Is this fat in my stool?

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   Posted 6/3/2010 9:32 AM (GMT -7)   
   Hey guys. I have been pretty good recently. But I did notice something different. On occasion, my stool has these mucus looking globs but I am pretty sure its not mucus. They are whitish or light brown in color, and they are semi-soft (reminds me of a larger smooth raisin). If I squeeze it it will flatten. It is really weird. I do not know what it can be?
   I have been maintaining my weight for the past 6 months. No real fluctuations. I have 1-2 BM's a day. Sometimes they are a bit loose, sometimes solid. It varies.
   Thanks for the input.
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   Posted 6/3/2010 10:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I notice that if I have a fatty meal ie: something fried, that I have what looks like fat in my stool too. I wasn't worried about it reasoning that if it came out there, that was less on my hips. :p
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   Posted 6/3/2010 11:10 PM (GMT -7)   
ibdoer yes I've noticed oils as well. Could what you see be the outer casing from a medication or supplement you take? I occasionally see the casing from asacol in my toilet, it looks like the complete pill but is only the shell.
Male, 55 years old with Crohn's since 15 years old, diagnosed at age 46. Terminal ileum resected 2002. 5 months of remission. Crohn's has now been active since early 2003. Had a gall bladder removed Nov. of 2009. Currently on Remicade every 8 weeks, Nexium, Iron, B-12 injection every 4 weeks,5-asa Asacol, Entocort, Morphine Sulfate as needed for pain. Cymbalta for long term pain control. 5-asa Salofalk,  Imuran and Prednisone in the past.

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   Posted 6/4/2010 12:35 AM (GMT -7)   
if it floats or smells really bad, it might be fat globs.

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