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White Fatty Substance In Stool
What would cause a sudden onset of passing small pebble stool covered in thick white mucus/fatty like substance?
Fat/fiber: With mucous is the most common reason for this to occur. ...Read more
Hi I have just been diagnosed with fatty liver disease! Over the last week or so I've noticed a clear goo substance in my stools need I be worried?
Probably unrelated: The two are probably unrelated but would consult your MD if goo continues. ...Read more
Stool: Generally bulky, light-colored (grey-yellow), greasy and oily, floats and smells foul. ...Read more
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
Steatorrhea: Two things are likely at play here: (1) the high fat content of your diet, and (2) the likelihood that your body has a problem absorbing the fat in your diet. It's unlikely that you're overwhelming your fat-absorptive mechanism with dietary fats, so there may be an absorption issue here as well. You should see a GI doctor for relevant diagnostic testing. ...Read more
Absorption: Usually it means a problem in absorption. The fat goes through the intestinal tract not fully digested and ends in the stool. There are many reasons for this scene which you should discuss with your doctor to figure out the cause. ...Read more
Small amt normal: Small amount of fat in stool is normal ; fatty stooltends to be foul smelling, pale/yellowish, bulky, sticky, greasy, sometimes with oil droplets in toilet. Can be with intestinal problems, e.g. Celiac sprue, crohn's disease, tropical sprue, parasites, pancreatic insufficiency. Can be from olestra, (wow potato chips-poorly digestible fat), or Alli (causes malabsorption of fat), gastro bypass surg. ...Read more
GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool. ...Read more
My stools have been floating for years. I've had stool tested for fat a couple of times and the results were negative. What could be the cause?
Floating stool: Increased undigested fat may cause your stool to float ...Read more
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
Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?
My test show that I have malabsorption (fat and amydon on stool). What diet should I have. And how can I find out what causes it? Thank you!
Gastroenterologist: There is more than one cause for malabsorption syndrome and you need to see a board certified gastroenterologist who can properly diagnose and treat. ...Read more
Mom said she's 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
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
I had change in my bowels, when I go loo I noticed some white stuff on my stool not sure if fatty or not bit how toilet paper looks but its not?
Probably mucous: The colon makes mucous as a natural lubricant - and it looks like, well to use a common word, "snot". It is made both when you are constipated as well as occasionally with the irritation of diarrhea. I suspect that I what you are seeing. ...Read more
Is it normal to still have fatty stools after a gallbladder removal? I am having stools that appear like I am not digesting fat. I s that normal 3 years after I have had my gallbladder removed?
Can be: Depends on the amount of fat you are consuming all at once. Limit the fat and if no better see a GI specialist. ...Read more
Bowel irregularity: Is common after gallbladder surgery. Constipation often occurs from narcotic pain medication. Stop pain medication, drink more water, use a laxative if necessary, avoid fried fatty greasy foods for a while. See your surgeon for follow up and call them if rhere are problems. ...Read more
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