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Fat malabsorption: Steatorrhea means that there is fat in the stool. The pancreas secretes an enzyme, lipase, into the small intestine in response to ingestion of a fatty meal. The secretion of lipase is impaired when the pancreas is affected by conditions like pancreatitis, gall stones that get stuck, or pancreas cancer. Other causes exist, such as infection of the small intestine or crohn disease. ...Read more
Steatorrhea causes : Steatorrhea that is persistent may result from diseases affecting the biliary tract, pancreas, or intestines. The answer to your question will not fit in the space allotted so please go to this link: http://www.Localhealth.Com/article/steatorrhea/causes for more information. ...Read more
Fat malabsorption: Steatorrhea means that there is fat in the stool. The pancreas secretes an enzyme, lipase, into the small intestine in response to ingestion of a fatty meal. The secretion of lipase is impaired when the pancreas is affected by conditions like pancreatitis, gall stones that get stuck, or pancreas cancer. ...Read more
Steatrrhea: The following l conditions are some of the possible causes of steatorrhea. Fat malabsorption disorder Chronic pancreatitis Small bowel disorder Celiac disease Congenital insufficiency of pancreatic lipase HIV infection Sprue Cystic fibrosis Lactose intolerance Malabsorption of fats in sm ...Read more
Yes: It is often related to gallbladder or pancreas issue and advise you to discuss with your PCP or GI Doctor for further eval. ...Read more
Fat malabsorption: Steatorrhea means that there is fat in the stool. The pancreas secretes an enzyme, lipase, into the small intestine in response to ingestion of a fatty meal. The secretion of lipase is impaired when pancreatitis is present and fat malabsorption, or steatorrhea, ensues. ...Read more
Fat in the stool: Assuming there is no jaundice. Either the pancreas is not producing its enzymes (old or new pancreatitis, adult-onset cystic fibrosis, blocked duct, cancer) or the small intestine is not absorbing as it should (celiac sprue, tropical sprue, don't miss whipple's, several others). Treat the cause. ...Read more
Depends: Steatorrhea can have many causes. Pancreatic insufficiency, a condition where no enzymes to digest the food you eat are secreted by the pancreas, is treated with supplemental pancreatic enzymes that are taken with each meal. Other causes include celiac disease, crohn's disease, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, short bowel syndrome. All of these conditions require different treatments. ...Read more
Possibly: Steatorrhea, defined as greasy/oily stools, can result from inadequate digestion and/or absorption of fats in the diet. Pancreatic insufficiency, short bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, crohn's disease, celiac disease, bile salt disorders can all result in steatorrhea. A specialist in gastroenterology can help make the right diagnosis. ...Read more
Stool fat test: by collecting your stool and having the lab examine it. talk to a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more
I think I have steatorrhea but I can't get to dr til April 18. Should I go to er? I am really scared I have had since March 1.
Steatorrhea: Go to urgent care/GI. Urgent care can offer you follow up, whereas ER usually focuses on whether you need to be admitted or not, the work up is limited. Drink 2-3 liters/day water /gatorade. Ask re: probiotic - may repelnish good bacteria. No alcohol, no caffeine. Check fecal fat studies, stool infectious studies, Hpylori. TSH/T4, CMP, lipase,food intolerences. Possible imaging/colonoscopy ...Read more
Go get checked: Steathoreea can be a sign of serious disease , go and check your doc asap. ...Read more
Are all cases of floating stool due to steatorrhea? Is it normal that stool floats? Is this a big concern if it does? Definitive answer please.
Floating stool: Floating stool is an exception, not the norm. Stool floats in part when it contains a lot of air or gas. Diet plays a considerable role in stool composition, but additional roles here are played by your bacterial flora, the effectiveness of food digestion and absorption, GI transit time, more. Exposures? Travel? Persistently altered bowel habits deserve medical attention ; evaluation please. ...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
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