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    Faecal Occult Blood Test Conditions

    Faecal Occult Blood Test, What is a faecal occult blood test? The faecal occult blood (FOB) test detects small amounts of blood in your faeces, which you would n...

    Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces) Conditions

    Rectal Bleeding (Blood in Faeces), What is a faecal occult blood (FOB) test? The FOB test detects small amounts of blood in your stools (faeces) which you would not norma...

    Bowel Polyps (Colonic Polyps) Conditions

    Sometimes a polyp will be found when you have a faecal occult blood test to see whether you have any bleeding from your bowel. However, some people with bowel polyps will get symptoms.

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    Bowel Cancer Screening (Colorectal Cancer) Conditions

    There are two methods of screening for bowel cancer: A test to detect traces of blood in your stools (faeces). This is called the faecal occult blood (FOB) test. An examinat...

    Sigmoidoscopy Conditions

    Note : this has still to be rolled out as a national programme in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland where the faecal occult blood (FOB) test is currently the main screening programme for b...

    Forensic Examination Professional

    Laboratory investigations: for example, FBC ( anaemia due to dietary deficiency, infection), LFTs , clotting factors, faecal occult blood test, urinalysis , and urine toxicology . ...

    Screening for the Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer Professional

    Patients are sent faecal occult blood (FOB) test kits. Local screening centres analyse samples, despatch results, provide endoscopy investigation services, specialist screening nurse clinics ...

    Bowel (Colonic) Polyps Professional

    TFTs. Faecal occult blood. CT or MRI scan of the abdomen and pelvis. Dental X-rays, CXR and skull X-ray (for jaw lesions, osteomas, supernumerary teeth).

    Irritable Bowel Syndrome Professional

    Colonoscopy/sigmoidoscopy/barium enema. Faecal occult blood. Faecal ova and parasite tests. Hydrogen breath tests. Referral criteria Refer patients in the event of ...

    Promoting Prevention - and Barriers to Prevention Professional

    The last is a problem with regard to faecal occult blood for colorectal cancer or prostatic biopsy for prostate cancer. It is also a problem for cervical cytology amongst some ethnic groups.

    Faecal Incontinence Professional

    Faecal Incontinence, When asking questions, always be aware of the physical and emotional impact that faecal incontinence can have on patients and carers. Presentation Be aware...

    Blood Conditions

    Blood, This article gives a brief overview of blood, blood cells and how they work. What is blood? Blood is made up of liquid (plasma) and various di...

    Blood in Urine Conditions

    Blood in Urine, What is blood in the urine? Passing blood in your urine usually results in your urine turning a red or brown colour. , pyelonephritis urinary tract infe...

    Blood Cancers Conditions

    Blood Cancers, The effects of the blood cancer will depend on the exact type of cancer and which blood cells are affected. What is blood cancer? Blood cancer...

    Hodgkin's Lymphoma Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Myeloma Stem Cell Transplant Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspiration

    Blood Tests Conditions

    Blood Tests, Blood cells These can be seen under a microscope and make up about 40% of the blood's volume. Blood cells are made in the bone marrow by blood 'stem&...

    Blood Groups and Types Blood Tests to Detect Inflammation Coombs' Test Full Blood Count and Blood Smear

    Full Blood Count and Blood Smear Conditions

    Full Blood Count and Blood Smear, FBC blood test A full blood count (FBC) test is one of the most common blood tests done. A blood sample is taken w...

    Blood Groups and Types Conditions

    Blood Groups and Types, By doing a series of such tests it is possible to determine what antigens are on your red blood cells and therefore determine your blood group. Ro...

    Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis) Conditions

    Coughing up Blood (Haemoptysis), This leaflet discusses the main causes of coughing up blood. Why am I coughing up blood? The medical word for coughing up blood...

    Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis) Conditions

    Vomiting Blood (Haematemesis), The rest of this leaflet aims to give some background information but is not a substitute for obtaining immediate medical attention if you vomit blood....

    Arterial Blood Gases Conditions

    Arterial Blood Gases, Measurement of arterial blood gases (ABGs) involves a sample of blood being taken from an artery (most commonly from the pulsation at the wrist). , art...

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