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Doctor insights on: Oily Stool In Pregnancy

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

Are frequent urination and feces symptoms of pregnancy?

No: One symptom of pregnancy is frequent urination. Not so with bowel movements. The symptom is associated with known pregnancy, it would be unlikely to have it as the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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Pregancy stool softner?

Pregancy  stool softner?

Over the counter : There are a few of them that are over the counter. Docusate sodium and MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) should work. Also drink a lot of water daily. Also can eat prunes or drink prune juice. ...Read more

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Can lactic bacillus with vitamin b complex cause hard stool in pregnency?

Can lactic bacillus with vitamin b  complex cause hard stool in pregnency?

Constipation: Usually not. On the other hand, if your b complex tablet has iron in it, the iron can cause constipation. Lactobacillus is a probiotic used to replenish normal good bacteria in the colon and is usually beneficial in regularizing bowel habits. ...Read more

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Is oily skin an early sign of pregnancy?

Is oily skin an early sign of pregnancy?

Many options: Oily skin does not necessarily indicate early pregnancy. Having said that, there are many skin changes that can occur during pregnancy including acne, melasma, texture, pore size, skin growths etc. ...Read more

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How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

How do I manage oily skin during pregnancy?

Face soap : The hormones of pregnancy can cause acne and oily skin. Use a good face cleanser designed for oily skin. There are many brands available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?

Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?

Pregnancy/Oily Skin: If you have a problem with acne already, your acne may become more irritated during pregnancy. The extra hormones in your body cause your oil glands to secrete more oil, which can cause breakouts. ...Read more

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Tmi. Change in discharge 38wks. White creamy discharge since the beginning of pregnancy. Since this morning it has been clear & oily? --sign of labor?

Tmi. Change in discharge 38wks. White creamy discharge since the beginning of pregnancy. Since this morning it has been clear & oily? --sign of labor?

The baby is coming: I would not call it labor, but your uterus is getting ready for labor. I believe this change in discharge is a sign that you can smile about. Soon you will be a mother. Congratulations. ...Read more

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Cramps & LMP since 15/5 till now, nausea cravings since then. Could it be pregnancy? Love sour products & hates oily food (smell of deep fried )

Cramps & LMP since 15/5 till now, nausea cravings since then. Could it be pregnancy? Love sour products & hates oily food (smell of deep fried )

Unclear: Cramps can be caused by all sorts of things from constipation, gas, intestinal issues, bladder infections, ovarian cysts and other infections. With a vague symptom such as this there is not a clear cut answer. If you think you might be pregnant check then check a home pregnancy test. They are cheap, reliable and available at any pharmacy. ...Read more

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Why would you have orange, oily stool?

Why would you have orange, oily stool?

Poly stool: Could be from fat malabsorption also called steatorhea . Can be associated with pancreatic disease or medications. ...Read more

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Is having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) serious?

Is having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) serious?

Get it checked.: Foods that can cause orange stools: sweet potatoes, carrots, winter squash, cilantro, thyme, kale, spinach, turnip greens & collards. Artificial food coloring & some meds (antacids) are other reasons. Inadequate bile, gallstones, blocked bile ducts, irritable bowel & diarrhea are possibilities especially with symptoms like diarrhea, constipation or abd.Discomfort. Stooling change warrants eval. ...Read more

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Could having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) be a serious issue?

Could having orange oily stools (steatorrhea) be a serious issue?

Vitamin Deficiencies: Vitamins A, D, E, K are fat-soluble and having steatorrhea could mean you would not be absorbing these vitamins and could result in deficiencies on these vitamins. ...Read more

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Stool has been normal before today. Yesterday I ate a large, very fatty, oily meal. Today I have grey light stool? Can this still be normal?

Stool has been normal before today. Yesterday I ate a large, very fatty, oily meal. Today I have grey light stool? Can this still be normal?

