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Stool Routine Microscopy Test.

A routine stool microscopy test is generally done to determine the cause of gastrointestinal infection, allergy, or other problems. Here, a stool sample is collected and then looked under the microscope for blood cells, pus cells, or pathogens.

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I have piles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with piles. I have mild bleeding only at the time of defecation which is seen on the toilet paper while wiping. There is no bleeding seen on my stool. Sometimes, I have constipation. But my motion is not hard. I am facing this issue for six months. It happened thr...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have frequent constipation. Avoid having constipation. It reduces to have hard stools. Hard stools are the major cause of piles. It occurs due to the rubbing of the internal anal structure regularly. Frequent rubbing of hard stools causes piles. You need to ...  Read Full »

How can I identify and get rid of tapeworms?

Query: Hello doctor, I suspect I may have tapeworms. How can I be sure and what can I do to get rid of them?  Read Full »

Dr. Srinivas Morampudi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stool tests can identify tapeworm infestation. However, because the worms and eggs are shed intermittently, the test may have to be repeated three to four times if the initial test is negative. Stool tests can also identify other intestinal parasites. Blood tests (sero...  Read Full »

I am on antibiotics and passing maroon-colored stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23 year old female of 5'6" and weighs 250 lbs. Currently, I am on an antibiotic for tooth abscess. I have been taking Ibuprofen and Tylenol for the pain. Now, I believe that I may have stomach bleeding due to a maroonish colored stool. I just need to know if I should visit the ER r...  Read Full »

Dr. Kulkarni Rahul Suresh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You might be having gastritis because of Ibuprofen and resulting into maroonish stools. Are you having that more than once since a couple of days? In the case of stomach bleeding, the stools are very dark and more blackish like tar rather than maroonish. If you are feel...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from stomach ache for a year, and I am not sure about the reason. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from stomach ache for a year, and I am not sure about the reason. I just wanted to know if there is any way to check if food is getting stuck in the stomach, intestines, or any part of the digestive system for a long time. I know it does not happen normally, but ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You are suffering from gastroenteritis. I would initially suggest you go for a test called stool routine and microscopy. The presence of bacteria or protozoa in stool can be tested. Sometimes infection by toxic bacteria destroys natural ...  Read Full »

Which brand of formula milk is good for baby constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My 2 months old baby is on Dexolac Premium from 1 month. The growth is good, but he is constipated. Can I switch to Nan Pro or kindly advise any other good brand.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concerns. If child is constipated on Dexolac premium, then you can switch to Nan Pro 1, lactogen 1 or similar advance. All are equally good. Nan Pro 1 is more preferred.  Read Full »

Is chewing sponge an indication of any deficiency in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter, who is 11 years old, is found to chew sponge. She will not swallow but used to chew it. Could it be due to any deficiency? Otherwise, she is normal and healthy. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Deepak Patel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 11 year old child chewing sponge could be due to two possible reasons which are as follows; This could be a habitual thing. It has been noticed in some children that they have a habit of chewing things, lip-smacking, making noisy sounds during breathing, etc. For these...  Read Full »

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