Floating Stool w/bubbles

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RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/23/2010 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Anyone know what it means when your stool floats and also little bubbles coming out of it? I had blood work done recently and it said my Lipase level was low but Dr never said anything about that. I saw it on the paper and decided to look it up. Wonder if it's somehow related? Obv he doesn't think it's a big deal if he didn't mention it?
RedSoxGirl85
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beave
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   Posted 7/23/2010 2:27 PM (GMT -6)   
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steatorrhea

RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/23/2010 2:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the info but I don't think I have what it says because mine don't have an oily appearance and don't have a foul smelling scent. And haven't had oily anal leakage or some level of fecal incontinence. Thank god! It's just floating and has little bubbles come out now and then and my Lipase level is low. Oh well. Thanks anyway! I'll have to ask my GI in Oct when I see him again.
RedSoxGirl85
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beave
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   Posted 7/23/2010 2:57 PM (GMT -6)   
You don't have to have all the characteristics for it to be considered steatorrhea. I can't say for certain that's what yours is, but it sounds like it to me - even though you don't have all the characteristics.

If you looked at the possible causes, they include IBD, and they also include EPI (exocrine pancreatic insufficiency - which is a fancy term for low levels of digestive enzymes produced by the pancreas, and these include lipase!).

So having low lipase levels - with lipase being an enzyme produced by the pancreas that helps in breaking down fats - could certainly lead to excess fat in the stools, called steatorrhea.

But just having IDB can cause it too. So we can't say for certain which is the cause. Talk to you doctor more about this when you see him/her next.

RedSoxGirl85
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   Posted 7/23/2010 3:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for all of the information beave. Maybe I'll talk to my Dr before October then. See if there is something that I can do to fix it or if it will resolve on it's on. Today I had alful D and had some blood as well. So that is never fun. Always something. Thanks again for the info. Have a nice weekend!
RedSoxGirl85
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10mg Prednisone
1000mg Sulfasalazine 3x Daily
50000IU Vitamin D Once a Week
Zofran ODT As Needed
100MCG/ML INJ, 1ML Cyanocobalamin B12 Every 3 Weeks
 

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