Floating Stools

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Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 11/2/2007 1:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I just went to the bathroom and my stools were floating.  I know it's kind of gross but I don't know any other way to explain.  They were a little paler and bubbles floated up from them.  I have had more gas lately and that could explain it but it was strange and I wonder why it's happened now.
Does anyone have any similiar experiences
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor

gemini kiwi
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   Posted 11/2/2007 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
happens to me if I eat anything fatty or dairy. Think back to what you ate, you may be able to figure the culprit.

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/2/2007 2:41 PM (GMT -7)   

I know what you are talking about--the pale, floating poo...!

Many times when people with Crohn's eat fatty foods, the fat passes through partially undigested (looks pale/white colored), and fat floats on water (think of how fat in a can of soup always rises to the top), so it makes your poo float. Happens to me when I eat high-fat foods like fast food or ice cream.

Nothing to be worried about. :)

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   Posted 11/2/2007 10:54 PM (GMT -7)   

You should read this link, it talks about floating stool, stool colour and consistancy and what it all actually can indicate.






My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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   Posted 11/3/2007 1:50 AM (GMT -7)   
I have that often too...
35 yrs female, dx with crohn's on july 13th 07 increasing my  entocort 9mg 6mg 3mg    . starting imuran 250 mg had a allergic reaction  can no longer take it .  pariet ,dx with depression in 2002 ,effexor tappering off, welbutrin,resperidone and lemotrogine.

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   Posted 11/3/2007 3:32 AM (GMT -7)   
I have heard from Drs. that floating stools are a good thing. That you are getting enough fiber .
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