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My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. watery stool.is this a serious problem?what it means?

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Dr. Jonathan Field
Specializes in Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma
Fat in stool: Fecal fat generally speaking may indicate a malabsorption problem. However this is usually with large quantities of fat in stool. It's concerning if associated with weight-loss or foul smelling stool that floats. If the symptoms are transient and very few globules are found, it probably doesn't require any acute treatment. Your doctor may monitor the child for weight changes or do a stool study.
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