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Terrified over positive occult stool test.

Have any of you did a home occult stool test and it is positive for occult blood. I cannot get into see a GI specialist until after Christmas. I have had IBS off and on for years. I am so anxious.

  1. Hi , I'm so sorry that you're feeling so anxious. Was this test prescribed by a doctor? If yes, is there a way that you could call them?
    I suppose that you will need additional testing to figure out where the blood is coming from. I really hope you'll get more concrete answers soon, I understand how terrifying this must be. Sending big hugs, Karina (team member)

    1. I understand completely why you would be anxious over this. Deep breaths. Speaking from someone who has also been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease, blood is a common symptom of IBD. This could be something you are unknowingly dealing with. I would call your doctor office everyday to see if there is a cancellation. Also ask to be put on a cancellation list and you will be surprised at the cancellations they have especially during the holidays. Don't lose hope. But I would push to have a colonoscopy done with biopsies. Don't assume the worst. Perhaps it is an ulcer somewhere in the upper intestine as well. Hugs, Elizabeth (team member)

      1. I hope you're feeling well as of late. What were your results? Would love to know 💜 ~ Sawyer (team member)

        1. Hi , I just wanted to check in to see how you've been doing. Have you had another test done? Wishing you all the best, Karina (team member)

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