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Explain why fatty stools result from the absence of digestion?

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Dr. Lewis Mufson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lewis Mufson
Dr. Lewis Mufson
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Digestive enzymes

In order to absorb fat, your body requires that pancreatic enzymes digest the fat into a form that can be absorbed by your small intestine.
If you have pancreatic insufficiency where you do not make enough digestive enzymes to break down the fat. Fat will go down the stool.

In brief: Digestive enzymes

In order to absorb fat, your body requires that pancreatic enzymes digest the fat into a form that can be absorbed by your small intestine.
If you have pancreatic insufficiency where you do not make enough digestive enzymes to break down the fat. Fat will go down the stool.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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