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fat droplets in stool

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Absorption: Usually it means a problem in absorption. The fat goes through the intestinal tract not fully digested and ends in the stool. There are many reasons f ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Small amt normal: Small amount of fat in stool is normal ; fatty stooltends to be foul smelling, pale/yellowish, bulky, sticky, greasy, sometimes with oil droplets in t ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Yepuri
20 years experience Gastroenterology
Typically no: Fat in the stool usually manifests as diarrhea.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann
18 years experience Pediatrics
GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
44 years experience Endodontics
Roughage: Eat foods high in fiber, more greens, oats, bran etc. Also metamucil is a great source of roughage. It contains psyllium, which should solve the prob ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Grindstaff
38 years experience Addiction Medicine
Floating stool: Increased undigested fat may cause your stool to float
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Rochester
26 years experience Family Medicine
Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
24 years experience Family Medicine
Number of tests: The work up of fat malabsorption includes the stool study already done, blood work, abdominal imaging and ERCP. These tests can be done under the supe ... Read More
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