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If a person has hemorrhoids, does that affect the results of

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If a person has hemorrhoids, does that affect the results of a stool sample test if the hemorrhoids bleed some?

Hello. I'm Dr Chip
A bleeding hemorrhoid can show as positive for blood on the stool test

Please let me know if you need any more information

Customer: replied 5 days ago.
Sounds like stool test not very accurate as lots of people have hemorrhoids

Well it's accurate but just as a screening tool

The first thing I would do with a positive test is to check for hemorrhoids

If there were none then I'd move to colonocopy

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