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When I go to the bathroom fire a bm it floats and this just started happening what could it be?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
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In brief: Most likely diet?

Increased air, fat and fiber can change the density of the stool.
The more dense the stool, the less it floats. Think of it as a rock or a piece of foam rubber. Most likely reflects what you have recently eaten. If very foul smelling, mucous, blood, cramping, or other symptoms, get checked out. Mal-absorption, diabetes, infections and other things can be a problem. Doubt this is your problem.

In brief: Most likely diet?

Increased air, fat and fiber can change the density of the stool.
The more dense the stool, the less it floats. Think of it as a rock or a piece of foam rubber. Most likely reflects what you have recently eaten. If very foul smelling, mucous, blood, cramping, or other symptoms, get checked out. Mal-absorption, diabetes, infections and other things can be a problem. Doubt this is your problem.
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