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What precautions should I take before taking a blood stool test?

What precautions should I take before taking a blood stool test?

Avoid red meat: The tests are very sensitive for blood in your stool and if you eat red meat it may be a false positive as the "blood" would be from the red meat and not your bowels. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Blood In Stool (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal ...Read more


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Had bright red blood on toliet paper, couldn't see blood in stool. Had a negative stool test a few months ago for another reason. What could it be?

Had bright red blood on toliet paper, couldn't see blood in stool. Had a negative stool test a few months ago for another reason. What could it be?

Blood on toilet pape: This most likely is from an anal fissure or hemorrhoids but there are many things, some very serious, that can cause blood in the stool. Often there can be blood in the stool that isn't visible. You should see your physician to get this evaluated. ...Read more

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3 months ago I had Nausea for 2 weeks. No diahrea or fever. Blood/stool test negative for everything. Now I have only nausea again. What could be?

3 months ago I had Nausea for 2 weeks. No diahrea or fever. Blood/stool test negative for everything. Now I have only nausea again. What could be?

Nausea: This can result from central nervous system issues, problems in the semicircular canals, GI issues, pregnancy and a wide variety of other issues. If this continues, seeing a good diagnostician (Family practitioner or general internist) might be a way to start to evaluate this. Good luck. ...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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Sporadic Red blood in stool, got my gallbladder removed late last year. Pain lower left abdomen. Doing stool test from doctor with a kit but.Thoughts?

Sporadic Red blood in stool, got my gallbladder removed late last year. Pain lower left abdomen. Doing stool test from doctor with a kit but.Thoughts?

THOUGHTS??: are CLEAR ....you need to have a complete evaluation by awho can look for the Board Certified Gastroenterologist who can take a look and find out why you are bleeding!! BTW this has NOTHING to do with your Gallbladder! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I occasional have 3 bowel movements a day, not much comes out each time. Multiple Blood, stool test NEG ibd, parasite etc. More likely ibs?

I occasional have 3 bowel movements a day, not much comes out each time. Multiple Blood, stool test NEG ibd, parasite etc. More likely ibs?

Possibly IBS.: These symptoms don't sound worrisome, unless this is a distinct change your bowel habits. For it to be IBS, the symptoms would have to persist for six months or longer. If the change in your bowel habits persists, or if you see any blood in your stool, or if you have unexplained weight loss, I would contact your doctor immediately. Otherwise, I would recommend a high-fiber diet. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I'm always constipated, go 2-3 days without bowel movement. Blood, stool test NEG. I have enough fibre, but lack of exercise and water intake. Wht do?

I'm always constipated, go 2-3 days without bowel movement. Blood, stool test NEG. I have enough fibre, but lack of exercise and water intake. Wht do?

Constipation: Constipation is passing hard stools, not necessarily if you don't go every day. If you have hard stools, increase your water intake (make sure you drink enough that when you pee it is clear, not yellow!) Try Miralax- a stool softening product. Do increase your exercise- it also gets your abdominal muscles moving! Try a probiotic (Acidophilous). If you continue with problems, see your doctor. ...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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