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A 43-year-old female asked:

what is a high aliphatic carboxylate test result in fecal fat test indicative of? reference value <25, mine 39.

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Not much, but...: ...here's a link for your consideration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carboxylic_acid. Better yet, let's please start our discussion with what symptoms or signs you may be experiencing that prompted the testing in question. In other words, an isolated test result out of context has little value but we are happy to help if we understand your primary concerns.

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A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: fecal fat?

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Dr. Adam Steinlauf
Gastroenterology 30 years experience
Steatorrhea: Fecal fat is the passage of fat in the stool. Fat absorption is a complicated process so there are many potential causes. It can occur from diseases of the ileum such as crohn's disease or resection. It can also occur from an obstruction to bile flow.

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