does NOT mean that you have cancer. However, it is very important to attend follow-up tests to determine the reason for the abnormal result.
If you have an abnormal result your doctor will make recommendations for follow-up testing. Usually, colonoscopy
is recommended. This is a common procedure that allows a specialist to look at the inside of the colon and rectum to make a diagnosis.
While waiting for your colonoscopy, please speak with your health care provider if you are experiencing these symptoms at any time:
- Blood in your stool
- Abdominal pain
- Change in bowel habits
- Unexplained weight loss
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. For more information on what it means to have an abnormal FIT result, watch the video