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When I have a bowel movement, their is green and orange grease? Is this something i need to worry about? 58 female had cancer have diverticulitis

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: See physician

Changes as described often relate to bowel/colon absorption issue.
Since you have had history of ca and diverticulitis, these should be immediately evaluated by gastrointestinal specialist.

In brief: See physician

Changes as described often relate to bowel/colon absorption issue.
Since you have had history of ca and diverticulitis, these should be immediately evaluated by gastrointestinal specialist.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Laura McMullen
Pediatrics

In brief: Greasy

Greasy stools make us think about fat malabsorption which means that your intestines are not absorbing fat molecules as well as they should.
Reasons for this include: - lack of bile acids from gall bladder removal, liver damage, or medications that prevent fat absorption - pancreatic enzyme defects - defective cells in the mucosa of your intestines. With your history of cancer and diverticulitis, you should call your doctor to discuss your symptoms. It may be as simple as a previous procedure you've had or medications you are on. Someone who is familiar with your medical history will know whether it is a concerning symptom for you and whether you need further work up to discover the cause. Good luck!

In brief: Greasy

Greasy stools make us think about fat malabsorption which means that your intestines are not absorbing fat molecules as well as they should.
Reasons for this include: - lack of bile acids from gall bladder removal, liver damage, or medications that prevent fat absorption - pancreatic enzyme defects - defective cells in the mucosa of your intestines. With your history of cancer and diverticulitis, you should call your doctor to discuss your symptoms. It may be as simple as a previous procedure you've had or medications you are on. Someone who is familiar with your medical history will know whether it is a concerning symptom for you and whether you need further work up to discover the cause. Good luck!
Dr. Laura McMullen
Dr. Laura McMullen
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