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A 21-year-old female asked:

my stools always float, are brown/orange in colour, not foul smelling & have a little clear, oily film floating around after. should i be concerned?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Floating stools: And oily film suggest fat malabsorption or you may be taking some med(rx or otc) that has an oil matrix. Best to be evaluated by a GI doctor.

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Extremely runny, clear looking stool, liquidy, some sort of orange bits in it,going on for 48 hours, please help!!

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Diarrhea: Most diarrhea is due to something you ate (a toxin), a virus, or bacteria. Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration, start with simple BRAT diet (bananas, apple sauce, rice, toast): see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/2016/11/can-my-child-go-to-school.html Have you been on antibiotics recently, if yes, consult with us to discuss as could be serious issue.

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