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should i be worried about floating stools most of the time

A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julian Bennett
22 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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Dr. Jalal Zuberi
45 years experience Pediatrics
Floating stools: Floating stools are generally not a big cause of concern by themselves if your health otherwise is OK. Most of the time, a change in diet can cause st ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 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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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 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Flat stool: Flat stools are not unusual and may occur in irritable bowel syndrome or spastic colitis. Since you also have normal shaped stools at times, a constri ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Lack of bile: If you meant gastric bypass surgery, i.e., Roux en-y, you need to keep in regular touch with your doctor and take the supplemental nutrition to make u ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Very easy to: test for blood.This must be ruled out with a simple hemocult test.Talk to your doctor.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Milton Mintz
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No history: Of gall bladder problems? No GI symptoms?- if same returns see pcp.
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Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Ibs: This can be functional irritable bowel syndrome. If you are losing weight, have pain in abdomen, bloody, dark stools or fever, see an M.D.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
13 years experience Gastroenterology
Hemorrhoid: Sounds like you are probably dealing with a prolapsing internal hemorrhoid (which is of no reason to worry) however anorectal growths are also possibl ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammad Khan
30 years experience Pediatrics
Please see physician: to test if you really have blood in stool or just red color stool. Blood in stool is not normal and needs evaluation
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