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Had light yellow greasy stool since 3 days. Is there anything serious & which medical tests should be done to know the exact problem?

Had light yellow greasy stool since 3 days. Is there anything serious & which medical tests should be done to know the exact problem?

Yellow greasy stool: Sometimes when you eat butterfish you get orange oily stool. Oily stool usually represents malabsorption of fat so there is -high fat level (steatorrhea) and so can be from pancreas, (bile acid decrease) gallbladder /liver issues rarely GERD/ celiac or giardia infection, hypothyroidism or Orlistat -used for weight loss. ...Read more

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I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green.?

I've been have greasy stool that smell really bad. Along with weight loss but I've noticed the stool vary in color from orange/reddish to green.?

Hang in there: Hello Mike, sorry to hear that you haven't been feeling well lately. Are there any foods which you notice that upset your stomach? There are several things to consider in order to come to a proper evaluation and try to narrow down the possible causes. Stress, new dietary changes, new medications, or recent illnesses can all contribute to your symptoms. I can help. Please contact me privately. ...Read more

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Intermitent LUQ pain for 3 weeks. Dull ache or rare sudden stabbing. Yellow or dark brown soft greasy stools. Not black. Lying down sometimes helps.

Intermitent LUQ pain for 3 weeks. Dull ache or rare sudden stabbing. Yellow or dark brown soft greasy stools. Not black. Lying down sometimes helps.

LLQ pain: Even though your gallbladder is on the right side of the abd, you can have left sided pain with GB problems.
The stomach can also be an etiology.
Other causes may be pancreas, kidney and GI issues.

You need to see your MD, get blood work done and prob have an abd US to find the etiology. ...Read more

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I have sleeping disorder since months & strong Headache, Fatigue, BodyPain, Yellow Greasy Stool since 3, 4 days. I smoke/take Tea too much and eat less.

I have sleeping disorder since months & strong Headache, Fatigue, BodyPain, Yellow Greasy Stool since 3, 4 days. I smoke/take Tea too much and eat less.

Fibromyalgia?: 25y male c/o "fatigue, body pain, headache, sleep disorder" & needs general medical exam to rule out a systemic disorder. These symptoms are signature symptoms of fibromyalgia; which should be considered if no definite diagnosis is discovered. In young males, participation in extreme sports with acute-severe or chronic-repetitive low back and pelvic injury from blows to the buttocks can initiate. ...Read more

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Have enlarged spleen and gallstones...Horrible stomach and back pain. Loss of appetite, eating makes the pain worse. Stomach cramps and greasy stools?

Have enlarged spleen and gallstones...Horrible stomach and back pain. Loss of appetite, eating makes the pain worse. Stomach cramps and greasy stools?

See a surgeon: The first thing one thinks of is gallbladder but more info is needed. Your spleen may or may not have anything to do with your symptoms. Do you have other illnesses? > anemia? Have you seen an md? Have you had any surgery before? The majority of your symptoms may benefit from removal of your gallbladder but the spleen should be worked-up. ...Read more

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Pain under left shoulder blade down left arm, palish greasy stool. ULC discomfort. Heart, iv abdominal ct, and regular egd normal, ideas.

Pain under left shoulder blade down left arm, palish greasy stool. ULC discomfort. Heart, iv abdominal ct, and regular egd normal, ideas.

Possible gallbladder: Talk to your PCP and if symptoms become severe you should go to the ER.
Gallbladder problems can refer pain to the back and grey stool suggests that bile is not getting into the bowel and stool. An abdomen ultrasound is the best radiologic test but you'll need a physical exam and laboratory tests as well. ...Read more

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Hi, I am having bloating everyday, all day. I have brown mucusy, greasy looking stool. What can be causing this?

Hi, I am having bloating everyday, all day. I have brown mucusy, greasy looking stool. What can be causing this?

Diarrhea: Could be a stomach virus, or bacterial infection. Perform a virtual consult for more help to figure out what's going on ...Read more

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Nauseous with oily, greasy loose stool- food poisoning?

Nauseous with oily, greasy loose stool- food poisoning?

Greasy Stool: Greasy, foul stools sounds like any event that result in a poorly digested meal. Any meal that is poor digested will be loose. A high fat diet with a poorly functioning gallbladder will also give the exact same symptoms. ...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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I have occasional ruq abd pain, continual greasy, loose stool w/ yellow color that actually stains the toilet. Very fatigue. No other health issues.?

I have occasional ruq abd pain, continual greasy, loose stool w/ yellow color that actually stains the toilet. Very fatigue. No other health issues.?

Biliary: It sounds like you may be having gall bladder and/or liver dysfunction. This should be investigated by a doctor. You may have a stone or stones in your gall bladder or possibly another type of bile drainage problem. ...Read more

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What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.

SOUNDS MORE GI: Greasy Float BM's sounds like Pancreatitis. There is insufficient data for me. Do you drink a large amount of alcohol? Do you have Diabetes? DM can make you tired all day & is high risk for Pancreatitis. Patients w Blood sugars >250 do suffer from exhaustion. Do you get 7 hrs of sleep each night? You should seek attn from a local MD &have standard Blood tests drawn for DM, Pancreats, malabsorbtn ...Read more

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What doea greasy jet black stool mean?

What doea greasy jet black stool mean?

Dark-colored stool: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums. Silver-colored stool suggests bleeding from the biliary tree. Get checked. ...Read more

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Will I benefit from stool studies at age 35 when I alway have bulky fatty greasy floaty smelly stools light brown not light grey or yellow. Or just ibs?

Will I benefit from stool studies at age 35 when I alway have bulky fatty greasy floaty smelly stools light brown not light grey or yellow. Or just ibs?

