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A 34-year-old male asked:

if malabsorption was the cause of floating stool on and off for almost a year would one be able to maintain thier body wieght?

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Dr. Martin Raff
Infectious Disease 56 years experience
Probably not: But floating stool is only one potential manifestation of malabsorption and may occur in the absence of malabsorption.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Most of the time floating stool is not a sign that anything is wrong. Its caused by excessive gas in the stool as the result of your diet and usually goes away without treatment.
May 13, 2013

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