Stool test

What is Stool test?

A stool test involves the collection and analysis of fecal matter to diagnose the presence or absence of a medical condition.

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hi I have had black stools since yesterday they don't really stink that bad there is no pain anywhere I have taken peptobismol the last few days on and off

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
get a stool test

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Black stools could be a sign of internal bleeding.
I would suggest to gets stool test doneif it shows presence of blood you will need further investigations like an upper GI endoscopy.
I would advise to start omeprazole till you get these...

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Hi

Got my stool test results:
Blood :Nil
Color: Brown
RBC: 0-2 hpf
wbc: 2/4 hpf
No parasitic ova or cysts

My stool test came:

Blood: Nil
Color: Brown

WBC: 2-4
RBC: 0-2

No parasites or cysts

Is this normal?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal Stool tests

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for contacting HCM with your health care concerns

You are wondering if you stool tests are normal and they are. The small amount of blood noted on the exam is normal and nothing to be concerned about. The low amount of WBC and RBC is the...

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Dear Doctor, my stool test reveals that color: yellow, solid and mucus negative, blood : negative, reaction is alkaline , pus cells 1-2/HPF , RBC: nill, ova:not seen, cysts:not seen.

Is it normal or suggest me please?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Normal sample

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

As per the reports attached the stool microscopy is normal.
Serum Vit D3 is very low causing deficiency. Hence I would advise to take D-RISE 60K satchet once a week for 12 weeks as replacement therapy.
After 12 weeks there should be maintainence...

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Dear Doctor,

My son is 5 years of Age. Day One he had pain the stomach and also went to the loo 4-5 times. Vomitted once. We took him to his usual doctor who prescribed Taxim O DT-100 posts stool analysis and Econorm. He also suggested a stool test.

Day 2 my son went to potty only two times and is feeling normal. Did not vommit. I took his sample only the second time he went to the loo and picked up the sample from his toilet pot. His stool test results are as follows . Pus Cells- 4-5 . Reaction Acidic. No RBC . No other worm.

He is eating normally now. Should I start his antibiotic?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
I won't suggest you to give antibiotic if not given already

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for asking on this platform

Pain abdomen and loose stool in this age can be due to bacterial/viral infection or due to transient intolerance to any food item.
The stool test shows only 4-5 pus...

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I had a very long mucus like string in my poop today and a bunch of other smaller mucus tissue or stuff. What could it be?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Please follow..

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for asking!

You are reporting to have long string mucous on stool.
This finding may be related with:
- candida overgrowth
-bowel jnfection
-IBS.
I would like to know if you have other symptoms like:
- diarrhea/contipation
-fever?...

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My father had recent angioplast and is on medication having tablets of ecosprin 150mg,storvas 40mg,deplatt,metxl 12.5 mg.Taking pan d 40 mg for gas .Some days he feels better but some times he looks very tired and restless and tells he had some pain the stomach.Can he take ulgel/digene tonic for easy digestion along with the medicines mentioned above.Does taking the tonic for long term have any adverse effects.I suspect if he has any stomach infection/digestion problem.I am planning to do stool examination for him and what other tests are to be done to check if there is no stomach infection/digestion problem.Does taking the above medicines affect the stool test result. or should we stop any of the medicines before taking the test.Please suggest

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Yes he can take

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

Yes he can take Ulgel/Digene 10 ml Three times daily.
He is probably having drug induced gastritis.
These are safe medications only.
Endoscopy may be done to confirm the...

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I am a 74 year old male, in generally good health. I take simvastatin, citalopram, ranitidine, Lisinopril, fluticasone and a low dose aspirin every day. I had a bout of upset stomach for about two weeks in January after eating perhaps bad food from the refrigerator (cheese and lettuce, and chili). I went through stool sample test which were negative. A gastroenterologist suggested Omeprazole, but that did not help and was discontinued after two weeks. I have been using a rather bland diet since then, but some foods result in grumbling and gas much more than is usual. I had a CT scan of the stomach and pelvic area on March 28th. Results were negative except for a "moderate amount of retained fecal material throughout the colon." Specifically I have had no trouble with oranges, orange juice, turkey, chicken, eggs, wheat, noncaffeinated tea, milk and other dairy products. I did have trouble with strawberries and lettuce this past week.

I have an appointment with a nutrionist on May 4th. However, I am wondering about some things I read on the internet, such as dysbiosis, unbalanced bacteria, etc. I also had suggestions that I simply try a laxative and "start over." I would appreciate any suggestions.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Indigestion following gut infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for posting your query.
I am Dr.R.K and I am pleased to assist you.

You are probably having indigestion following bowel infection after eating some bad food from the refrigerator. Though the stool test did not reveal...

