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Fat Globules In Stool
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
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
Color yellow,consistency mushy,starch granules moderate,ova or parasite no ova or parasite seen,fat globules few,rbc 0-2hpf,pus cell 3-5,bac moderate?
Jeopardy: What is a microscopic description of a stool sample? ...Read more
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
My stools have been floating for years. I've had stool tested for fat a couple of times and the results were negative. What could be the cause?
Floating stool: Increased undigested fat may cause your stool to float ...Read more
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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