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Im 16 yrs old. Why would I get floaters in both my eyes suddenly? My eye doc looked around really good and said I have healthy eyes, and wasnt worried

Im 16 yrs old. Why would I get floaters in both my eyes suddenly? My eye doc looked around really good and said I have healthy eyes, and wasnt worried

Usually normal: Most people notice the fibrils of collagen in the vitreous humor of the eye as floaters. Myodesopsia is normal and occurs because the fibrils cast a shadow on the retina. After a while, your brain ignores them, and they seem to disappear. They sometimes occur in certain eye diseases. See an eye doctor if you are concerned or if the floaters appear as many small dots. ...Read more

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Is it good for your poop to sink or float?

Is it good for your poop to sink or float?

In between: Your stools should neither sink nor float. Floating stools can indicate that there is fat that is not absorbed by the body, or that there is excess gas produced by bacteria in the gut. Stools that sink rapidly can indicate that there are minerals that are not absorbed, or that the stool has been in the body for a long time and has no moisture. ...Read more

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Could it be good for poop to sink or float?

Could it be good for poop to sink or float?

Varies: The most common reason stool will sink or float is based on the contents of the stool. The contents will depend on the foods/drink which you ingest. ...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.

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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Is it a sign of good/better health when poop floats or is poop supposed to sink daily?

Is it a sign of good/better health when poop floats or is poop supposed to sink daily?

Not helpful: This is one more "pop" myth. Life and health-maintenance are difficult enough without superstitions. Floating stools are very rarely due to steatorrhea and if they are, you'll know something's bad-wrong already. Otherwise, it's a function of how many gas bubbles made it through to the end. It's of no real significance. ...Read more

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Hi Docs, thanks for ur help and advice, sorry to ask u this, but is a healthy stool ment to sink or float in the toilet water. Thanks?

Hi Docs, thanks for ur help and advice,  sorry to ask u this, but is a healthy stool ment to sink or float in the toilet water. Thanks?

Most sink: Most will sink, but in specific diseases or type of food eaten they will float based on their density, amount of fat and gas. Malabsorbtion syndromes may result in partially digested food with some of the stool sinking and some floating. ...Read more

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Male 25 complete good brown stool but floats eating alot of pasta and quickly finishing food sometimes not floating mostly floating liver check was ok?

Male 25 complete good brown stool but floats
eating alot of pasta and quickly finishing food
sometimes not floating mostly floating liver check was ok?

Floating Stool: have you ever heard the commercial where the jingle says " sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don't." The same thing holds true for stool, ".sometimes your stool floats, some times it don't." Not significant. ...Read more

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Who do some feces sink and some float?

Gas usually, occ. fa: Floating stool is usually due to gas; occasionally poor absorption of fat leads to fatty, greasy, pale, foul-smelling, yellowish, floating stools; not normal. Fatty stools seen with pancreatic deficiency, some bowel problems, e.g. Celiac disease, ileal disease from crohn's, etc. ...Read more

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What does it mean when some pieces of stool float and don't sink quickly?

What does it mean when some pieces of stool float and don't sink quickly?

Usually nothing: You'd get the idea from reading that floating stools mean malabsorption. If you actually have that, you'd know you're sick. Usually they float because of air bubbles -- and this just happens, or is from gum chewing or talking a lot or your particular mix of diet and bacteria or whatever. ...Read more

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