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St. Paul's , NC
A 56-year-old male asked:

Gas, bloat, mild pain upper ab. pale yellow stool,sometimes watery. no other symptoms. ultrasound showgs no liver masses, no gall stones, but fatty liver. stools greasy and floats sometimes.

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Dr. Mary Ness
40 years experience
You need more eval: This could be a serious problem ...especially with your liver, but also possibly other things. You need more testing and then appropriate treatment.
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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 66 years experience
Pancreatitis: All symptoms relate to failure to digest foods properly. In particular floating stool suggests that there is a large amount of undigested fat in the stool. This occurs when there is a failure to produce an adequate amount of pancreatin which is activated normally by bile. When pancreatin decreases fat appears in stool and there may be signs of fatty liver and mild mid abdominal pancreatic pain.
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Last updated Aug 2, 2016


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