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The Fecal Occult Blood Test- Necessities & Results

by Kriben Govender Health Advisor
Stool Tests are performed by examining a person’s fecal sample in order to find out if the person is suffering from a particular ailment or the other. Thus there are a large number of places where Stool Test in Victoria, are performed. There are three different types of Stool Tests, namely: Fecal Occult Blood Test, Stool Culture, Ova and Parasites Test. We will focus our elaboration on what Fecal Occult Blood Test is, why it is performed and what is found in it. Having said that, in the first part, let us concentrate on what is a Fecal Blood Test.

The Fecal Blood Test is performed in order that hidden blood might be sought out through the culture of a person’s fecal sample which is not visible to the naked eye. The presence of blood in the stool sample means that the patient might have some kind of bleeding that might be occurring in the colon. However, there are plenty of conditions that might cause bleeding in the gastrointestinal system. These include Diverticulitis, Polyps, and Cancer in the Colon as well as Hemorrhoid or Ulcers. In case a person is suffering from polyps and colorectal cancer, the common symptoms entail the following:

  • Bleeding in the Rectum
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the Abdomen
  • Loss in weight
  • Tiresomeness

Purpose of the Test

The Fecal Occult Blood Test helps in finding if a person is suffering from Colorectal Cancer. This is done by finding if the report of the Test is positive. Moreover, in case the result is positive, the test also helps in the complete diagnosis evaluation (CDE).

To elaborate, the Test serves two purposes:

  • It screens for Colon Cancer.
  • The test also evaluates if you have anemia. Anemia is an ailment in which there are not enough hale and hearty red blood cells in the body.  What the Fecal Blood Test does is that it reveals whether the bleeding in the digestive system is due to anemia.

Results

There are two possible or probable results of the Test. The Test can be either Positive or Negative.

  • Positive: In case a Fecal Blood Test is considered positive, that is; blood is detected in the fecal samples; the patient might require additional tests like Colonoscopy in order that the source of the bleeding is ascertained.
  • Negative: In case The Fecal Occult Blood Test is negative and no blood is detected in the stool or fecal sample, it means that the patient is not the one who has colon cancer or that the person might be at an average risk level. However, the doctor might think that the person or patient might have a colon cancer a year after this test so he may recommend a repeat of the test after a year’s time.

Having said this, if you are looking for a good place for Stool Test in Victoria,  do visit Gut Explorer as they have provide specialized treatment for gut and the related ailments.

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About Kriben Govender Freshman   Health Advisor

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