Question for Husband - oiley poop?

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FitzyK23
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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
My husband had a head cold and throat infection.  He was taking Coricidine for people w/ high blood pressure.  Yesterday he had two bowls of soup and ice cream to eat.  Today he had a solid formed poop but is concerned because the bowl was filled with oil.  He said it looked like someone had dumped Vinnegrette in there.  Anyone have this happen or know what it is?  He has IBS but I have always suspected he have IBD or other disorder beyond IBS.

Nanners
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   Posted 6/5/2008 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Usually when I get that its because of either a malabsorbtion problem or too much fat. JMHO
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


MMMNAVY
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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Writer said...
Oil droplets in the water are a sign of steatorrhea (malabsorption of fats). In someone with a history of GI symptoms, the most likely causes are celiac disease and Crohn's disease. I hope it doesn't recur, but if he starts to see this relatively frequently, he should probably have a GI work up.


[Sorry, I was replying to your question about your husband, Fitzy, but somehow the reply showed up in a new thread.]


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Jason D in MN
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   Posted 6/5/2008 9:51 AM (GMT -7)   
As for my experience with oily poop. I've had three resections of portions of the illeum and after my second resection is when I began noticing it. It's also accompanied by excess bile and mucousy diarrhea, likely caused by the bile not being reabsorbed. What you described sounds unlike what I experience.

As for what you described there are a lot of questions going through my head unrelated to Crohn's that may or may not explain it. But I'm not a Doctor. So in the end if it's concerning you and your husband, have him see a GI doctor. And if the one he's seeing for IBS is not to your liking, then find another. Sometimes it's a basic communication barrier because of different communication styles. Sometimes some doctors are just bad. Either way if you're not getting the care you (your husband in this case) need, get a different one. Also it can't hurt to explain the issues with the current Dr to the staff and see if someone else at that clinic more to yours and your husbands liking.

I hope that helps.
-- Jason
Diagnoses? Crohn's in 1983; Kidney Stones in 1997; Reactive Airway Syndrome in 2002; Major Depression and GAD in 2003; Migraines in 2006; ADHD and IBS in 2007.

Current Meds? 6MP; Adderall; Wellbutrin; Zoloft; Albuterol (emergencies only); Fexofenadine; and Epidrin or Imitrex (depends on migraine severity...etc)

Overall: Things are So-So. In other words "It could be worse. It could be raining."

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