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Does it mean anything if stool doesn't sink immediately?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 12, 2012 at 10:31 PM

i've always heard that floating stool is a sign of malabsorption and this has be worried. i rarely have diarrhea and my stool is usually a normal color and texture. my only concern is that it will often float for a minute or two before sinking. is this the kind of floating stool attributed to malabsorption or is it only an issue if it stays afloat? i'm having a hard time finding a definitive answer.

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on December 13, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Yup, probably just means you're not absorbing all the fat you're eating. If this because you've had your gallbladder removed, you should look into using digestive enzymes containing ox bile before each fat containing meal, or do this even if you haven't to see if how you look, feel, and perform after.

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:12 AM

That is just a theory on my part, since it makes me think that there are more vitamins and minerals that would be dense, if not absorbed by the body.

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:10 AM

out of curiosity, why would malabsorption result in denser stool?

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:00 AM

I have heard that it floats if you eat a lot of fat, because, as you know, fat and water do not mix very well, so while the fat is still in the stool, it will float, and once the fat disperses out of it, into the water, the rest will sink!

How is your fat intake? Maybe try cutting it down significantly for a few days just to see the effects!

I don't think floating means mal-absorption, since if that was the case, it would be more dense, and sink.

383127951e2e17f23b584cd3842bb796

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on December 13, 2012
at 01:10 AM

out of curiosity, why would malabsorption result in denser stool?

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on December 13, 2012
at 03:51 PM

Yup, probably just means you're not absorbing all the fat you're eating. If this because you've had your gallbladder removed, you should look into using digestive enzymes containing ox bile before each fat containing meal, or do this even if you haven't to see if how you look, feel, and perform after.

5f678ffff153bfc8a17ac1ee438c054f

(1405)

on December 13, 2012
at 01:12 AM

That is just a theory on my part, since it makes me think that there are more vitamins and minerals that would be dense, if not absorbed by the body.

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