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Should bowel movements look slimy? If not what does it mean?

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Dr. Elie Schochet
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: NO

Stool may take on a slimy appearance for a few reasons.
Most commonly, there may be some underlying colon infection especially if you have been around sick people, traveled abroad or taken recent antibiotics. It may also represent a problem with your ability to absorb fats. If fats are undigested they will produce a shiny slimy texture and the stool may float. Seek medical care if it doesn't impro.

In brief: NO

Stool may take on a slimy appearance for a few reasons.
Most commonly, there may be some underlying colon infection especially if you have been around sick people, traveled abroad or taken recent antibiotics. It may also represent a problem with your ability to absorb fats. If fats are undigested they will produce a shiny slimy texture and the stool may float. Seek medical care if it doesn't impro.
Dr. Elie Schochet
Dr. Elie Schochet
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