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I saw white greasy residue in my feces the other day. Is this normal? Is there something wrong with my digestive health?

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Dr. Arie Pelta
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: No

Need to see gi.

In brief: No

Need to see gi.
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: White stool

This could either be mucus or fat.
Often the body makes mucus which is water plus electrolytes to push out extra stool. Patients are more likely to have mucus when they have constipation. Fat on the other is something you eat, and your body uses bile and pancreatic enzymes to break it down. However, if gall bladder or pancreas is not making enough enzymes, fat passes undigested and apopears yellow.

In brief: White stool

This could either be mucus or fat.
Often the body makes mucus which is water plus electrolytes to push out extra stool. Patients are more likely to have mucus when they have constipation. Fat on the other is something you eat, and your body uses bile and pancreatic enzymes to break it down. However, if gall bladder or pancreas is not making enough enzymes, fat passes undigested and apopears yellow.
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