Fecal Occult Blood Test Is Positive....
I am shocked that 2 out of 3 were positive. I am pushed to a general surgeon Tuesday.
I have been having a lot of symptoms.... pain, weight loss, palpitations, fatigue & now this blood in my stool (which I had no idea was there!). The thing is that I am regular, having a bm daily, and have had no change in bowel habits. I do, however, have really firm poo... My husband & his father who is an MA said that it could just be caused by my firm poo scraping my intestines & that I should take some stool softener for a couple weeks & do the test again. The thing is that my doctor has an ASAP on this & wants me to have this done as soon as possible, the 20% weight loss has her concerned. I read online that you need 2 tsp of blood loss a day to have a positive test... That seems more than scraping a little in the intestines, or would firm poo cause that much blood loss? I really dodn't want to have the EGC & colonscopy done like the doctor wants me to. I don't want to do it at all, that's for sure. Should I put off the surgeon & try the stool softener & take the test again?