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Oily Stool In Pregnancy
I've had 3 miscarriages I'm 6 weeks prego again but this past week I've had loose stool everyday is this normal my others pregnancys I was constipated?
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
I have black stools cramping under my ribs mainly my right one havnt had period in 3 months and boyfriend says nipple is longer and bigger pregancy ??
Can we take lactic acid bacillus with milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) to normalise intestine flora and resolve hard stool problem during pregnency?
Early pregnancy symptoms..My skin was really dry and flaky on my hands and face, then almost over night. It changed, oily.Pregnancy sign?
Tmi. Change in discharge 38wks. White creamy discharge since the beginning of pregnancy. Since this morning it has been clear & oily? --sign of labor?
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
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
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
What to do if I have recently gone to the bathroom and have seen black tarry, oily lookin stools that were moving weirdly i'm the toilet?
?melena?: Black, tarry, malodorous stool can be due to GI bleeding - get checked. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Yes: Very common side effect of orlistatGet a more detailed answer ›
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
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
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
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?
Today i has a really long peice of stool n it was accompanied by yellow oily lookin fluid coming out of it n my usual visible mucus. Wat cud it be?
Size matters!: But not in this case. Could be normal if continues see your primary care doctor. ...Read more
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