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A 24-year-old male asked:

What is normal transit time from food to stool? sometimes mine is as little as 10 hours. fatty stool mucus urgency. normal flex sig,and fc elastase

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
General Surgery 28 years experience
Irritable bowel: IT sounds s if you may have irritable bowel syndrome. Consider adding probiotics to your diet int eh form of yogurt twice a day. Also some fiber may her. A colonoscopy may be a better test then flex sig. Thanks www.drlugo.com
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
General Surgery 17 years experience
Check gallbladder: there are many causes for fatty stools which usually will come out loose. 10 hrs is actually not bad, some people have to go right after each meal. But, RUQ pain can indicate GB problem, which in turn can cause poor digestion of fat. So, avoid fatty foods, oily foods and ask a doctor to get a test for GB function. (It's a start).

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