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Tacoma, WA
A 19-year-old male asked:

hi doctor ive been having white spots in my stools but most off which are brown scared of pancreatic cancer help?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Olakunle Oluwole
General Surgery 24 years experience
A colonoscopy would: A great thing to ensure that you are not undergoing anything that you are concerned about. I think that if you get one, it can put your mind at ease
Dr. Anthony Fritz
Internal Medicine 33 years experience
Unlikely: Please see your health provider for further assessment

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Bloomingburg, New York
A 34-year-old male asked:

If occasional floating stools were caused by pancreatic cancer would they be obviously abnormal looking?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: It would be obvious to anyone. "floating stools" are almost always from gas bubbles. They suggest gum-chewing or talking a lot rather than cancer. When due to steatorrhea as from pancreatic cancer, the stools are light-colored and incredibly stinky. If you are obsessed with the idea that you have pancreatic cancer, perhaps a good psychologist or other person can help you manage these thoughts.
Canada
A 19-year-old male asked:

My stool is solid, with a yellow-brown colour. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. My Stool is usually fully brown. Is it pancreatic cancer?

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Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
Paretic cancer: At your age almost certainly not.

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Last updated May 7, 2015

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