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Is it a "good" thing if my feces sink in the toilet all the time? I used to think floating = well hydrated; just want to make sure I understand fully.

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Normal

Most stool that floats is because of air, rather than fat.
It is normal for stool to sink. Stool that floats and is pale, frothy, bulky, foul-smelling, greasy, oily, sticky is not normal: excess fat.

In brief: Normal

Most stool that floats is because of air, rather than fat.
It is normal for stool to sink. Stool that floats and is pale, frothy, bulky, foul-smelling, greasy, oily, sticky is not normal: excess fat.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sinking stools

Sinking is good. Most normal stools sink.
When a person has persistently floating stools, we tend to wonder if they have too much fat in them, which could mean they are not absorbing food normal in the digestive tract.

In brief: Sinking stools

Sinking is good. Most normal stools sink.
When a person has persistently floating stools, we tend to wonder if they have too much fat in them, which could mean they are not absorbing food normal in the digestive tract.
Dr. Colin Kerr
Dr. Colin Kerr
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