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What are the symptoms of steatorrhea?

At what shade is stool color to light and may indicate a problem? Is it normal to have not very formed Floating stool mixed in with normal stool that sinks? How do I know if I have steatorrhea, would I actually see oil floating in the toilet?
Thu, 25 May 2017
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you are talking about malabsorbtion syndrome?
Fat and foul smell with floats on water suggest high fat content in stool. hepatobiliary cause like liver and pancreas need evaluation..Get an ultrasound abdomen as well.
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