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Mom said shes had floating fatty stool for the last few months. No other symptoms? What could this be?

Mom said shes had floating fatty stool for the last few months. No other symptoms? What could this be?

Poop check: Floating, fatty stools can be a sign that either fat in the diet is not properly being broken down (by pancreatic enzymes) or is not being absorbed by the intestines. There are many potential causes for this but it is recommended that this be evaluated by a health care professional who may want to do both stool and blood tests. ...Read more

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Fatty Stool (Definition)

Fatty stool is a clinical finding in which stool is oily and likely floats. This is often due ...Read more


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Is fatty stool normally regular in shape, color and diameter?

Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more

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I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

I am taking alli. Is it normal to have fatty stools?

Yes: Alli inhibits intestinal lipase an enzyme responsible for fat digestion. So rather than absorbing the fat, it passes in you stool. ...Read more

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What are "fatty stools" is it dangerous and how can I fix it?

Fatty stool: Fatty stools are caused by a lack of digestive activity. The reasons: celiac disease, lack of fibert, and eating too many fats. There are things you can do to reduce or eliminate fatty stools from occurring: vegetable juices improve digestive health, bitter foods aid in digestion, decrease fat in your diet. ...Read more

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Explain why fatty stools result from the absence of digestion?

Explain why fatty stools result from the absence of digestion?

Fat in stool: Fatty stools usually can be caused by poor absorbtion of fats because of lack of pancreatic enzymes or by pathology oif the small bowel.Thborough evaluation of these area is required. ...Read more

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Can one have sibo without steatorrhea fatty stools ?

Can one have sibo without steatorrhea  fatty stools  ?

SIBO: Sibo is small intestinal bacterial overgrowth. Some patient developed overgrow of bacteria that can cause abdominal bloating, excessive gas, diarrhea, malabsorption, weight loss. Symptoms manifest depended on the severity of your problem. So you don't always have to to have fatty loose stools. However, there are effective antibiotics to treat this problem. ...Read more

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Ithink my panctitis, s chronic now. Pain all the time, yellow fatty stool, urine taffy like. Docs say all test came back ok? Why im in pain then?

Ithink my panctitis, s chronic now. Pain all the time, yellow fatty stool, urine taffy like. Docs say all test came back ok? Why im in pain then?

Gallbladder or liver: If your stools are indeed yellow, possible causes are gallbladder disease. Fatty yellow stools are a characteristic of a parasitic infection which is quite common - giardia - but i would not expect constant pain with giardia. Clay colored stools indicate insufficient bile, potential liver disease. Liver or bile duct disease can cause dark urine. See your doctor and ask about these possibilities. ...Read more

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Severe bloating wind and fatty stool also heavy drink and amphetimine user most weekends?

Severe bloating wind and fatty stool also heavy drink and amphetimine user most weekends?

What is the question: I'll agree that you've punctuated your statement with a question mark but I don't think that automatically makes the statement into a question. If you'll reask your question then, I'm sure someone will be able to answer. ...Read more

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