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What does it mean if your stool looks greasy?
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Dr. Ray Tidman
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Incomplete digestion
Aside from dietary extreems, this represents a serious problem in your intestines.
Please check in with your doc.

In brief: Incomplete digestion
Aside from dietary extreems, this represents a serious problem in your intestines.
Please check in with your doc.
Dr. Ray Tidman
Dr. Ray Tidman
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Greasy stool?
Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) or mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests.

In brief: Greasy stool?
Are you seeing oily stools with floating oil droplets (which implies fat maldigestion from use of dietary fat blockers, pancreatic and/or biliary disease, small bowel malabsorption, or excessive dietary fat intake) or mucusy stool (due to a range of conditions from inflammatory, infectious, ischemic, or "functional" due to rectal dysfunction, colon delay, or irritable bowel syndrome)? Need tests.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fat malabsorption
Greasy stools, unless taking mineral oil, generally means poor digestion of fats.
Can be seen with pancreatic problems, and/or small intestinal problems like celiac sprue, parasitic illnesses like giardia, other GI problems. Needs to be seen and evaluated. See your doc.

In brief: Fat malabsorption
Greasy stools, unless taking mineral oil, generally means poor digestion of fats.
Can be seen with pancreatic problems, and/or small intestinal problems like celiac sprue, parasitic illnesses like giardia, other GI problems. Needs to be seen and evaluated. See your doc.
Dr. Arthur Heller
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