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what do oily stools look like

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Post-cholecystectomy: You may be describing post-cholecystectomy syndrome, which includes diarrhea for which colestipol & cholestyramine often help. Chat w/your Family ... Read More

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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Brown, soft, formed: Basically, brown, soft, but well formed. Anything else on a consistent basis may need evaluation - especially if other symptoms.
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jordan Rush
12 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool: Everybody is different but a long log or s shape is technically "normal". What is also important to note is when there is a significant change in your ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Dry stool: May be constipated .Need to drink about 2-3 liters fluid water /gatorade / juices a day , more in hot humid climates as if not enough water the bowel ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
Means: less frequent bowel movements (Stool "fills up" the lower descending colon/rectum) and /or HIGH FIBER consumption! In any case does not sount "seriou ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Just as U described: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Abnormal stool: May be signs of inflammation or other bowel disorder. You should be examined by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment.
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Celia Padron
38 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Stools colors: the color that you described could be a slow bleeding higher up in the GI tract. the stools are light/white with liver diseases, pale yellow or green ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Malinchak
29 years experience Family Medicine
Stool quality: You won't see fiber in human stool per se, it will just be bulky and pass out easily when you have enough fiber in your diet. 25-30 grams/day is the ... Read More
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Dr. Dimitri Novitzky
51 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Corn in stools: I think you have parasites in your GI tract. Look carefully, or use a magnifying glass, probably you will see fine rounded elongated worms, which most ... Read More

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