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Stool exam, monilia, no blood in stool, colon cancer ?

my dad has done a stool exam which revealed a 4+ monilia,he is 55 years old with a sister who had a histroy of colonic ca stage 4,there is no blood in his stool,do i have to treat the monilia?his liver function test bili 0.4, 25 s.gpt36 alkaline phosphatse is 4 another q,my mom cholesterol is 250 and ldl148, the diet is of no use,her liver functions are okay shall i start with statins? thanks alot
Asked On : Fri, 23 Mar 2012
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hello. Welcome to HCM.
First for your father- Monilial infection in stools is not common, though ift is possible that it is just a contaminant. So my advice would be to get it repeated from a good standard reference laboratory which will provide you with a sterile container for the same. Because he has family history of colonic malignancy, it is important to get thoroughly investigated as many forms of colonic malignancies are familial. Much will depend on what age did his sister develop malignancy. A good gastroenterologist will guide you on these.

Second for your mother - If diet is unable to control her levels, statins would be the treatment. But my advice will be to get her levels crosschecked by any standard laboratory.
Hope this helps.
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