A 34-year-old male asked:
will i benefit from stool studies at age 35 when i alway have bulky fatty greasy floaty smelly stools light brown not light grey or yellow.or just ibs?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 36 years experience
Yes: The stools that you are describing probably mean that you are not properly absorbing some of the fats in your diet. This could mean that you are not absorbing certain nutrients either. Having your doctor order stool tests for fecal fat would confirm this. Although mal-absorbtion of fats could be associated with ibs, you need to be evaluated to rule out other problems first.
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