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Dr. Jonathan Field
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
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What causes severe stomach pain, yellow stool with white fat globules, nausea, and vomiting if appendix and gall bladder have been removed?

What causes severe stomach pain, yellow stool with white fat globules, nausea, and vomiting if appendix and gall bladder have been removed?

Several things: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What do fat globules look like in poop?

What do fat globules look like in poop?

Steatorrhea: might cause the stool to look oily and it might float. ...Read more

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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Board Certified, Geriatrics
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Is having fat globule a problem?

Is having fat globule a problem?

Depends: If it is under the skin, probably not a problem. ...Read more

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Dr. Kathleen Berchelmann
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Help! what causes the presence of fat in a stool?

Help! what causes the presence of fat in a stool?

Small amt normal: Small amount of fat in stool is normal ; fatty stooltends to be foul smelling, pale/yellowish, bulky, sticky, greasy, sometimes with oil droplets in toilet. Can be with intestinal problems, e.g. Celiac sprue, crohn's disease, tropical sprue, parasites, pancreatic insufficiency. Can be from olestra, (wow potato chips-poorly digestible fat), or Alli (causes malabsorption of fat), gastro bypass surg. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Fried
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Fat droplets in stool what does that mean?

Fat droplets in stool what does that mean?

Absorption: Usually it means a problem in absorption. The fat goes through the intestinal tract not fully digested and ends in the stool. There are many reasons for this scene which you should discuss with your doctor to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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