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I do not suffer from gas so why do my stools float

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stool: Have no idea. If you do not have any other symptoms would ignore whether or not stools are floating. If you actually have other symptoms would see a ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Med eval.: This change in bowel habitus warrants medical eval. This may be steatorrhea.
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Very rare: Pancreatic cancer is not causing your symptoms. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Go dairy free: Dairy free except yogurt- may be difficult for a vegetarian.Check with your doctor to rule out Gall bladder disease.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
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Floater or Sinker: The sinkability of stool depends on the amount of air/gas, not the amount of fat, although vary fatty stools will tend to float. Are you having any sy ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
55 years experience Internal Medicine
It does: Sound like lactose intolerance. Take lactase otc
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Lactose intolerance: Some people lose their ability to digest milk, and other dairy products, then get symptoms of loose stools or diarrhea, and gas, when they eat dairy ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
41 years experience Endocrinology
FOrget it: It depends upon the gas content of the stool. Forget about it and pay attention to more important things in your life. "floaters" don't mean cancer, s ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Unlikely: Although colon cancer would be lower on the list it would not be zero. Other causes for ribbon stools would be polyp , stenosis. inflammatory bowel di ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Any black of very: dark maroon colored stool ( sticky, foul smelling)should be tested for blood.Take the specimen in for testing.Try not to contaminate with urine.The be ... Read More
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