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What causes excess fat in stool?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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Posted on Fri, 3 Mar 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: I am 44 years old in good health. Unfortunately, I tend to read too many medical internet sites. I have been worried about excess fat in my stool ever since I read something. It is always brown. My stool is rarely loose. It can be soft, and there is a film on it. I have no other symptoms that might indicate something is wrong. I have not lost weight.
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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Please, be calm!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks for contacting us.

I have reviewed your information fully and nothing raises worries on my mind. Unfortunately, most internet sites publish generic and vague information that gets curious persons often worried. Disregard them as a review of your symptoms in context hasn't raised any worries. Furthermore, be more cautious when reading medical information as pieces alone might never apply to your case.

I hope this reassures you. I wish you well. Keep me posted if you have any further worries.
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Follow up: Dr. Ivo Ditah 2 minutes later
Thank you so much. There is nothing worse than sticking your hand in a toilet to feel your stool, then feel the greasy film and wonder if you are going to die!!!

It's crazy.

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Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 11 hours later
Brief Answer:
Please, help yourself and avoid pages which cause more harm than good!

Detailed Answer:
HI,

The internet is as good as it is bad. Be careful as you read and belief everything. Happy we are here to always address fears that you may have.

I wish you well and always feel fre to talk to me.
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