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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.

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.

Tough to say: Stool that floats in water is sign of fat malabsorption, because stool that is high in fat content means that your body did not absorb it. It is a very crude test. If you need to know, you need a 24 hour stool collection and send to lab to test fat content. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Why ask?: Why are you concerned about malabsorption? Is there something else going on? Pancreatic problems would not be diagnosed on floating stool alone. Are you having symptoms? Pain? You say no weight loss? Why are you concerned? Meds? ...Read more

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Stool is brown, formed and soft. Occ. Floats then sinks. Seems to have clear haze top of water. Had fecal fat test but not 72hr one. Fat malabsorption?

Stool is brown, formed and soft. Occ. Floats then sinks. Seems to have clear haze top of water. Had fecal fat test but not 72hr one. Fat malabsorption?

Malabsorption?: Usually excess fat in the stool will result in very foul smelling depositions and shiny (covered in oil) stool. Qualitative stool fat test is a good screening tool to detect fat malabsorption. ...Read more

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What is steady stream of cloudy substance that flows up from stool? Stool is brown, soft & formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan, stool tests, us, hida scan

What is steady stream of cloudy substance that flows up from stool? Stool is brown, soft & formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan, stool tests, us, hida scan

I don't know, but...: Stool is a compacted form of insoluble things your body can't digest, and when it's in water, the stool starts breaking apart. Whatever is in your stool that is buoyant will come up to the surface. To know for sure what it is, you would have to analyze your stool. Pay attention to what you have eaten when you notice this phenomenon! And relax... It's nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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Cleanup after bm is very hard. Stool is brown, soft and formed. However always seems to be a lot to wipe and is mostly gathered at top of crack. Ideas?

Cleanup after bm is very hard. Stool is brown, soft and formed. However always seems to be a lot to wipe and is mostly gathered at top of crack. Ideas?

Probably need fiber: If your stool looks normal in color and consistency, you probably just need more fiber in your diet along with lots of water. I recommend something like metamucil or it's equivalent on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Sometimes I have a strong urge to go to bathroom. And it comes out with a lot of gas noises and floats. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal or worry?

Sometimes I have a strong urge to go to bathroom. And it comes out with a lot of gas noises and floats. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal or worry?

No worries...: Strong urge to have a bm is most commonly associated with ibs or other food intolerance eg. Lactose intolerance. Keep a food diary and see if there might be a pattern to your symptoms that would implicate something you are eating. Good luck! ...Read more

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Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should I worry?

Occasional floating stool, slowly sinks. Some air bubbles. Stool is brown soft and formed. Normal colonoscopy, CT scan and stool tests. Should I worry?

Don't worry: Floating stools are caused by foods that you eat that cause gas production or could be from malabsorption/ not absorbing essential nutrients causing them to be passed in the stool and making the stool float. I'll be concerned if there are other symptoms like weight loss, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, blood in the stool etc then go see your dr ...Read more

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I have 3 brown small embedded marks forming a triangle on my skin. What could it be?

I have 3 brown small embedded marks forming a triangle on my skin. What could it be?

See dermatologist: No one can tell you without seeing the rash. See your doc or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What is a small brown circle that has formed on my tooth?

What is a small brown circle that has formed on my tooth?

Maybe a cavity: This may be the beginning of a cavity. The dark spot could be enamel which has begun to break down and soften. You should see your dentist as soon as possible to rule out any type of decay process. It could also just be staining on your teeth. However, only a dentist can distinguish between the two. Get an appointment soon! ...Read more

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How do I treat brown spots that formed above a male's pubic area?

How do I treat brown spots that formed above a male's pubic area?

Brown Spots in Pubis: Any new brown spots should be evaluated by a dermatologist, as this could be a sign of skin cancer or venereal disease. ...Read more

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My son who's three has yellow mucusy stringy bm's why? Most of the time but sometimes very dark brown. He's not strainin to go. Its formed.

My son who's three has yellow mucusy stringy bm's why? Most of the time but sometimes very dark brown. He's not strainin to go. Its formed.

Food allergy: Very often gut inflammation from undiagnosed food allergies leads to gut inflammation which presents this way. Start a daily food diary to start tracking foods and then go to a4m.Com and use directory function to find a local functional med doc to help you evaluate this and maximize your son's health. Start him on a high dose multi strain probiotic from the health food store in the meantime. ...Read more

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My BM will start kinda formed brown then turn into soft pea green. Looks like small food particles in it. Told I have ibs. Is this normal?

My BM will start kinda formed brown then turn into soft pea green. Looks like small food particles in it. Told I have ibs. Is this normal?

General info: Stool color and consistency vary a lot
it is entirely normal for food particles to be in stool.
Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, ...Read more

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My stool is most often formless or loosely formed and ranges in color from a medium to dark brown (no blood, nothing else I can see). Issues?

My stool is most often formless or loosely formed and ranges in color from a medium to dark brown (no blood, nothing else I can see). Issues?

Fiber to the rescue: While not necessarily your answer, eating a high-fiber diet may help alleviate your symptoms & promote normal bowel function. If no response to fiber supplementation, then certainly seek medical evaluation to rule out malabsorption, maldigestion, infection, enteropathy, colitis, dysmotilities, functional syndromes, etc. Consider reading: http://patients. Gi.org/topics/common-gi-symptoms/ ...Read more

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My stool is soft, formed, and brown, however, there are little white seed like pieces, rice like pieces, and small white chunks. O/p was negative.?

Undigested food: You may be seeing pieces of undigested food. If you have no abdominal symptoms, please do not worry about it. ...Read more

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I suddenly have a brown-ish patch of skin in my leg forming like scar, not hurt, no itch, just feels like casual skin but with brown color, what is it?

I suddenly have a brown-ish patch of skin in my leg forming like scar, not hurt, no itch, just feels like casual skin but with brown color, what is it?

Mole: This may be from a mole which can be flat. Keep an eye on it. If it keeps on growing and gets uglier looking, consult a dermatologist even though melanoma is not common among Asians. ...Read more

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