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Your Faecal Occult Blood Test Result Is Positive

Your Faecal Occult Blood Test has shown blood in the stool sample you submitted.  We test for blood as microscopic quantities of blood can be produced by a polyp or tumour.  However, it can equally be produced by internal haemorrhoids, by the use of anti-inflammatory medication or other causes or stomach irritation or by benign bowel inflammation.

As a result of this screening test, you should have a colonoscopy which is more detailed examination of the colon using a camera in order to establish the cause.

Please either contact Doctorcall at www.doctorcall.co.uk to book an appointment with a GP to organise this, or alternatively see your own GP.