Yes: The stools that you are describing probably mean that you are not properly absorbing some of the fats in your diet. This could mean that you are not absorbing certain nutrients either. Having your doctor order stool tests for fecal fat would confirm this. Although mal-absorbtion of fats could be associated with ibs, you need to be evaluated to rule out other problems first. ...Read more

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Gas, bloat, mild pain upper ab. Pale yellow stool, sometimes watery. No other symptoms. Ultrasound showgs no liver masses, no gall stones, but fatty liver. Stools greasy and floats sometimes.

Gas, bloat, mild pain upper ab. Pale yellow stool, sometimes watery. No other symptoms. Ultrasound showgs no liver masses, no gall stones, but fatty liver. Stools greasy and floats sometimes.

You need more eval: This could be a serious problem. ..especially with your liver, but also possibly other things. You need more testing and then appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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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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Notice lots of undigested food (especially greens) in my stools (also greasy and loose). I have a leaky gut. What could be the possible issue?

Notice lots of undigested food (especially greens) in my stools (also greasy and loose). I have a leaky gut. What could be the possible issue?

Pancreas dysfunction: Without much more information it is important to check your pancreatic enzyme levels. This requires detailed stool testing.
Gallbladder also needs to be checked. See your primary care ...Read more

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Hi. I've been eating vegan/raw foods for the past 2 1/2 years. But I noticed when I eat cooked foods my stool becomes greasy with an orange oil color.

Hi. I've been eating vegan/raw foods for the past 2 1/2 years. But I noticed when I eat cooked foods my stool becomes greasy with an orange oil color.

Orange stool: Orange color stool could be from orange-colored foods or high in beta-carotene or from medications but could also indicate liver or gall bladder dysfunction. It is recommended to consult with a doctor to rule out liver or gallbladder disease especially if symptoms persist or develop worsening symptoms such as but not limited to abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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Hey, I noticed today that my stool was greasy today. I don't feel sick or anything. I am 16 years old is it possible I have cancer/life threatening?

Hey, I noticed today that my stool was greasy today. I don't feel sick or anything. I am 16 years old is it possible I have cancer/life threatening?

See below: It is not healthy to be obsessed with cancer or other extreme health outcomes. From what you described, your do not have cancer of any other life threatening illness.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. ...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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I find if I eat lots of chips and fries, my stool looks kind of greasy for the next few days. Doesn't normally look like this. What causes this?

Fat/grease: Possibly, the types of foods you mention, are high in fats. Essentially, what goes in your mouth, defines what will come out the other end in time. So, it is important to eat healthy, and then your stools would be "healthy" as well. Good luck, eat well! ...Read more

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My stool always looks oily greasy. Water turns oily color. What can cause this? Is it normal?

Fat malabsorption: It sounds as though you are not digesting fats properly. Try a low fat diet and if continues try to see your primary doctor or a gastroenterologist. ...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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I have CF and I have been having greassy stools how can I fix this problem? Is it something with my enzymes

I have CF and I have been having greassy stools how can I fix this problem? Is it something with my enzymes

Maybe: Best to be sure your dose of enzymes is adequate. Please see your CF doctor or CF center for an evaluation of your stool. ...Read more

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Lately some (not all) of my stools are yellowish, greasy and float. Also pain at base of my spine. Should I be converned?

Lately some (not all) of my stools are yellowish, greasy and float. Also pain at base of my spine. Should I be converned?

Greasy stools: Greasy and floating stools are the hallmarks of malabsorption. Please see a gastroenterologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Stringy, slimey, slippery, shiny, dark brown thing in stool. I poked it with a qtip and it came apart with a little effort. This wasn't a worm was it?

Thoughts...: Can't say whether or not it's a worm, but the food you eat contributes to the stool's consistency and appearance. Foods with high insoluble fiber (celery) can cause stringy things in stool. Your doctor will probably consider doing some stool studies if concerned, especially if you've been travelling or living abroad. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can greasy fast food make loose stool?

Can greasy fast food make loose stool?

Yes: Try to have a healthy diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils, low fat milk products; curtail intake of saturate fats; no tobacco; and nor more than one drink a day. ...Read more

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I'm having non greasy food, no signs of pain till now. Its been 2 weeks since my gallstone n appendix surgery. But today I had a blackis stool.

I'm having non greasy food, no signs of pain till now. Its been 2 weeks since my gallstone n appendix surgery. But today I had a blackis stool.

Black stool: Black stool can be from bleeding into the upper gastrointestinal tract, taking iron or taking peptobismol or kaopectate. Your physician can perform a simple test on your stool specimen to check for the presence of absence of occult blood. ...Read more

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Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Is loose stools, dark green to black, normal after gallbladder surgery? I took no pain meds, have no pain, ate non-greasy food, lettuce, used laxativ

Here are some...: How have you been after gallbladder surgery? Have you slowly got regular in BM and felt better in general well-being? These may suggest how you may and should be after gallbladder surgery. In fact, you may have more pertinent answer from your doctors since they know more your individual situation than anyone else online. More? To articles in http://www. Formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. ...Read more

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Hi I was constipated and drank magnesium citrate two nights ago. By today my stool is black, runny, and oily/greasy looking. What should I do.

Hi I was constipated and drank magnesium citrate two nights ago. By today my stool is black, runny, and oily/greasy looking. What should I do.

Truly black???: Black stool indicates possible bleeding ulcer or blood loss somewhere in the proximal GI tract. You need to see your doctor as soon as possible to check it out. ...Read more

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Needing to poo frequently and blood in stool. For months, usually after eating greasy food. Generally my diet is quite good, m/20?

Needing to poo frequently and blood in stool. For months, usually after eating greasy food. Generally my diet is quite good, m/20?

See a doctor: Blood in your stool is never normal and should not be overlooked. You need to go get checked out by a doctor. ...Read more