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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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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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When I use the bathroom 90 percent of the time it is nothing but yellow liquid, has little stool that float, and has oil floating on top of water. I a?

When I use the bathroom 90 percent of the time it is nothing but yellow liquid, has little stool that float, and has oil floating on top of water. I a?

Incomplete question: Not all of your statement came through. If you have had unintended weight loss, you may have malabsorption and should consult a doctor.
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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Gastroenterologist: The only way to know is to see a gastroenterologist who will consider a scope and sending the stool for evaluation. ...Read more

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What can this be infrequent floating yellow stools and every time I take milk im passing noisy gas with very bad smell. What can this be?

Lactose intolerance: Some people lose their ability to digest milk, and other dairy products, then get symptoms of loose stools or diarrhea, and gas, when they eat dairy products. You can improve your ability to drink milk by drinking a small amount everyday if you want to develop a tolerance to it. Or treat it by either avoiding dairy, or taking lactase pills each time before you eat dairy. ...Read more

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2 times in last week clear stringy stuff with small amt of blood attached to stool or floating in toilet after bowel movement. What could this be?

2 times in last week clear stringy stuff with small amt of blood attached to stool or floating in toilet after bowel movement. What could this be?

Blood in stools: You should see a GI specialist ASAP. There are many reasons that may cause the symptom you are mentioning and need o be worked up. Do not delay it, make a phone call on Monday please ...Read more

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Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

Greasy, foul smelling floating stools. Discomfort below breastbone. No fever or appetite. Sometimes discomfort under right shoulder blade. Queasy.

? Cholecystitis: This needs to be evaluated by a GI doctor. It sounds as if you may be malabsorbing, and sometimes this is related to gallbladder disease, but other factors may be present. Get seen and assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Had 2 CT scans 1 pancreatic protocall. Blood/urine/stool/hida. All perfect. Why do I have light colored sometime floating stool. All the time. Why? Thanks

Recent change in BM?: If your bm's are ; have been as you describe light colored/floating and you have no physical or laboratory signs of abnormalities and you have no symptoms or ailments which are either chronic or recent related to the gastrointestinal tract then, this is the way your stools are formed based upon diet, amount of heme breakdown which colors your stool etc. By all measures you are good to go- cheers. ...Read more

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Is it a "good" thing if my feces sink in the toilet all the time? I used to think floating = well hydrated; just want to make sure I understand fully.

Normal: Most stool that floats is because of air, rather than fat. It is normal for stool to sink. Stool that floats and is pale, frothy, bulky, foul-smelling, greasy, oily, sticky is not normal: excess fat. ...Read more

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Transit time for beets in stools?

Transit time for beets in stools?

Variable per patient: Bowel frequency in america varies from 3 movements daily to 1 every three to four days. Much of this variablity is dependent on colonic transit. As measured by sitz marker study (a capsule that releases 24 plastic rings in the stomach that then are recorded by x-ray as they move forward in the gut), normal evacuation is defined as >80% rings defecated by 5 days after sitz marker ingestion. ...Read more

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What would cause flattened stools at times?

What would cause flattened stools at times?

Flattened stools: Flattened stools can be due to colon spasms as a result of ibs or obstruction due to a mass or a polyp, narrowing the passage of the colon. ...Read more

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What does it mean if your stool looks greasy?

What does it mean if your stool looks greasy?

Incomplete digestion: Aside from dietary extreems, this represents a serious problem in your intestines. Please check in with your doc. ...Read more

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Is it bad to hold a stool until a convenient time?

Is it bad to hold a stool until a convenient time?

Hard, bulky stool: Children who avoid a stool for whatever reason can later forget to empty. This may result in a hard or bulky stool that is painful to pass. To avoid pain, younger children may try to avoid having stools & older kids may just want to avoid going at school. Over time, this can weaken the emptying function & cause a recurrent problem with slow transit/poor emptying & require specific program to fix. ...Read more