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When is a fecal immunochemical test conducted?

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Posted on Mon, 25 May 2015
Question: Do you believe in Fecal Immunochemical Test
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (49 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,it is an important test and I believe in it.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Yes,it is an important test and I believe in it.
Fecal immunochemical test is mainly advised to detect occult blood in the stool.
Positive result indicates abnormal bleeding in the lower digestive tract.
Occult blood may be seen in both benign and malignant conditions.It may be positive in conditions like polyps,colon cancer etc.
Positive result may requires further investigations like sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Indu Kumar (11 minutes later)
Can I use it every year after one colonoscopy that I had more than 10 years ago, and it was totally negative.
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Answered by Dr. Indu Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Yes,FIT is yearly advised in selected cases.

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Yes,FIT is yearly advised in selected cases.

Get well soon.
Hope I have answered your question.
Further queries are most welcome.

Take Care
Dr.Indu XXXXXXX
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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When is a fecal immunochemical test conducted?

Brief Answer: Yes,it is an important test and I believe in it. Detailed Answer: Hello Yes,it is an important test and I believe in it. Fecal immunochemical test is mainly advised to detect occult blood in the stool. Positive result indicates abnormal bleeding in the lower digestive tract. Occult blood may be seen in both benign and malignant conditions.It may be positive in conditions like polyps,colon cancer etc. Positive result may requires further investigations like sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. Get well soon. Hope I have answered your question. Further queries are most welcome. Take Care Dr.Indu XXXXXXX