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Are Floating Stools Due To Lipase Deficiency
Incomplete bowel/stool evacuation causing excess wiping. Im lactose intolerant, w/out dairy, stools are fine. Colonscopy show hemorrhoids. Sometimes have elevated lipase. Mrcp clean. Pancreas issue?
Lipases, such as lipoprotein lipase and endothelial lipase, are enzymes that breakdown circulating triglycerides (tg). Specifically, lipases degrade tg rich lipoproteins including chylomicrons, very low density lipoprotein (vldl) and remnant particles produced by breakdown of chylomicron and vldl particles. Decreased lipase function leads to accumulation of ...Read more
Floating, smelly, greasy stools for months. Normal fecal fat, pancreatic elastase, and mg, but higher volume on stool test. What could cause this?
Malabsorbtion: it could be an other type of malabsorbtion not just "steatorrea see a gastro for further work up. ...Read more
How frequently would stool have to float to be concern of malabsorption or problem with pancreas? Stool is still brown, formed and soft no wieght loss.
Have rising ammonia from 55 umol/l to 68umol/l but normal liverenzymes.why is this happening? also had fecal lactoferrin and inc insulin levels.
Bilirubin level was , 5 would that rule out causes of pale stool as lack of bilirubin not white stools just paler?
Can one be so stressed that it causes indigestion, malabsorption? My stools are irregular, loose. Is it stress ulcers in stomach? Celiac ruled out.
29,Male. Recurrent appetite loss, fatty (?) floating broken yellowish stool. Ultrasound, blood inc LFTs, fec elastase, calprotectin were all normal?
Floating stool can be a sign of malabsorption. But wouldnt blood and stool tests point towards this? How does one test for malabsorption?
Stool fat: There are many malabsorption tests. One is a stool 72 hour collection of fat- you collect all the stool and the lab determines how much fat is in the entire collection. Other tests include stool enzymes such as chymotrypsin. A fecal calprotectin may be elevated in patients with crohn's. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more
Little faeces for 3 days. Constipation and excessive gas. Could this be possibly related to the elevated ALT level (75U/L)? Other possibilities?
May be but unlikely: To address constipation, drink enough water to make your urine watery, take a fiber laxative or natural fiber like prunes. Regarding elevated ALT, if you drink alcohol, stop entirely, Do not take acetaminophen till elevated ALT is resolved. If you are overweight, try to lose weight. ...Read more
How frequently would stool have to float for there to be concern of malabsorption or problem with pancreas? Stool is still brown, formed and soft.
What causes steatorrhoea, highish blood amylase & occasionally lipase, loose pale stools? Normal abdominal ultrasound, CT and colonoscopy.
Not absorbing fat: Fat in stool can cause bulky foul smelling stool that floats, oily or greasy appearance. Fat in stool is not absorbed by digestive tract. Temporary steatorrhea may result from dietary changes or intestinal infections. Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from block of the biliary tract, pancreatitis or intestinal malabsorption. Need pancreatic lipase to break down ingested fat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could lactose intolerance cause my gastritis? I have mild villi blunting too and some bile was seen during endoscopy. Is that normal?
Does it stand to reason that floating stool in the absence of fat malabsorption(normal CT scan and 72hr fat test isn't be caused by pancreatic cancer?
Floaters: 99% of floating stools are caused by trapped gas . This is the truth in spite of what you might pick up from 'pop' accounts. It happens to me if i chew gum. Congratulations on not using tobacco. Keep an eye on the stomach issues -- and if the pain changes, consider a check once again. And if you have malabsorption or maldigestion, it's much less subtle than just a floating stool. ...Read more
If my complete blood count/liver test/ultrasound/c diff are all perfect.No jandice.No fever.What is causing chronic yellow watery stool?Colitis?Ibs?Ty
Could pancreatic insufficiency be linked with trouble digesting sugars (bc of amylase), or only lipids?
Chronic pancreatitis: Chronic pancreatitis is hallmarked by problems absorbing fats (greasy, floating stools, sometimes gray or chalky). Problems with sugar metabolism come later as more of the pancreas is damaged. Chronic pancreatitis is further characterized less by low amylase production and more with lack of Insulin production and associated problems with glucagon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SIBO: Sibo is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Some patient developed overgrow of bacteria that can cause abdominal bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss. Symptoms manifest depended on the severity of your problem. So you don't always have to to have fatty loose stools. However, there are effective antibiotics to treat this problem. ...Read more
28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool. Bloating and gas.
No – but what's up?: And narrowed caliber of stool can be commonly associated with colon carcinoma in any age group. It relates to the relative constriction of the rectum prior to evacuation. Other conditions include rectal stenosis, a sizable rectal polyp, or other conditions serving to narrow and constricted the normal sized stool. Best let a gastroenterologist evaluate you by colonoscopy and anoscopy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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