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A 29-year-old male asked:

dark & oily stool with foul smelling gas. colonoscopy removed polyp, normal. not taking supplements. diet is high on protein & veggies. abdominal ct scan was normal. been on omeprazole for 2 yrs for gerd due to hiatal hernia. what might cause this?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Oily stools: Oily stools can be seen in irritable bowel syndrome but also with malabsirption of fats caused by high fat ingestion, gall bladder,liver pancreatic disorders or gluten intolerance or sensitivity. Your gastroenterologist will be able to advise you and order appropriate testing. Foul smelling stools, in my opinion, is nonspecific.

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