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if daily floating stools were caused by pancreatic cancer would it show up on ultrasound scan

A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Roman
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Prob not: Would work up malabsorption. Or other issues. Get full work up with your doctor
Dr. Charles Berry
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Unlikely : Pancreatic Cancer may or may not have symptoms of jaundice. There are scans to look for masses in the pancreas. If it's worrying you get a pancreati ... Read More

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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience 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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Dr. Alexander Barkan
24 years experience General Surgery
Steatorrhea: Associated with obstruction of bile canals and like on color not dark also associated with dark urine.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Floaters: 99% of floating stools are caused by trapped gas . This is the truth in spite of what you might pick up from 'pop' accounts. It happens to me if i che ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience 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 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Yes: It would be obvious to anyone. "floating stools" are almost always from gas bubbles. They suggest gum-chewing or talking a lot rather than cancer. Whe ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Floaters are fine: The usual reason for a bowel movement floating is extra trapped gas; this varies with diet, gum-chewing, roughage, how much you talked & swallowed you ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Gemmete
28 years experience Interventional Radiology
No worries: Yes, you can relax, odds are low you have pancreatic cancer. Only other test the docs could perform is endoscopic ultrasound.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
13 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Does not sound like you should be concerned based on what you are saying. The ct scan often shows something in the pancreas if there is a concern.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Typically, untreated pancreatic cancer is rapidly progressive.
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