Fecal occult blood test

What is Fecal occult blood test?

It is a test to detect the presence of blood in stool which is not visible to naked eye. It is usually done when there is suspicion of bleeding in digestive tract.

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A few days ago I've noticed blood in my stool. My stool was loose. I was not sure it was blood. I had fecal occult blood test 2 hours after...

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As of late I have been feeling fatigue and tired all the time. This morning, I observed my stools to be black.
This is very alarming to me. My...

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Do a full blood count.

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With fatigue and dark stools, I fear that you might have been loosing blood in the upper...

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I recently stopped taking hydrocodone after nearly two years of taking it. I have noticed my stool is dark, (almost black) and shiny. Is this...

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Black stool can be caused by a serious condition.

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