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What causes feces to float?

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Dr. Ivo Ditah

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

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

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.

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