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What are non alarming causes of +fat globules in stool? im 21 &overweight.

What are non alarming causes of +fat globules in stool? im 21 &overweight.

Overweight at 21: You must start with a clinic visit to your doctor. After that you will be asked to see a nurse practitioner to help you lose weight. ...Read more

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+fat globules in stool.21 yrs.Pcos&IBS.But i gain weight completely normal&I'm actually overweight. Could this be bc i have too much fat in my diet?

+fat globules in stool.21 yrs.Pcos&IBS.But i gain weight completely normal&I'm actually overweight. Could this be bc i have too much fat in my diet?

Stool fat: Increase in stool fat may be due to some degree of malabsorption which may be related to ibs and rapid transit if intestinal contents through the intestinal tract, but may also be due to gluten intolerance or biliary tract or pancreatic insufficiency. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests and diet will be ordered. ...Read more

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My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. watery stool.Is this a serious problem?what it means?

My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. watery stool.Is this a serious problem?what it means?

Fat in stool: Fecal fat generally speaking may indicate a malabsorption problem. However this is usually with large quantities of fat in stool. It's concerning if associated with weight-loss or foul smelling stool that floats. If the symptoms are transient and very few globules are found, it probably doesn't require any acute treatment. Your doctor may monitor the child for weight changes or do a stool study. ...Read more

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Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.

Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.

Stool testing: is not a routine test. The reason for the test may help sort out the significance of the finding. Recommend you schedule an in person consult to address this. ...Read more

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Stool test said extra fat globules.IBS&overweight(dont think i have malabsorbtion?).21yrs.Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird

Stool test said extra fat globules.IBS&overweight(dont think i have malabsorbtion?).21yrs.Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird

Unclear question: It does not appear that you have a serious health issue. It would be beneficial to lose weight, easier said than done. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What causes orange globules in my stool?

What causes orange globules in my stool?

Greasy vs. mucusy?: Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests. ...Read more

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White thick mucus stuff in stool?

White thick mucus stuff in stool?

Mucous in stool: Not normal, Best to see doctor and have this check out. Could be several things but without exam and tests not much to help you at this point. ...Read more

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Why was my last stool white and looked like a fat worm?

Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Number of tests: The work up of fat malabsorption includes the stool study already done, blood work, abdominal imaging and ERCP. These tests can be done under the supervision of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more