Only if it was suspected it is from GI bleeding.
Iron deficiency often is.
So, say if you had a positive stool guiac test and iron deficiency anemia....slow bleed is likely.
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This is Dr. David
in the UK, she needs her stool tested for blood.
chance for colon cancer are small
she doesn't need an urgent colonoscopy and endoscopy.
her ferritin levels are low. these need to be corrected first.
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ferritin can be corrected by taking iron supplements.
again, we don't use ferritin or hemoglobin levels to tell us if she has colon cancer.
the stool has to be tested for blood to look for this.