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