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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
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 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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
Got pain that moves round abdomen it not severe sometimes in back I also have floating stools and some that sink do look yellowish?
Abdominal pain: Mild abdominal pain and changes in stool formation may indicate a change in diets or a change in intestinal bacteria . Probiotic supplements can help to normalize the intestinal flora. Antibiotics may be necessary. Elimination diets can be helpful to identify irritating foods. Seek immediate medical attention if severe abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, fever, bloody or mucus stools develops ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My BM will start kinda formed but soft. Then turn into fluffy pieces. Then end with floating stool. Looks greasy. This be from ibs? Or thoughts
More of diet related: There are 2 types of IBS IBSc and IBSd your presentation does not fit any of them ...Read more
Worried about occ.Floating stool urq disc. Had CT scan, u.S. Hida scan and stool tests (did test fecal fat but not 72hr one). All tests normal. Worry?
Anxiety: You likely suffer from an anxiety disorder in which you worry a lot about your health. The problem with that is that it leads to a lot of tests that are not necessary. The consistency of stools depends on the foods you eat. If you eat foods with a lot of cellulose, like vegetables, it floats (which means your stools are actually healthy). Seek counseling because too many tests can be dangerous. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Likelyhood of pancreatic cancer in 34yr male with urq disc. Occ. Floating stool? Normal CT scan of abd/pelvis, u.S, blood, enzyme, stool tests normal.
Floaters are fine: The usual reason for a bowel movement floating is extra trapped gas; this varies with diet, gum-chewing, roughage, how much you talked & swallowed your saliva. When due to fat malabsorption (a much less common explanation) the person is clearly sick; if due to pancreatic cancer you'd be jaundiced. Any further concerns are best discussed with your physician. ...Read more
Im 34 w urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S, hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Can i relax about pancreatic cancer?
Yes, you can : You mentioned nothing suspicious for pancreatic cancer. A normal ct scan is encouraging but is not 100% accurate. If there are suspicious symptoms or chances on a ct scan, a normal ca-19.9 (a blood test that is nearly specific for pancreatic cancer) would be reassuring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should i worry about pancreatic cancer?Urq disc.&occ floating stool. Normal stool tests, CT scan, colonoscopy, u.S., hida scan, endoscopy=gerd/gast. Im 34
Probably not: It appears that all test are normal except for the egd or endoscopy showing gastritis. Assuming normal blood workup as well, i would say that it is not likely that you have pancreatic cancer. My suggestion is that you sit down with your doctor and discuss all tests results and treatment plan. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just found out I had been taking amphetamine 3days In a row instead of mdma. Ever since that I've been having almost mossy floating stools.Why?
Prob not related BUT: it is the LEAST of your problems. Which is that you have been using speed 3 days in a row, and think that that is worse than using exstacy 3 days in a row. BOTH ARE A PROBLEM. The stools you describe usually indicate a higher fat content, and it could be that your diet was different in that time, or that the amphetamine reduced fat absorption. You are getting a drug problem - get help!! ...Read more
I had a recent 24 hour bout of non stop diahrea and took modicum finally to stop it I now have floating stools. Should I have my pancreas checked?
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