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I find if i eat lots of chips and fries, my stool looks kind of greasy for the next few days.Doesn't normally look like this. What causes this?

I find if i eat lots of chips and fries, my stool looks kind of greasy for the next few days.Doesn't normally look like this. What causes this?

Fat/grease: Possibly, the types of foods you mention, are high in fats. Essentially, what goes in your mouth, defines what will come out the other end in time. So, it is important to eat healthy, and then your stools would be "healthy" as well. Good luck, eat well! ...Read more

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My stool always looks oily greasy. Water turns oily color. What can cause this? Is it normal?

My stool always looks oily greasy. Water turns oily color. What can cause this? Is it normal?

Fat malabsorption: It sounds as though you are not digesting fats properly. Try a low fat diet and if continues try to see your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

SOUNDS MORE GI: Greasy Float BM's sounds like Pancreatitis. There is insufficient data for me. Do you drink a large amount of alcohol? Do you have Diabetes? DM can make you tired all day & is high risk for Pancreatitis. Patients w Blood sugars >250 do suffer from exhaustion. Do you get 7 hrs of sleep each night? You should seek attn from a local MD &have standard Blood tests drawn for DM, Pancreats, malabsorbtn ...Read more

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What causes nausea after eating meat/or greasy foods, which i rarely eat. Vomiting relieves symptoms, 4-7 bowel movements/day, loser stool than usual.

What causes nausea after eating meat/or greasy foods, which i rarely eat. Vomiting relieves symptoms, 4-7 bowel movements/day, loser stool than usual.

Fat malapsorption : Gallbladder, pancreas & other parts of the GI system constantly produce natural compounds to help with digestion of fats (e.g. Greasy foods). An alternation in this intricate mechanism may impede the body from normally absorbing fatty foods. Lose stools & steatorrhea may be observed. When accompanied by vomiting, problems of the pancreas of gallbladder are considered. Internist or a GI dr. ...Read more

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What causes thin stool?

What causes thin stool?

Usually: Something in the lower colon or rectum would be the cause, either stricture, tumor or hemorrhoids. Any change in caliber of stools needs to be evaluated by a colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later. Some type of scoping depending on your history would be the next step. ...Read more

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What can cause dark stool?

What can cause dark stool?

Diet, blood: Stool will vary from light to dark depending upon the diet. Diets rich is red meat for instance will darken the stool color. If there is GI bleeding then the stool may become black. This requires evaluation by your gastoenterlogist as the source of the bleeding must be discovered and corrected. ...Read more