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Positive Fecal Occult Blood Test
Just got a blood test result where my NRBC was .03 and I am supposed to see a hematologist. I'm worried and would like to know what it could mean. ?
Nucleated RBC: are immature forms of red blood cells. Normally not present in peripheral blood. Their presence often signals increased RBC turnover, either from increased destruction, increased production or both. Many causes but a hematologist can sort them out for you. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood test result was fine. Stool test is fine no blood no parasite. Why am I still losing weight? 18 years old. Can this be cancer?
Not likely: If you are loosing weight , we need to know your diet , activity etc. Do you have any fever , joint pain or swelling etc. Also need to know how much wt have you lost in what period of time , what are your symptoms? You definitely need to be evaluated thoroughly by your physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What could cause a positive iFOBT (stool blood) test in a young 23 yr old male? And is it serious? Doc referred me to GI
Went to dr for pain in my stomach, had an "iFOB" stool blood test which was positive. Referred to GI but don't want to go. Is a watch and wait ok?
Get seen: I have autopsied a couple of young adults who bled out from ulcers that went undetected. Get checked out. ...Read more
Likely not: IgG to this organism points to a previous infection, IgM an active or very recent infection which is not the case for you. If you do have gastritis symptoms however, I believe a PCR assay from a stool sample would be the best way to detect it if a culture of the gastric biopsy is not contemplated. ...Read more
Went to doc. Had pregnant urine test. Positive. Blood test result: 4147 (#) <3 mlu/ml: neg 3-8 mlu/ml: may indicate early preg. What does it mean?
Here are some…: I'm glad to see you have received such wonderful medical care; however, based on currently available information, it would be most logical to direct your current concern & question to the treating doctor for confirmation & counseling so to minimize potential confusion and anxiety, which commonly results from online inquiry. Of course, make sure to supply detailed Hx stressing sequence of events. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am 28. Few days back i did a blood test to check for pregnancy. It was positive. But Serum beta hCG test result was <2.39. So am i preg or not?
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