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What does it mean when your stool is oily

A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Enteritis: Indigestion of food and Malabsorption. This is a short duration therefore BRAT diet for next 4 days may help you. Drink plenty of water and electroly... Read More
Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 60 years experience
Sounds like: a fat malabsorbtion problem which can be associated with a number of enteric viral infections! Check with your Primary Medical Care Provider if symto... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Frequent stooling: May be food intolerance. Could try avoiding dairy x 1 week, then if that doesn't change it, wheat/gluten for a week and then soy as these are the mos... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Green stool color: The color of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), a... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
Let me explain: Food may be moving through the large intestine too quickly, such as due to diarrhea. As a result, bile doesn't have time to break down completely. Gr... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Lotta possibilities.: Without examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health. This is a perfect description of a liver problem (but only if t... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Unless : Unless you are taking a medication which is turning your stool black, this may be due to gastrointestinal bleeding. Black, sticky, foul smell feces ma... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 28 years experience
Ate blue food...: Blue stool probably means you ate or drank something with blue pigments or blue food coloring.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
It might be related: To GI bleeding. Black, sticky, loose with a bad odor - should be medically evaluated.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Some possibilities.: Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and froth implies not only diarrhea but diarrhea with ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Ate something: Or drank something blue. That would be the most likely cause.