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Having loose and floating stools from one month never improved after taking normet tablets?

Having loose and floating stools from one month  never improved after taking normet tablets?

Loose floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention & evaluation please. ...Read more

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What is floating stool caused by? Do I need to see a dr about it? It's been going on for months now.

What is floating stool caused by? Do I need to see a dr about it? It's been going on for months now.

Floating stool: Stool floats based on the amount of buoyant material in it such as plant matter and more often fat and grease. A stool that is very fatty may be an indication of a malabsorption problem. Check with your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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Floating stool from time to time. When is floating stool a concern? What should I be on the lookout for?

Floating stool from time to time.  When is floating stool a concern?  What should I be on the lookout for?

Likely ok: floating stools usually mean hi fat content in the stool. i would expect that you notice the floating stools after a fatty meal. your prior GI surgeries, and history may promote transfer through your GI tract, and that can also contribute to large fat content in your stool. Be concerned if stool is white, black, tarry, or bloody, or has mucous ...Read more

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Occasional Floating stool in kids ? Is it dangerous ?

Occasional Floating stool in kids ? Is it dangerous ?

Normal: Occasional floating stools are normal and probably related to what he is eaten. If it is chronic, I would talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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With malabsorption, is floating stool a daily occurance?

With malabsorption, is floating stool a daily occurance?

NO: It depends on the amount of malabsorption and the amount of fat in the diet and the underlying condition. ...Read more

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Solid brown floating stool, cause for concern? 3 days now. Very stressed.

No: Stool color is normally borown and consisgtency is usually solid. Floating stool can indicate a bit of fat in your dieatary intake, it isw not a disease state, simply cut down on fried, greasy or fatty foods and add fresh fruit and veggies to your diet- should help. ...Read more

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Does floating stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

Does floating  stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

Yes: No mistaking it. The usual cause of a floating stool -- by far -- is gas bubbles. There's an individual who writes frequently with the obsessive fear of pancreatic cancer with basically no evidence. If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts that you have cancer, please get with someone who can help you manage these. ...Read more

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I;ve been having floating stools. Their not pale in color or greasy? What could this be?

I;ve been having floating stools.  Their not pale in color or greasy?  What could this be?

Floating stools: The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients. Certain foods can cause gas in your stools. Foods that commonly cause gas contain large amounts of sugar, lactose, starch, or fiber. I would see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Are all cases of floating stool due to steatorrhea? Is it normal that stool floats? Is this a big concern if it does? Definitive answer please.

Are all cases of floating stool due to steatorrhea? Is it normal that stool floats? Is this a big concern if it does? Definitive answer please.

Floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention ; evaluation please. ...Read more