Greasy Poop Why?

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Pommom
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   Posted 4/7/2008 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I really hate to ask this, but my poop is so greasy. Why is that? Any ideas are appreciated. Thanks.
 
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MikeB
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Could be you are not absorbing fats, which are passing thtough you. This happens a lot in Crohns due to inflammation in the areas where fats are normally absorbed.

Pommom
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Mike B,
what should i do if that is what it is? Thanks for the quick reply.
 
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MikeB
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   Posted 4/7/2008 5:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'd watch it and see if it continues for a period of time. If it's inflammation related, it shouldbe less noticable over time. If it goeson for a couple fo weeks, might want to mention to your GI|.

FallColors
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   Posted 4/7/2008 8:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I hope by "greasy" you don't mean like tar. Black and tarry is bad -- blood in the stool and time to go to the Dr. I hope that is not what you are experiencing!

CrohnsDaddy
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   Posted 4/7/2008 9:32 PM (GMT -6)   
FallColors said...
I hope by "greasy" you don't mean like tar. Black and tarry is bad -- blood in the stool and time to go to the Dr. I hope that is not what you are experiencing!
+1.
 
Black and tarry = get to the doc as fast as you can.
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Marie-Claire
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   Posted 4/8/2008 2:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Do you still have your gallbladder? sometimes after gallbladder removal , ppl's stool become quite 'fatty' and greasy. Do they float? Again, this means there is a lot of unabsorbed fat in the stool. Have you changed your diet lately? a diet high in fats will produce greasy stool.
Good luck....keep an eye on "things" and do mention this to your GI.
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Pommom
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   Posted 4/8/2008 5:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning, all
I dont have my gallbladder. I am going to call GI doctor today. and see when he has an available appt.  I dont have black and tarry.What does black and tarry indicate.? Thanks,
Julie, S.C.
 
Diagnosed  Crohn's, 1998..Gangrene Small Bowel,1998..Ostomy Take Down,1999..TPN for 5 1/2 months..Adhesion Removal,1999..Abdominal Hernia Repair,2000..Kidney Artery Bypass,2001...MEDS--Lomotil,Purinethol,Folic Acid, Fish Oil,Remicade,Levsin SL,Anamantle Cream,Cortifoam ,Ultram.and many more. 26 meds..

FallColors
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   Posted 4/8/2008 6:03 AM (GMT -6)   
Good morning Julie,

I am very glad to hear it isn't black and tarry! From what I understand, black and tarry usually means tears or significant damage in a place in the intestine. The stool is full of blood - black - and the consistency is very greasy and sticky. Maybe the intestine has ripped from an obstruction or at a place weakened by cancer. Testing a stool sample shows if there is blood.

Maybe ask your Dr. if you should get a stool sample tested just to ease your mind as to what is going on.
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