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What Does It Means When You Have Moderate Fat Globules
My 3 years old kid has few fat globules in his stool exam. Watery stool. Is this a serious problem? What it means?
Fat in stool: Fecal fat generally speaking may indicate a malabsorption problem. However this is usually with large quantities of fat in stool. It's concerning if associated with weight-loss or foul smelling stool that floats. If the symptoms are transient and very few globules are found, it probably doesn't require any acute treatment. Your doctor may monitor the child for weight changes or do a stool study. ...Read more
Color yellow, consistency mushy, starch granules moderate, ova or parasite no ova or parasite seen, fat globules few, rbc 0-2hpf, pus cell 3-5, bac moderate?
Jeopardy: What is a microscopic description of a stool sample? ...Read more
Something in pooh: If the baby is growing and thriving there is nothing to worry about. If not these could represent poor absorption of fat and require a visit to your pediatrician. Baby's pooh can look strange and depends on diet. Changes in the look of the pooh is to be expected with introduction to various solid foods around six months. ...Read more
Hello, my 3 year old has fat globules present in the routine stool test. What should be done? I can also forward the lab report.
Stool testing: Is not a routine test. The reason for the test may help sort out the significance of the finding. Recommend you schedule an in person consult to address this. ...Read more
Thick phlegm globules (clear mostly, white sometimes), dry but deep cough, mild temperature, 4+ weeks. Doctor hears nothing in chest. What is it?
Atypical pneumonia: Atypical pneumonia is an infection in the lungs caused my unusual bacteria like mycoplasma or legionella and where the symptoms differ from the classic ones. Therefore, it's often harder to diagnose. The antibiotics used are different and if it becomes severe it may require hospitalization. If you're not getting better, ask your physician what he /she thinks and if a chest x-ray is warranted. ...Read more
Stool test said extra fat globules. IBS&overweight (dont think I have malabsorbtion?).21yrs. Stool usually brown sometimes lighter/darker but nth weird
It does not appear that you have a serious health issue. It would be beneficial to lose weight, easier said than done.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more
+fat globules in stool.21 yrs. Pcos&IBS. But I gain weight completely normal&I'm actually overweight. Could this be bc I have too much fat in my diet?
Stool fat: Increase in stool fat may be due to some degree of malabsorption which may be related to ibs and rapid transit if intestinal contents through the intestinal tract, but may also be due to gluten intolerance or biliary tract or pancreatic insufficiency. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you. Appropriate tests and diet will be ordered. ...Read more
Greasy vs. Mucusy?: Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) vs mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests. ...Read more
I feel small knots or globules on my sides and stomach that really hurt when I press on them. They are sporadic. Very similar to stress knots?
?: Do not squeeze them. Probably lipomas, but check with your doc. ...Read more
Liver biopsy: PAS:Glycogenated hepatocytes PAS w diastase: no hyaline globules No stainable iron Does this rule out fatty liver or liver disease?
Not all diseases: It rules deposition of iron and carbohydrates. The description does not mention fat. At times biopsy may not contain lesions present elsewhere in the organ. It would be prudent to discuss it with your doctor and better yet with your doctor and the pathologist who reviewed the biopsy. ...Read more
Large globules of blood after loose bowel motion, is this a cause for concern? Also stomach pains, intermittent.
Ischemic colitis?: Blood in stool is a warning sign. Brisk bleeding warrants emergency care. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma), but evaluation is always appropriate, particularly for an older individual such as yourself with associated risk of: ischemic colitis, enteric infection (c.Difficile?), colon tumors. Don't wait until you're passing out--get to the hospital now please. ...Read more
Good question: In general, great than 4 cm. It's thought to be due to various intrauterine infections and increased fetal morbidity and mortality. The literature is all over the place, however. If baby is growing fine, that's all that's important. ...Read more
No: I assume you an adult. Most adults would be delighted to be this slim. The best way to estimate bodyfat is by belly and arm skinfold thickness. The fact that you'd ask this question makes me worry whether you have body dysmorphic disorder and are actually a hunk / beauty who doesn't realize what a good looker you really are. Only you can answer this. ...Read more
Social pressure: There are many movies and novels about the teen aged years demonstrating enormous social pressure and plain meanness of girls to each other. Since thinness is a desirable feature, fat girls sometimes are the butt of jokes an social isolation. These activities are much more common in groups rather than in isolation. ...Read more
No definition: This is a more difficult question than it may seem. There is no one answer as it involves evaluation of each individual. I would discuss this question with your primary physician to see if further care is appropriate. ...Read more
Don't know enough: About your d/c to say. A clumpy (cottage cheese- like), white, non- odorous discharge associated w itching, burning, swelling or redness can be due to yeast infections. F you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for eval. ...Read more
Nope: The gallbladder is a small hollow organ that holds bile. This helps us digest fat. When you look at the gallbladder with an ultrasound the bile can appear like sludge which probably just describes the consistency of the bile. Thickening of the gallbladder wall can be seen on the ultrasound as well and usually is a result of inflammation. These are two different findings. ...Read more
Bronchitis: You may have a sinus, tracheal or bronchial bacterial infection. If you smoke, stop. You may need antibiotics. Please consult your doctor or use Healthtap Prime. ...Read more
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