Lower gastrointestinal symptoms are not predictive of colorectal neoplasia in a faecal occult blood screen-positive population.

@article{Ahmed2005LowerGS,
  title={Lower gastrointestinal symptoms are not predictive of colorectal neoplasia in a faecal occult blood screen-positive population.},
  author={Shabeer Ahmed and Amy Leslie and Mohamed A. Thaha and Frank A. Carey and Robert J. C. Steele},
  journal={The British journal of surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={92 4},
  pages={
          478-81
        }
}
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the incidence of lower gastrointestinal symptoms in faecal occult blood (FOB) test-positive participants in a colorectal screening programme, and to compare the colonoscopic findings in symptomatic and asymptomatic individuals. METHODS Five hundred and sixty-three consecutive individuals with a positive FOB test in the Scottish arm of the national colorectal cancer screening pilot were studied. All were aged between 50 and 69 years and… CONTINUE READING

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