Fecal Occult Test positive
Posted 14 April 2021 - 09:34 PM
Posted 17 April 2021 - 03:20 PM
Some of those occult blood tests even show a positive if someone ate a rare steak the night before or had a slight gum bleed while brushing teeth.
There is one test that is more specific, but I'm sorry I can't recall exactly which it is. It maybe that it's the "FIT" (fecal immunological test) test that doesn't give false positives....and the "FOB" (fecal occult blood) test that does, but please check that.
Otherwise, if you have internal hemorrhoids, it's highly likely that they will bleed from time to time. But if in doubt ask your doctor for advice.
Posted 17 April 2021 - 06:13 PM
Posted 09 June 2021 - 09:17 PM
My mother just got a colonoscopy after having a positive FIT test with her primary doctor. After getting the colonoscopy and having no polyps, the gastroenterologist told her to never take those FIT tests because they can show false positive. The doctor said he gets people in their 80s coming in for colonoscopies just because of these positive FIT tests and he said they otherwise would not give people in their 80s colonoscopies.