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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