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does floating poop mean pancreatic cancer

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Highly unlikely: You are correct that floating stool can be a sign of pancreatic cancer but I would estimate that at least 99% of those with floating stool do not have ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Cancer phobia: Of course. It's human to be concerned about cancer because it is deadly if it cannot be treated, and there's so much misinformation. The "floating sto ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
I think so. : Given your age and the test that have been done already it would seem that pancreatic cancer is unlikely. Most common presentation of pancreatic cance ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Fat malabsorption: Floating stool is more likely to be an indication of fat absorption. It is not a sign of pancreatic cancer.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
No: The consistency of stool is not effected by the presence or absence of cancer of the bowel. The diameter may be narrowed and blood may be present but ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Blood in the stool can occur for a variety of reasons, the most concerning of which is cancer. Certainly if there is blood in the stool it needs to be ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience in Gastroenterology
Sometimes.: Calprotectin is a biochemical test for intestinal inflammation. As such, anything which increases intestinal inflammation, such as Crohn's disease, u ... Read More
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Pancreas: Please go online and look up "Heterogeneous pancreas". There are many articles but most, if not all, report that pancreatic cancer is very uncommon in ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Color of stool is affected by your diet. It does not mean one has colon cancer. However, if you see bright red blood/bleeding in your stool- then you ... Read More
A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience in General Surgery
No: Yellow stools can have to do with many other things. It is difficult to diagnose pancreatic cancer based on the color of stool. A CT scan will be ve ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Air/gas: Most floating stool is filled with air or gas, not oil or fat.
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. M. Hytham Beck
42 years experience in General Surgery
Not good: mean the cancer most likely in the liver and is advancing. soory, not a good sign.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Radiology: It means it appears to be normal.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Pasty stool: Is generally a mild form of constipation resulting from being dehydrated. Adding 40-40 extra ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily should r ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Not necessarily: It may be related to your diet. Please see your doctor for further discussion.
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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Several posibilities: Truly black stools must be tested to be sure that they do not contain blood. If they do you need to be seen asap by a gastroenterologist and fully ev ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience in Trauma Surgery
HUH !!!: Do you mean under ther microscope or grossly Grossly it looks like a cauliflower
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Highly variable: Each person is different. Much of the early stage of pancreas cancer has no pain. Later stage pancreas cancer can cause a severe boring pain from the ... Read More
A 97-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Constipation: You have constipation. If you are not moving bowels then you should discuss this w your md. There are medications to help get the bowels moving
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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Elevated d dimer: D dimer is not a marker for cancer. it means there is a risk of clotting , iIt is high in DVT, embolus, dissection, stroke, and after surgery, trauma, ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
No: On the contrary, white discharge is almost always associated with a benign process. Niple discharge that is most concerning is watery or bloody, spon ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Goggins
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends: Fluid after pancreatic surgery can be simply reactive to the surgery. Fluid not related to surgery, can be reactive to malignancy or malignant cells ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
38 years experience in General Surgery
Not usually: Bile duct blockage presents with clay-gray colored stools or even dark stools if it bleeds or if sits at the end of the duct (ampulla). Never heard of ... Read More

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