A healthy, normal adult usually shows less than 2 to 3 milligrams of hemoglobin per gram of stool sample (mg/gm). A healthy result of the stool occult blood test would be the absence of blood cells, bacteria, viruses, parasites, fungi, mucus, or undigested meat products in your stool sample.
The abnormal result could indicate underlying gastrointestinal issues in your body. Higher values of haemoglobin, which is more than 2 to 3 mg/gm in the stool sample, are associated with various tumour growth (benign and/or malignant), especially in the large intestine. Additional tests or biopsy has to be performed to confirm the prognosis of cancer. Other causes of bleeding could be chronic microbial infection, ulcers, blood vessel inflammation, and swelling, etc.
If your results are positive, avoid self-diagnosis to prevent confusion and panic. Instead, consult with top doctors from India’s trustworthy hospitals via chat, audio, or video calls on the MFine app. After the online consultation, you can easily follow up with the respective doctor in person within the next five days.