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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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Sometime there is mucus in my stool and sometimes it's fatty and floating why is this?

Mucus: Mucus in stool is seen with irritable bowel syndrome. Increased fat content, however, can indicate intestinal malabsorption, gluten sensitivity, or pancreatic insufficiency. I recommend an evaluation by a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...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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Can eating fatty foods cause oil in stool?

Can eating fatty foods cause oil in stool?

Not by itself: Fat is absorbed well under nearly all circumstances. Unless:
If one takes a medication to prevent absorption
If the fat digestion is bad (pancreatitis, gall bladder disease) ...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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My diet is high in fatty foods. Could this be why I have oil in stool water?

My diet is high in fatty foods. Could this be why I have oil in stool water?

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

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Fat droplets in stool what does that mean?

Fat droplets in stool what does that mean?

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

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Help! What causes the presence of fat in a stool?

Help! What causes the presence of fat in a stool?

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

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Can too much fat in the diet cause stringy stool?

Typically no: Fat in the stool usually manifests as diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

What causes the presence of fat in a child's stool?

GI infections: Gi infections, such as girardia, can cause poor absorption of nutrients, resulting in fat in the stool. ...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 stools look fatty from having a fatty liver?

Can stools look fatty from having a fatty liver?

No: Fatty liver typically does not affect the stool color. Itis malabsorption of fat that willgive rise to fatty stools. Thiscan happen with blockage of bile in folks who have obstructive jaundice. ...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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My 11mos old baby have fat globules in his stool?

My 11mos old baby have fat globules in his stool?

Stool: Fat in stool may be due to malabsorption. Followup with baby's doctor re stool changes. ...Read more

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Why was my last stool white and looked like a fat worm?

Not sure.: Prompt medical evaluation is warranted for pattern of extremely light stools. There are a number of possible causes such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or obstruction of a bile duct (i.e., gallstone or a mass). Any significant change in bowel habitus warrants assessment. ...Read more

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Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Sudan IV test shows fat in stool. What is the next step to finding out why fat is being malabsorbed?

Number of tests: The work up of fat malabsorption includes the stool study already done, blood work, abdominal imaging and ERCP. These tests can be done under the supervision of a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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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!

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

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What are non alarming causes of +fat globules in stool? I'm 21 &overweight.

What are non alarming causes of +fat globules in stool? I'm 21 &overweight.

Overweight at 21: You must start with a clinic visit to your doctor. After that you will be asked to see a nurse practitioner to help you lose weight. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

Constipation and Fatty stools after gallbladder surgery 2 weeks ago?

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