By Alane Palmer, ND, CNC
You’ve been having some digestive distress and you want to get to the bottom of your issues. Sometimes you have diarrhea and other times you have constipation. On top of your discomfort, you think you saw blood in your stool – what does it mean? Blood in your stool can be a number of issues, some more serious than others. Our comprehensive stool testing kits can help you find some answers.
Below are a list of what blood in your stool test kit may indicate:
Polyps or Cancer*
The color of blood in your stool matters. If it’s dark, almost black, it’s most likely coming from your upper GI tract, indicating a possible ulcer. Bright red blood is usually from your lower GI tract, and may mean it’s coming from your colon or intestines . This could indicate a possible anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Our stool kits will help you determine what could be causing the blood in your stool.
Our stool test is over a 3-day period, as one day won’t give us enough information for accurate results. It is easily completed in the comfort of your own home. Once you complete the stool test, simply mail the package to our lab (all tubes and shipping is included in your kit) and you will have results in about 3 weeks. Once we have your results we send them to you with an easy to understand analysis and protocol to help you optimize your gut health. Your gut health is very important, and if you’ve been having issues, it can settle your nerves, and you stomach, if you get to the bottom of your issues.
*If blood is detected in your stool, we always recommend taking the results to your primary care physician.
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Medical disclaimer: Our blood in stool test kit and other tests cannot be used to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. All test results are to be used as educational materials and as a guide to help support your overall health and wellness. Always discuss health concerns with your medical doctor.
“4 Reasons Why You Might See Blood in Your Poop“. Women’sHealth.com, Aug. 5, 2016
“Stool in Blood“. WebMD, Digestive Disorder Health Center