Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
121 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes feces to float?

Answered by
Dr. Ivo Ditah

Internal Medicine Specialist

Practicing since :2002

Answered : 3918 Questions

Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 in General Health
Question: What it mean when your feces float
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Much vegetables/fiber in it!

Detailed Answer:

Feces floats when its density is lower than that of water. It happens mostly after consuming leafy foods and vegetables. There is nothing wrong and this should be transient and not permanent. Unless you have any other symptoms, there is nothing to worry about.

I hope this helps. I wish you well. Feel free to follow up with me if you meed more information and clarifications.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on