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What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.

What would cause water in toilet after bowel movement to be oily? Stool isn't floating, but water looked oily. No other symptoms.

Possibly in the food: There are fat substitutes that are poorly or not absorbed and thus pass thru the digestive system and can be present in the stool. A good example is Olestra, which has the same taste and mouthfeel as fat, but it passes through the gastrointestinal tract undigested without contributing calories or nutritive value to the diet. More popular in snacks such as potato chips, it can be found elsewhere ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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Will anusol suppositories leave oily film ontop of toilet water after bowel movement?

Will anusol suppositories leave oily film ontop of toilet water after bowel movement?

Possibly: If you used an anusol suppository it may well leave an oily residue in the toilet after a bm. Not likely if you are using cream, as not much quantity would be in the toilet bowl. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do I hav oily yellow subtances befor every bowel movement it yellow and it floots on top on the water and has a bad smell

Why do I hav oily yellow subtances befor every bowel movement it yellow and it floots on top on the water and has a bad smell

It : It sounds like you have what is called steatorrhea which means "fatty stools". The yellow stuff is undigested fat. There can be many causes for this ranging from dietary issues to cancers. You should see your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to find out what is wrong and solve the problem. ...Read more

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Only if i eat a lot of fried foods/fatty foods, there looks like oily stuff coming of bowel movements. Otherwise it isn't oily. Normal?

Only if i eat a lot of fried foods/fatty foods, there looks like oily stuff coming of bowel movements. Otherwise it isn't oily. Normal?

No...: Passage of oil droplets in the stools is abnormal and indicates either maldigestion or malabsorption of fat. Maldigestion of fats more often might occur with gallbladder disease or if you've had your gallbladder removed. Malabsorption signals a pancreatic or intestinal disease. See your doctor for consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does IBS cause your bowel movements to make the water greasy? Oily looking?

Does IBS cause your bowel movements to make the water greasy? Oily looking?

Possible: Usually go back and forth from constipation to diarrhea and diarrhea is early morning and fairly predicable. Very uncomfortable ...Read more

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Haven't had bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Haven't had  bowel movement in 3 days, what do I do?

Constipation: The population does tend to-be fixated on bowel movements. Up to every three days is considered normal as long as not painful. The differential diagnosis for constipation is extensive including dehydration, inadequate fiber, medications including agents such as codeine. ...Read more

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'i haven''t had a bowel movement 5 days. What do I do?'

Enemas next: By 5 days, there is a high likelihood of a fecal impact ion. Without trying to loosen that up first, taking anything orally may not work. Try an enema 1st followed by some oral stimulant laxative like senekot or dulcolax. Magnesium citrate as a last resort before seeing your doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more