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Stools seem to be greasy and increasingly skinnier. History of emergent resection of obstruction, sepsis. Should I worry?

61 year old female at time. Had small bowel obstruction and also sb narrowing a foot away1 1/ years ago. Emergent resection of obstruction followed by 7 week sepsis and rupture of site and psychosis . Now stools are greasy and increasingly skinnier stools. Worth worrying about? Weight maintained but appetite lower. You think the other narrowing is culprit or just coincident?
Asked On : Wed, 30 Jan 2013
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your bowel been removed leaves less area for digestion and absorption of the food which travels through the intestines. Thus the formation of stools is also inadequate and therefore you get the greasy stools. Take some pre-biotics to rule out any infectious cause of this.
nothing to worry as long as you donot have symptoms which would disturb your day-to-day activities.
Add a fiber in your diet - a 15gm of husk with warm water once with lunch is ideal.
take care
wish you good health
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Answered: Thu, 31 Oct 2013
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