How to perform a stool test for parasites?

Parasite stool check. Depending upon doctor's suspicion, based on your exposure risks & symptoms, your stool culture may look for salmonella, shigella, campylobacter, yersinia, & sometimes pathogenic e.Coli, additionally, stool can be checked for std, clostridium difficile, giardia, parasites, opportunistic pathogens. Parasites also found colonoscopically & by "scotch-tape test" of peri-anal area looking for shed eggs.

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How do you tell if you have parasite or worm other than stool test? Different ways?

Travel. If you did not travel to any place outside the US, you do not have worms in your stool. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex, if you have sex. Read more...

Is it possible to have parasites in your gut and still have a negative result on a stool test?

No perfect test... There is definitely no perfect test yet invented. Tests can fail to reveal the correct diagnosis for different reasons so a diagnosis could be potentially missed. However the possibilities are low when the tests has been done properly.In this case the possibilities of making the correct diagnosis are better when three stool samples are collected and the test is specific for parasites. Read more...

I have a question regarding parasites. Pulled a string out anus about 4 inches long. Went to doctor did stool test, more strings in that. Need answr?

Parasites. That four inch thread may be a tapeworm and can be identified by the local laboratory. Once identified, your doctor will be able to treat you properly. Read more...
Patience. Your doctor will be able to tell from your stool results what is going on and treat you appropriately. The test results don,t take that long to obtain. Read more...
Round worms? Sounds like ascariasis, especially if white and round. Your doctor will let you know the results of the stool test and prescribe antihelminthic treatment based on the identity of the worms. 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...

I know for sure I have fat in my stool from multiple stool test...also blood test...and parasites are VERY common in the US (references from CDC, MAYO?

Unclear question. There is fat in stools of all people. Blood in stool is abnormal and needs to be investigated. Parasites are not common in the USA, as compared to that prevalent in poor tropical countries. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. Read more...