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Doctor insights on: White Floating Tissue Stool

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What could be causing my stool to look like tissue / snot?

What could be causing my stool to look like tissue / snot?

Abnormal stool: May be signs of inflammation or other bowel disorder. You should be examined by your doctor for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Tissue (Definition)

The body is composed of tissue that are classically described as beiing derived from three basic embyonic layers known as the endoderm, mesoderm and ectoderm that then differentiate into the structures that compose the body such as skin, soft tissues, bone, muscle, organs, etc. Stem cells are not differentiated and have the potential to ...Read more


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What is causing the white flakes floating around my stool?

What is causing the white flakes floating around my stool?

White: Mucus may be what you're seeing and it's not necessarily ab normal. Your physician can arrange to have your stool specimen examined at the lab to check for parasites (worms, etc). ...Read more

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Having loose and floating stools from one month never improved after taking normet tablets?

Having loose and floating stools from one month never improved after taking normet tablets?

Loose 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

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What is floating stool caused by? Do I need to see a dr about it? It's been going on for months now.

What is floating stool caused by? Do I need to see a dr about it? It's been going on for months now.

Floating stool: Stool floats based on the amount of buoyant material in it such as plant matter and more often fat and grease. A stool that is very fatty may be an indication of a malabsorption problem. Check with your doc to be sure. ...Read more

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Floating stool from time to time. When is floating stool a concern? What should I be on the lookout for?

Floating stool from time to time. When is floating stool a concern? What should I be on the lookout for?

Likely ok: Floating stools usually mean hi fat content in the stool. I would expect that you notice the floating stools after a fatty meal. Your prior GI surgeries, and history may promote transfer through your GI tract, and that can also contribute to large fat content in your stool. Be concerned if stool is white, black, tarry, or bloody, or has mucous ...Read more

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

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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Occasional Floating stool in kids? Is it dangerous?

Occasional Floating stool in kids? Is it dangerous?

Normal: Occasional floating stools are normal and probably related to what he is eaten. If it is chronic, I would talk to his pediatrician. ...Read more

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With malabsorption, is floating stool a daily occurance?

With malabsorption, is floating stool a daily occurance?

NO: It depends on the amount of malabsorption and the amount of fat in the diet and the underlying condition. ...Read more

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My 11 y.o. brother has blood in his stool and on the tissue when he wipes. What could this be?

My 11 y.o. brother has blood in his stool and on the tissue when he wipes. What could this be?

Rectal Bleeding: At 11yo probably a minor laceration-possibly from a large stool that caused irritation/inflammation. Possibly even a small hemorrhoid, but this should get better and resolve. If he continues to have rectal bleeding, even at 11yo, he needs to be seen and evaluated by the Dr. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I just went to the bathroom and have dark small round stool floating on top. Shld I be concerned?

No: No, that's a problem only if it happens over and over. If it keeps on happening, a primary care doctor can evaluate to see what might be causing it. The doctor can also check on things, if one has other symptoms such as frequent constipation. ...Read more

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When I go to the toilet sometimes after I have a stool I wipe and there is an orange jelly on tissue what could cause this?

See a GI doctor: Need a lot more information, examination and tests on the stools. You should definitely be seen and make sure this is not blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools

My stools come out in very dark greenish black pebbles. What does this mean? I've had different color, texture, and floating and non float stools

Possibly melena?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) ; symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more

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What can pink blood like spots and tissue in my stools mean?

Could be many: Things from benign to very serious. Please see a specialist such as colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist and better to be seen when actually bleeding or with a sample to be able to confirm that what you are seeing is actually blood. ...Read more

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Solid brown floating stool, cause for concern? 3 days now. Very stressed.

No: Stool color is normally borown and consisgtency is usually solid. Floating stool can indicate a bit of fat in your dieatary intake, it isw not a disease state, simply cut down on fried, greasy or fatty foods and add fresh fruit and veggies to your diet- should help. ...Read more

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Does floating stool caused by fat malabsorption have an obvious bad smell?

Yes: No mistaking it. The usual cause of a floating stool -- by far -- is gas bubbles. There's an individual who writes frequently with the obsessive fear of pancreatic cancer with basically no evidence. If you are suffering from obsessive thoughts that you have cancer, please get with someone who can help you manage these. ...Read more

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When I wiped my anus today I have quite a lot of blood on the tissue after having stools?

When I wiped my anus today I have quite a lot of blood on the tissue after having stools?

Rectal bleeding: The most common things causing this in my experience are anal fissures or hemorrhoids. Either way have this evaluated by your physician. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I;ve been having floating stools. Their not pale in color or greasy? What could this be?

I;ve been having floating stools. Their not pale in color or greasy? What could this be?

Floating stools: The two most common causes of floating stools are excess gas and malabsorption, or poor absorption, of nutrients.

Certain foods can cause gas in your stools. Foods that commonly cause gas contain large amounts of sugar, lactose, starch, or fiber.

I would see a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Today I had blood in my stool but when I wiped there wasn't any blood on the tissue what doea this mean?

Today I had blood in my stool but when I wiped there wasn't any blood on the tissue what doea this mean?

Need to see your MD: Hemorrhoid is most common in your age, possibility of several other causes but need to see your doctor for examination and treatment, will need endoscopic examination. ...Read more

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If stool has oil, what color is the oil - what color would you normally see floating on the water surface?

If stool has oil, what color is the oil - what color would you normally see floating on the water surface?

Depends: Oil in the stool will typically float as would oil in any liquid such as the water of the toilet. The color can vary depending on the underlying cause. Possibilities from clear to orange or other colors. Gallbladder problems, cystic fibrosis, GI absorption problems and inflammatory conditions can all be a factor. A doctor visit to determine the cause with lab analysis of the stool is beneficial. ...Read more

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I'm 26 years old and had very light blood in the stool and very light blood after wiping tissue this morning please help?

I'm 26 years old and had very light blood in the stool and very light blood after wiping tissue this morning please help?

Bloody stool. Colon: If you have no hemorrhoids, constipation, or anal fissure pain then it can be a serious problem. You should see your doctor for further work up. Good luck. ...Read more

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My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?

My stool has been light brown with what appears to be blood in it. The. Blood is red in color. Also small amount of blood on tissue. Causes?

Bloody stool: You need to see your doctor or gastroentrologist right away, it could be an infection, hemorrhoids, polyps, analysis fissur & so on, if you can't see a doctor soon go to ER. Good luck. ...Read more

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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.

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

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I don't know what's goin on but I have been gettin white stuff on my stools like tissue but not n also gettin really loose stools its not all time?

Call your MD: There are different reasons that you can get white material in stool but almost always concerning. Please call your doctor and be seen to get evaluation asap. You probably can pick up a container from your md or lab to collect a stool sample asap, which will be a needed part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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Everytime I use the toilet 1-2 balls of stool exit &when I wipe the tissue is covered w/a watery brown (almost mucus like at times)substance. Serious?

Everytime I use the toilet 1-2 balls of stool exit &when I wipe the tissue is covered w/a watery brown (almost mucus like at times)substance. Serious?

Most likely not: This sounds like mucorrhea. This is not serious in of itself but is there any blood? The fact that you have this every time might be related to what you eat or could relate to irritable bowel. I would suggest that you discuss with your doctor so that it can be further defined and make sure you have nothing serious. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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