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How can I stop my stools floating

A 64-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Full exam: you will need a comprehensive examination, colonoscopy, stool and blood analysis and an abdominal ultrasound: I would suggest a GI consultation.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Yap
13 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
No: The Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) would not cause "floating stools." You should inform your doctor as to the low BP and dizziness while you ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
White: Mucus may be what you're seeing and it's not necessarily ab normal. Your physician can arrange to have your stool specimen examined at the lab to chec ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Diet related: The consistency of your stools has a lot to do with what you eat. If you eat more foods that are fermentable, gas is produced, colonic bacteria are f ... Read More
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Fat or mucous: This could be undigested fat/oil. Your intestine may not be processing fat properly (especially if it is an ongoing issue). Or it might just be the co ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Loose floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool comp ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Camacho
23 years experience Family Medicine
Floating stool: Stool floats based on the amount of buoyant material in it such as plant matter and more often fat and grease. A stool that is very fatty may be an i ... Read More
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely ok: floating stools usually mean hi fat content in the stool. i would expect that you notice the floating stools after a fatty meal. your prior GI surgeri ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Indigestible: Hi, These are likely indigestible materials which can be seen with certain types of laxatives/daily fiber supplements. Things in your stool always com ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
41 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
In the absence of: other GI symptoms it is probably not anything to worry about. If it persists for more than a week you should see a health care provider for a thorough ... Read More
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