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Diagnostic Tests for Mucus stool

Diagnostic Test list for Mucus stool:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Mucus stool includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature
    • Abdominal examination for tenderness and a mass - e.g. tenderness in the left lower abdomen, with or without a significant mass may suggest ulcerative colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
  • Stool tests
    • Test for occult blood (if positive may suggest infectious disease of the large intestine or small intestine, ulcerative colitis)
    • Stool microscopy for ova, parasites and culture for bacteria
    • Giardia antigen
  • Blood test
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Amoeba antibodies (not useful in acute situation)
  • Radiological investigations
    • Barium enema ( less accurate than colonoscopy)
  • Colonoscopy - if the has been a change in bowel habit, diagnosis is uncertain after performing the above tests or the bleeding is persistent or recurrent.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Mucus stool causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Mucus stool:

The following list of conditions have 'Mucus stool' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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