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Fit test came back postive

ritz667
ritz667

Hi, my Dr asked me to do a fit test as I contacted her about blood in my poo and soft stools and runny diarrhoea.

It came back postive and I am so stressed out

She has arranged a consultation with the hospital

Recently I have started to feel more tired, but no anemia has showed up. I have started getting breathless though when out going for a walk, again nothing to serious but slightly noticeable

I still have my appetite and haven't lost any weight in the last six months

I do have a history of IBS which started in 2010, I am 56 years old

To be honest I have noticed streaks of blood in my poo for the last six months but due to stress at work and fear I didn't do anything about it until know

I keep on looking at various websites for symptoms

I dont have cramps or abdominal pains

Sorry about the rambling post but any advise or thoughts would be greatly appreciated

8 Replies

A positive FIT test is concerning.

I had one of those and it turned out the reagent was faulty and the FIT test program was discontinued for quite some time for my area (6 months?) because of that, but usually they're quite good and a positive result needs to be taken seriously as an indicator of a likely need for a colonoscopy (I've had four of those).

~wbic, member coloncancerconnected forum

But surely fit test would be positive if you can see blood yourself?

Hi ritz667I had no visible blood but On going abdo pain I to an 56 My fit test came back 158 I had colonoscopy and everything was was clear! So hopefully so will yours

Good luck

Dhaymo
Dhaymo in reply to Georgie999

I had fit test 136. My pop is normal but bad pain on left side of abdomen. Wait for colonoscopy. Am terrified of

ritz667
ritz667 in reply to Georgie999

Thank you ! My fit test result was 22 , she said normal is 6 so that has made me quite worried

Georgie999
Georgie999 in reply to ritz667

It picks up the finest microbes of blood so try not to worry prep was a bit of a nightmare make sure you keep a book or kindle handy in the loo cause you'll spend a bit of time in there! I just had gas and air for colonoscopy used it on way in then watched everything on way out on the screen found one small poylop which was a coincidental find and nothing to do with symptoms so they removed it ( histology all good) they then tattoo where it's taken from in case you have a problem they know where to return to. So have had my first tattoo at 56 and can't show anyone!;😂

Nicole_GCCA
Nicole_GCCAAdministrator in reply to Georgie999

Georgie999 - That's great news - glad to hear the colonoscopy showed no signs of cancer. Have they identified the source of your pain? If you are still experiencing pain, we encourage you to continue to work with your healthcare team to find out what's causing the pain and how to manage it/treat the cause.

If you aren't already a member of these two groups on HealthUnlocked, I recommend you check them out:

healthunlocked.com/crohns-c...

healthunlocked.com/theibsne...

Many members have lots of great experience and advice when it comes to abdominal pain.

We are so glad that your colonoscopy showed no signs of cancer. We often hear from people that once the Dr. determined there was no cancer, they felt like the search to figure out how to identify and treat the cause of the symptoms was less of a priority. If that is the case for you, we recommend seeking out a specialist that has experience in GI conditions/undiagnosed especially. Again, the above groups can be a great resource.

~Nicole, GCCA Staff Member & Colon Cancer Connected Site Administrator.

Just a reminder - this group is here to offer support, share experiences, and offer our thoughts - but this is not medical advice, and you should always consult your medical professional(s). Additionally, for all emergencies, seek urgent medical care, never delay.

Nicole_GCCA
Nicole_GCCAAdministrator

Dear ritz667 ,

Thank you for posting in Colon Cancer Connected. I'm sorry that the positive fit is causing you anxiety.

It is totally normal to be concerned when a test comes back positive. The best thing you can do is be as prepared as possible for what I'm guessing will be a colonoscopy (unless for some reason they would be doing a virtual colonoscopy, also known as CT colonography), but likely a colonoscopy is the next step.

Having positive FIT results can cause a lot of anxiety, and I would recommend doing your best not to get ahead of being sure you have colorectal cancer. I know this is really difficult to do - and so we recommend that you put your energy into getting the colonoscopy scheduled (if it is not already) and preparing for the colonoscopy. A positive FIT is not a colorectal cancer diagnosis, but we do know that it can cause a great deal of anxiety.

The FIT identified that there was blood in the stool. The positive result could be caused by a stomach ulcer, hemorrhoids, other inflammation. A positive FIT can also be due to a polyp, a pre-cancerous polyp, or colorectal cancer. A positive FIT means you need a colonoscopy to determine the reason for the positive result, but sometimes there are false positives, meaning that the FIT was positive, but there is no cancer.

We're here for you to answer any questions you have about what you can expect in the "prep" process the day/night before a colonoscopy, or any other questions you might have. We're also here if you want to vent.

Please keep us posted on what the specialist says and what the next steps are.

~Nicole, GCCA Staff Member & Colon Cancer Connected Site Administrator.

Just a reminder - this group is here to offer support, share experiences, and offer our thoughts - but this is not medical advice, and you should always consult your medical professional(s). Additionally, for all emergencies, seek urgent medical care, never delay.

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