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How can stool sample tests help to diagnose ulcerative colitis?

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Stool sample tests can help your doctor rule out an infection or parasite in your colon. They can also show if there is blood in your stool that you can’t see.

From: Ulcerative Colitis (UC) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing,” “Colitis Treatment Options.”

American College of Gastroenterology. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Cleveland Clinic. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America. “What is Ulcerative Colitis?” “Colitis Diagnosis & Testing,” “Colitis Treatment Options.”

American College of Gastroenterology. “Ulcerative Colitis.”

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on July 11, 2019

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