Diarrhea tests
Diarrhea

  • Stool cultures are important tools for understanding and treating intestinal illness. There are many reasons why you may be experiencing uncomfortable intestinal symptoms. A stool culture examines stool (or fecal) samples for organisms that may be...
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  • A fecal culture is a laboratory test used to determine if bacteria, which can cause infection or disease, are present in your digestive tract. By testing your stool, your doctor can determine the type of bacteria present and prescribe the right an...
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  • A stool ova and parasites (O&P) test is used to detect parasites and eggs in the intestines. This is a relatively easy and common examination. You produce the sample on your own at home and the stool is then analyzed in a lab.
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  • In some cases, your doctor may decide that he or she needs a sample of your tissue or your cells to help diagnose an illness or identify a cancer. This removal of tissue or cells is called a biopsy. While a biopsy may sound scary, it's important t...
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  • Test and diagnose prostate cancer with a prostate biopsy, a urinanalysis, a digital rectal examination or a physical exam. Learn more!
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  • Endoscopy is a procedure that uses a specialized flexible tube with an attached camera to view and operate on the internal organs. This allows surgeons to view problems within your body without having to make large incisions. It is often performed...
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  • When you swallow a piece of food, it travels through your mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine. Sometimes, however, food doesn’t travel properly through the digestive system. This can result in nausea, stomach discomfort, and abdom...
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  • A stool ova and parasites exam involves a laboratory analysis of a stool sample to check for parasites. Parasites are organisms that can live inside a host (the human body) and cause infections in the intestines. Your doctor can obtain valuable in...
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