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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #75 on: September 24, 2018, 03:49:23 pm »
I completed my hat-trick last week, and my faeces should now be housed in Nottingham University.

I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of my (negative) results from St Mark's (Harrow).

Hope you get a similar pleasant surprise soon!

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #76 on: September 27, 2018, 06:19:30 pm »
I must remember to finish my poo sticks tomorrow.  I did Monday and Tuesday, but then had a tooth extracted Tuesday afternoon which meant I was spitting blood untill Wednesday morning.  (I'm a bleeder.  Blood thinners because AF)
I figured that if I'd ingested that much blood, it might show up as a false positive.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #77 on: September 29, 2018, 01:43:06 am »
I just received a sexual health kit via SHL, there's a swab for everything including stool. Never had that done before.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #78 on: September 29, 2018, 08:21:46 pm »
I completed my hat-trick last week, and my faeces should now be housed in Nottingham University.

I was pleasantly surprised with the speed of my (negative) results from St Mark's (Harrow).

Hope you get a similar pleasant surprise soon!

I had the all-clear today. Interestingly, the letter was addressed from Nottingham but the envelope said St. Marks, Harrow. Could it be that my poo is so pristine that different NHS branches want to share it?
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #79 on: September 29, 2018, 09:31:19 pm »
That's VERY quick! Mebbe everything goes to Harrow but is relayed from a local hub.

But I am local to Harrow anyway.

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #80 on: September 29, 2018, 11:22:18 pm »
I left pathology as this scheme was being rolled out, but the grand plan was to automate the process of testing in regional centres, with virtually no input from local NHS labs. Local labs were to continue to do the ad hoc testing, but not be part of the screening programme. As I left there was a bidding war in progress for funding for the clever machines that do this stuff.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #81 on: September 30, 2018, 08:44:54 am »
And there was I imagining serried ranks of white-coated lab technicians whose solemn task it was to examine people's poo under a microscope and to say "Yea!" or "Nay!" depending on the blood cell count, and have little competitions to see who could get the most positives before tea break.
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Basil

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #82 on: October 04, 2018, 10:11:18 am »
Reply this morning.

Dear Mr Basil,
Top pooing!

No problems.

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #83 on: November 19, 2018, 11:49:26 pm »
I've done a couple of these screenings now.  I was asked to re-submit the last one. Happily the re-test came back negative. When I reflected on what I'd been eating at the time I remembered enjoying a very rare steak a couple of days prior to sampling, so I reckon that's where the blood cells came from.
By the way, I reckon the NHS is one of the best things we've got going for us in the UK....

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #84 on: November 20, 2018, 12:00:26 am »
I left pathology as this scheme was being rolled out, but the grand plan was to automate the process of testing in regional centres, with virtually no input from local NHS labs. Local labs were to continue to do the ad hoc testing, but not be part of the screening programme. As I left there was a bidding war in progress for funding for the clever machines that do this stuff.

Was the contract won by Crapita?
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #85 on: November 27, 2018, 04:54:06 pm »
Seems poo sticks only improve outcomes for men with left-sided tumours according to recent Finnish study...

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« Reply #86 on: December 14, 2018, 03:13:13 pm »
The first set of sample I sent were unclear, so I was sent a second kit. I submitted that, and it was negative, but it isn't the end of it. Best of three, apparently. 
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hellymedic

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #87 on: December 14, 2018, 05:26:58 pm »
The first set of sample I sent were unclear, so I was sent a second kit. I submitted that, and it was negative, but it isn't the end of it. Best of three, apparently.

Good luck.

I think I would opt for a colonoscopy at this point, personally. You might well end up with one anyway and it would mean less mucking about and greater diagnostic accuracy.

They're not too awful really.

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #88 on: December 14, 2018, 08:00:58 pm »
The first set of sample I sent were unclear, so I was sent a second kit. I submitted that, and it was negative, but it isn't the end of it. Best of three, apparently.

Good luck.

I think I would opt for a colonoscopy at this point, personally. You might well end up with one anyway and it would mean less mucking about and greater diagnostic accuracy.

They're not too awful really.

After the tests I had when I was peeing burgundy rather than weak lemonade, a colonoscopy would hold no fears for me.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #89 on: December 15, 2018, 07:51:36 am »
For slightly different reasons, I need to do one of these, on a regular basis, usually after visiting the specialist.

The most recent one was sent in about a month ago. Results letter came yesterday, all clear, thus specialist doesn't need to see me for a year (was on 3-6 months)

Yay!
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #90 on: December 15, 2018, 09:44:02 am »
The easiest way to get poo on a stick is to eat something that makes it come out like a flock of seagulls, then you can scrape it off the side of the bowl  :hand:
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #91 on: December 15, 2018, 09:44:36 am »
After the tests I had when I was peeing burgundy rather than weak lemonade, a colonoscopy would hold no fears for me.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #92 on: December 15, 2018, 10:14:25 am »
The easiest way to get poo on a stick is to eat something that makes it come out like a flock of seagulls, then you can scrape it off the side of the bowl  :hand:

That'd be sprouts for me then...  ::-)

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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #93 on: December 15, 2018, 10:25:23 am »
After the tests I had when I was peeing burgundy rather than weak lemonade, a colonoscopy would hold no fears for me.
Beeturia?

Definitely blood,
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #94 on: May 30, 2019, 07:50:14 pm »
Just had a communication from my pal Ruth NOTP, but Lancashire. Her husband had two positive tests for blood in his poo and, full of concern, had a colonoscopy. This gave him the all clear.

Medical advice: don't have black pudding in the 48 hours before using your poo sticks.  :D
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #95 on: May 30, 2019, 08:04:24 pm »
Where do piles sit in all of this?
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #96 on: May 30, 2019, 08:43:42 pm »
Different colour blood - blood from them is fresh and bright red - the Nasty blood is much darker and thicker - but yeah- it does muddy the picture somewhat.
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Re: Poo sticks
« Reply #97 on: May 30, 2019, 10:34:32 pm »
Don't have piles either. Last lot 2 years ago resulted in a colonoscopy.

2 down, 1 to go of my latest batch of sticks (this is my 4th lot now). I haven't had any obvious bleeding for a while now, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.
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