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Gillybabe48
Gillybabe48

Not sure this is a thyroid problem. But have had bad IBS and steatorrhoea. After being robbed off for two years a locum lady doctor was helpful and I had a stool test. After three weeks it is still not back and when I rang surgery they said sometimes it can take 6 weeks. Just wondering why it is taking so long. Could it be because of Covid and hospital is overrun.

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Depending which test some do take a long time.

Gillybabe48
Gillybabe48 in reply to bantam12

It was calprotectin test.

bantam12
bantam12 in reply to Gillybabe48

My recent calprotectin took 4 weeks.

Gillybabe48
Gillybabe48 in reply to bantam12

Thank you for answering.

Gillybabe48
Gillybabe48 in reply to bantam12

Does that mean there is a problem if it takes longer or is that normal procedure.

bantam12
bantam12 in reply to Gillybabe48

Results can take a few weeks, doesn't necessarily mean there's a problem, mine came back showing moderate inflammation but I've had ulcerative colitis for years so no surprise.

If your results are still not back ask the surgery to call the lab to find out why there's a hold up.

Gillybabe48
Gillybabe48 in reply to bantam12

Many thanks. Could be Covid delay I suppose,

Google Water Kefir, take it, and you won't believe the improvement.

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