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i ate cashews and noticed there's nuts in my stool? how can i know if i have malabsorption? my stool is mainly yellow, thin(changes) not solid and mucus. sometime floats also having weird symptoms

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
STOP being: a STOOL WATCHER!!!!! MANY substances pass into the stool unchanged (eg nuts , corn, etc) and mucous is a NORMAL part of stool (excreted by an irritated colon) "Floating " is due to FAT ingestion! So COME ON NOW!!!! STOP WATCHING and if you CAN'T discuss this with your Primary Care Provider (PCP) Hope this helps! Dr Z

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