Fatty stools: Yes - this can be seen with a large fatty meal. Its steatorrhoea - the stools are light in color and usually smelly and floats ...Read more

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Everytime i eat out my stools are yellow oily and foul smelling. Sometimes have pain in my back. Started happening 2 months ago. Is it gallbladder?

Everytime i eat out my stools are yellow oily and foul smelling. Sometimes have pain in my back. Started happening 2 months ago. Is it gallbladder?

Possibly: If you have any serious concern about your gallbladder, start by seeing your doctor. An ultrasound or certain blood tests might be in order. There are other possible causes that are worth checking as well. ...Read more

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Is oily stool a sign of malabsorption

Possibly: It is more likely indicative of a bad dietary intake. ...Read more

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Why would I have dark orange oily stool?

Why would I have dark orange oily stool?

Fat droplet in stool: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications ; supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, ; other factors. You are describing steatorrhea--due to maldigestion, pancreatic insufficiency, ingestion of olestra or orlistat, high fat intake... ...Read more

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What foods cause orange oily fat in stool?

What foods cause orange oily fat in stool?

Fatty Foods.: Not normal to have orange oily fat in stools. Body usually absorbs 100% of fats consumed. There is something wrong, either medications like 'orlistat' or Alli, or deficiencies of enzymes are causing this. Sometimes a parasitic infection can cause this. See your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can you have malabsorption with no oily stool and normal perfectly normal albumin levels?

Can you have malabsorption with no oily stool and normal perfectly normal albumin levels?

Complex: Malabsorption can take several forms, depending on the underlying condition. You should have a stool sample reviewed, your fat soluble vitamin levels checked and your gallbladder and liver enzymes checked. Please see a good internal medicine doctor and gastroenteroloist if warranted. ...Read more

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Does having your gallbladder removed affect the color, consistency of your stool? Can it make you have somewhat oily BMs?

Does having your gallbladder removed affect  the color, consistency of your stool? Can it make you have somewhat oily BMs?

Yes, bile: flow might be altered after cholecystectomy, and change appearance of your stool. Oily stool, or steatorrhea, is typically caused by pancreatic insufficiency, not by cholecystectomy. Bring this to your doctor's attention, so proper tests can be done. ...Read more

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My 7 year old just had a stool with orange oily drops but said there was no pain. Should I take to his Dr. or wait to see if it continues?

My 7 year old just had a stool with orange oily drops but said there was no pain. Should I take to his Dr. or wait to see if it continues?

Fat in stool: I would wait to see if it continues or at least she has it again. There are some foods that can cause this when ingested. The most notorious is the fish Escolar. If it is only once, with no other symptoms, wait and see. ...Read more

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What causes severe gut pain that comes on suddenly last 5 minutes on and off, can be relieved by passing stools sometimes fainting, oily stools?

What causes severe gut pain that comes on suddenly last 5 minutes on and off, can be relieved by passing stools sometimes fainting, oily stools?

IBS: Your age suggests intestinal dysfunction and irritable bowel syndrome. The oily stools suggest suboptimal ability to digest fats & an inherited enzyme (fat digesting) deficiency. Perhaps you have gluten intolerance (celiac disorder), and you should see a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I have a colonoscopy coming up but I have a few questions. I have a clear oily foul smelling leakage from my rectum an oily stools is it steatorhea?

I have a colonoscopy coming up but I have a few questions. I have a clear oily foul smelling leakage from my rectum an oily stools is it steatorhea?

Does it float?: Does this oily leakage float on top of the toilet water? If so, it is steatorrhea. There are specific tests that you can do to check for steatorrhea. If present, this can be a sign of a deficiency in the enzymes that your pancreas gland produces. ...Read more

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I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should i be concerned.

I have oily orange stool with no major changes to my diet. Should i be concerned.

See your doctor: See your doctor to discuss this. Sometimes stool can change from diet, medications, infection, or other problem. Good luck. ...Read more

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