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Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Fatty Stool (Definition)

Fatty stool is a clinical finding in which stool is oily and likely floats. This is often due ...Read more


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Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more

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Explain why fatty stools result from the absence of digestion?

Explain why fatty stools result from the absence of digestion?

Fat in stool: Fatty stools usually can be caused by poor absorbtion of fats because of lack of pancreatic enzymes or by pathology oif the small bowel.Thborough evaluation of these area is required. ...Read more

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I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

Yes: Alli inhibits intestinal lipase an enzyme responsible for fat digestion. So rather than absorbing the fat, it passes in you stool. ...Read more

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What are "fatty stools" is it dangerous and how can I fix it?

Fatty stool: Fatty stools are caused by a lack of digestive activity. The reasons: celiac disease, lack of fibert, and eating too many fats. There are things you can do to reduce or eliminate fatty stools from occurring: vegetable juices improve digestive health, bitter foods aid in digestion, decrease fat in your diet. ...Read more

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Can one have sibo without steatorrhea fatty stools ?

Can one have sibo without steatorrhea  fatty stools  ?

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

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Mom said shes had floating fatty stool for the last few months. No other symptoms? What could this be?

Poop check: Floating, fatty stools can be a sign that either fat in the diet is not properly being broken down (by pancreatic enzymes) or is not being absorbed by the intestines. There are many potential causes for this but it is recommended that this be evaluated by a health care professional who may want to do both stool and blood tests. ...Read more

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Severe bloating wind and fatty stool also heavy drink and amphetimine user most weekends?

Severe bloating wind and fatty stool also heavy drink and amphetimine user most weekends?

What is the question: I'll agree that you've punctuated your statement with a question mark but I don't think that automatically makes the statement into a question. If you'll reask your question then, I'm sure someone will be able to answer. ...Read more

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Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery  2 weeks ago?

Bowel irregularity: is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

Feces is the product of ...Read more