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Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« on: March 24, 2014, 12:01:35 PM »
I'm 22 years old, have had his for a while. Lately though, there have been red chunks and pieces in my stool. I thought maybe it's undigested food, but I took a picture and showed it to my doctor and he gave me a form to do a stool occult test, where I need to bring samples from 3 days of stool to the hospital lab. I'm quite frightened, and I have no idea how to do this.

Looking for people who have done this so I know how exactly I go about collecting these samples and transporting them.
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2014, 02:56:21 PM »
Not sure how to collect stool. I told my doctor I had red in my stool and he just ordered a colonoscopy. I am 23. Thinking of you!
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2014, 03:45:50 PM »
I'm not sure why he didn't order one right away, they've pretty much been ignoring my symptoms for nearly a year now.

Veeeeery TMI here but here is a picture of the stool, this is the worst its been so far, and I did eat carrots last night. If anyone is brave enough to look and give me advice that would be great.

http://imgur.com/j4atwWg
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2014, 03:47:22 PM »
Those look like undigested carrots to me ....
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2014, 03:49:20 PM »
I mentioned that to the GP, and he seemed to want to do these tests anyway even though he refrains from doing tests whenever possible. I was expecting a 'get outa here!' when I thought it was blood.
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2014, 08:31:08 PM »
That is carrots. Your doctor is being precautious, which is a great thing. The first doc I went too told me I was too young for anything and wouldn't test me.
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2014, 11:52:34 PM »
they are carrots 100% ..perfectly normal//...i think the dr doing this to calm you down.....usually with a FOT you get a specail little kit ...did the dr give you one ? or mayb u r meant to pick it up from clinic >>>>>....the kit has detailed instructions on what to do and how to collect and all bits and pieces you need....it has brush in it so you dont need to touch anything
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #7 on: March 25, 2014, 06:14:03 AM »
Undigested food!  That's so obvious (and I was brave enough to look WHILE eating my breakfast!  LOL!)
I read somewhere that unless carrots are boiled to death, that no human can digest them!   Sort of like corn - (my stools are hard and if I eat corn there is all corn kernels in it!)
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #8 on: March 25, 2014, 07:30:15 AM »
100% food!!
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Re: Dr has sent me to do stool occult test, need advice
« Reply #9 on: March 25, 2014, 07:31:48 AM »
Defiantly carrots.
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