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A 35-year-old male asked:

does it stand to reason that floating stool in the absence of fat malabsorption(normal ct scan and 72hr fat test isn't be caused by pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
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 chew gum. Congratulations on not using tobacco. Keep an eye on the stomach issues -- and if the pain changes, consider a check once again. And if you have malabsorption or maldigestion, it's much less subtle than just a floating stool.

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Last updated Mar 3, 2014

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