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Is it good for your poop to sink or float?

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Theresa Yang
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Your stools should neither sink nor float.
Floating stools can indicate that there is fat that is not absorbed by the body, or that there is excess gas produced by bacteria in the gut. Stools that sink rapidly can indicate that there are minerals that are not absorbed, or that the stool has been in the body for a long time and has no moisture.

In brief: In between

Your stools should neither sink nor float.
Floating stools can indicate that there is fat that is not absorbed by the body, or that there is excess gas produced by bacteria in the gut. Stools that sink rapidly can indicate that there are minerals that are not absorbed, or that the stool has been in the body for a long time and has no moisture.
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