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My wife and I both developed a sore tail bone a few days apart about 6 or 7weeks ago ...we haven't been doing anything different than we always have. My wife is 46 and I'm 47 my wife had a stool test done which tested positive having blood in it...do you have any ideas if it could be a viruse or why we both got the same issue?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
need testing

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for your question.
I can not explain the sore tail bones occurring at the same time. Usually this occurs after a fall. I suppose it is possible that you both got an infection from food that caused some colonic or rectal irritation...

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My 2 month old stool test reports show positive reducing substance? What does it indicate?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Suggestive of lactose intolerance.

Detailed Answer:
Dear Vidisha XXXXXXX Hi
Good evening.
I can understand your concern.

A stool test positive for reducing substances means that your baby is having a condition called as "lactose intolerance". or in other words he is allergic to...

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I have now had this intermitted pain under my left rib for almost 2.5 years. I have had xray- clear, ultra sound- clear, blood test- raised ferritin and liver count but related go overweight. I have had a stool test- clear.
I also went to gastro specialist who felt it was trapped gas and constipTion. The pain gets worse around my period time and then stays for about 2-3 weeks... It feels like a pull under my rib, stitch feeling- when i breath in it pulls like a tight stitch, sometimes i feel a slight pop like feeling when i drive the car.... When i breath deep or stretch to try to relieve the pressue feeling it feels like a squish feeling... When i was very stressed at work it almost crippled me over with pain... I have been to several gps and have been told - conatipation, trapped gas, floating rib, overweight, inflamation of the rib... Not sure why it has hung around for 2.5 years... Yes i am a constipated but when i took the stool softner it created a bad stitch pain.... Lost!?!?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Pain Under left ribs / Under Evaluation

Detailed Answer:
Brief Ans-Pain Under left ribs / Under Evaluation

Hi,Dear !! Thanks for Your query to HCM.
Read and reviewed your query in context to your health issue.
The information seems to be incomplete in some aspects as follows.
Hence...

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Recent questions on  Stool test

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Can long term dosage of bangshill(alarsin) 2 tablets for three times a day for more than six months result in side effect of occult blood in stool and RBC 2-3 and pus cells 3-4 in stool examination. Kindly send ur answer on the email id if u really beleive in the ethics of medical profession rather begging for money in a fraudulant manner.Thank You.

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My son is 4years and when he stools we see traces of blood at the end of the stool.not in between stools but at the end. The doctor say its a bacteria infection and we were give anti biotics which we used. Its the third time he s been treated with anti biotic but this condition still presits. Am at my wits ends and really worried. What could be the the problem and any solutions or surgestion on what we could. Two stool tests have been condocted all with the same results

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My 5 year old son started having stomach cramps a month back with constipation and later followed by loose, watery stools . We consulted doctor1 insisted for ultra sound scan of stomach & prescribed Ofloxacin syrup for 3 days . Ultra sound scan said Multiple subcentimeter lymph nodal enlargement noted within mesentery . Doctor1 reviewed and said nothing to worry about this and no treatment for this and it will subside once infection goes off. After the treatment loose motions stopped but little stomach pain here and then with bloating continued. After a week, boy had some chocolates and little spicy food resulting in loose, watery stools and stomach cramps again. Doctor1 reviewed and prescribed ofloxacin metronidazole thinking its diarrhea. After giving it or 3 days, symptoms didn t reduce and vomiting started as well. We changed doctor & doctor2 reviewed and prescribed Ziprax 100 mg ( cefixime ) along with Domstal and ORS. We got Stool test report and it was normal with 2-5 puss cells. We also gave for stool culture and that report showed no culture. After reviewing the reports doctor said stop antibiotics (3 days over anyway) and with ORS he will be normal in few days. Now, from couple of days, vomiting sensation stopped but he is not able to digest all the food he used to take. Stomach cramps has reduced but not stopped. Bloating is still there but reduced. Still having greenish loose hard and then watery stools once or twice in a day. He is able to take light /soft food and we are giving it frequently with ORS. We are not able to understand why he is not becoming normal , its been a month already and we are worried a lot. Please help us with your suggestion. You can write to me at YYYY@YYYY Thanks, Prithvi

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I ve been getting what I call the Cheerios burps that taste and smell horrible that follow with diarrhea . I ve had it on and off now for 2 years. In May I had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with irritable bowl and now have that under control but Friday it came back. The doctor took blood tests and a stool sample and everything came back fine. What do I do next?

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For 3 yrs. I have been passing odd things in my stool.Started with gravelly looking layers in my stool.Passed a yellow thing with some hair and black shiny square like tar. It was sticky.After a while ,quit passing those odd things and started...

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