has been sick s for a week now throwing up everyday pooping nothing but water

Stool lactoferrin is it something to worry about in a 4 year old? She has been sick s for a week now throwing up everyday pooping nothing but water

Depends: It's not helpful to look at lactoferrin in an acute illness. Her symptoms seem more consistent with a viral illness. If she's had diarrhea lasting longer than 2 weeks, and the concern is for chronic colitis, checking a lactoferrin might be more useful. ...Read more

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What does green stool mean?

What does green stool mean?

Varies: Anything from eating a can of spinach to having a nasty bacterial infection such as pseudomembranous colitis. Whether to seek help depends on one's other symptoms if any. ...Read more

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What does green stool mean?

What does green stool mean?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Soft toxic stool means what?

Soft toxic stool means what?

No clue.: Never heard this before. Would appreciate hearing from anyone else..... ...Read more

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What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

What does it mean when ur stools smell sweet?

In digested sugars: Does it happen with all foods? Have your stools gotten soft or bulky? You may be lacking enzymes necessary to break down the sugars so they accumulate and the stools smell sweet. You should probably see a gastroenterologist if it continues. ...Read more

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What can occasional blood in your stool mean?

What can occasional blood in your stool mean?

Many options: Blood in stool could be related to hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, cancer or GI inflammation or infection. Best to have it medically evaluated. ...Read more

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What can it mean if I pass blood with my stool?

What can it mean if I pass blood with my stool?

Variable: Lots of potential causes... From the benign anal fissure or tear to bleeding hemorrhoid to diverticulosis to vascular problems in the colon to the malignant variety of colorectal or anal cancer...Cause is further narrowed down by other associated symptoms like abdominal pain, rectal pain and amount of bleeding. See you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

What does it mean when your stool is pea green?

Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does fresh blood in the toilet stool mean?

What does fresh blood in the toilet stool mean?

Get checked please: Blood per rectum, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

What does green stool for 2 days mean in adults?

By itself, not much: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you ate in the last few days, but if greenish color is unusual for you & persists or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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If I have pencil thin stool what does that mean?

If I have pencil thin stool what does that mean?

Abnormal anal canal: If pencil thin stool is going on for more than few days, then you need to see a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon. Physical narrowing of the anal canal or rectum needs to be ruled out. This could mean a serious problem. So don't delay. ...Read more

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My stool isn't fully solid. What does this mean?

What's the cause?: Plugging up diarrhea/underformed stool will not cure infection, fix an inflammatory process, improve malabsorption, or correct a functional issue. Medical evaluation recommended appropriate to the duration of your symptoms, associations (bleeding, weight loss, pain, vomiting), as well as your other medical co-morbidities. Call UR doctor pls & get checked, especially if not correctable with diet. ...Read more

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What does it mean when there's blood in your stool?

What does it mean when there's blood in your stool?

Depends: This can be very serious - colon cancer can present with bleeding. It may also be simple such as hemorrhoids due to straining with bowel movements. You really need to see a physician. ...Read more

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What do it mean when you have blood in your stool?

What do it mean when you have blood in your stool?

Blood in stools.: There are different levels of blood in stools. Occult blood: blood in stool, but not see with the naked eyes (can only be detected with heme occult cards). Overt bleed is when you see bright red blood (hemorrhaging) in stools. You are 45 and have blood in stools, suggest colonoscopy to make sure no colon cancer. There are other more benign causes for blood in stool. ...Read more

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What doea it mean when you find blood in your stool?

What doea it mean when you find blood in your stool?

Something not right: No amount of blood in stool is ok. Most often it is hemorrhoids or a fissure, but more serious inflammation of the colon, polyps, benign tumors, and cancer can also be the cause as well as upper GI problems such as gastritis or an ulcer. All bleeding in the stool must be properly evalauated and the quicker the better. ...Read more

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What does it means if you found blood on your stool?

What does it means if you found blood on your stool?

Depends: Depending on your age, family history, and other symptoms, it may be as minor as an anal fissure or hemorrhoids or as major as colorectal cancer. You can't sort this out yourself. Get it checked out by a doc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have mucus in your stools?

Mucus in stool: In excess, it could indicate infection or inflammation in the bowels. Other rare causes might be irritable bowel, anal fistula, peri-anal abscess. ...Read more

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What does pasty stool means when colonoscopy is done?

What does pasty stool means when colonoscopy is done?

Pasty stool: Is generally a mild form of constipation resulting from being dehydrated. Adding 40-40 extra ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily should resolve this problem. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have forest green stools?

What does it mean when you have forest green stools?

Green stool: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. Consider what you consumed in the last few days. If the green color is unusual for you & persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Please explain what it means to find blood in the stool?

Please explain what it means to find blood in the stool?

Varying reasons: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have bloody discharge and stools?

Gender?: Vaginal discharge? Penile discharge? Anal discharge? I don't know the cause of your symptoms. However, if you are experiencing bloody stools - this warrants medical evaluation. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

What does it mean if you occasionally have blood in your stool?

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have almost black or very dark brown stools?

Not sure: Tarry / sticky? Bad smell? Dark? - could possibly be related to a GI bleed. Or can be related to meds or foods. ...Read more