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Stool test done. What does the report suggest?

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Hello Sir,

I recently undergone stool test and i would like to know if everything is fine or now. Stool report is below:

color: brownish
consistency: soft
Mucus: Present(+) XXXXXXX Blood: Nil
Worms: Nil
Reaction: Acidic
pH: Not DOne
Reducing Substance: Not Done
Occult Blood: Not done
PUS cells: 0-2 / HPF
Cyst: NIL
Ova: NIL
Larva: NIL
Vegetable Cells: Present(few)
Starch: Present(+)
Fat Droplets: NIL
Muscle Fibres: NIL
Mucus Flakes: Present
Other: Normal

Please help me understand the report
Posted Thu, 2 Aug 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Sudhir 1 hour later

Thanks for the query.

Your report is within normal limit.

Some mucus in stool is thought to be quite common. Everyone’s intestine produces mucus to lubricate intestines and some of this mucus can be passed at some point in bowel movements.

Visible increase in mucus in stools should be duly noted. It could be necessary to look for medical treatment if the mucus is excessive.

So if mucus is not in excess, there is no need to worry.

Hope this answers your question. Let me know if you have any other inquiries.

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