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Table 3 Indications for fecal occult blood testing

From: Use and abuse of fecal occult blood tests: a community hospital experience

 • Anemia 280 (38.4%)
 • Melena 81 (11.1%)
 • Abdominal pain 63 (8.6%)
 • Lower GI bleeding 112 (15.3%)
 • Coffee ground emesis 17 (2.3%)
 • Others
(Shortness of breath, syncope, sepsis, nausea, vomiting and fatigue)
176 (24.3%)