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damo123
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   Posted 11/3/2007 6:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Are floating stools good or bad? The info on the web seems to contradict on this point. Some sites say floating stools are good as they are a sign of high fibre in your diet. Other sites say floating stools are bad as they imply a degree of malabsorption in your small bowel?
 
Also some sites say floating stools are a result of a high fat content in your diet whereas other sites say this is not the case. I do notice that I produce floating stools the day after I've eaten fried food.
 
Any thoughts?
 
Thanks,
 
D
 
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jujub
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   Posted 11/3/2007 7:20 AM (GMT -7)   
I've noticed the same thing, damo. Fatty foods seem to do it for me.
Judy
 
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FosterDad
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   Posted 11/3/2007 8:05 AM (GMT -7)   
I was told by my doc that floaters are caused from too much fat intake and my diet now seems to confirm that. My fat intake for the last 8 months has been very low and I now have nothing but sinkers. lol
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pb4
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   Posted 11/3/2007 9:54 AM (GMT -7)   

This link is very helpful in regards to floating stools and many other things associated with stools.

 

 
 
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damo123
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   Posted 11/3/2007 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that Pb. Just like other websites it says that floaters are not caused by excess fat. Yet I do find that I always get floaters after indulging in some good old fashioned greasy food. Very confusing!!
1600 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Acidophilus
No Stress and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
My colon appears to be acting somewhat normal (ssssshhhhh...don't jinx it)
 
 
 
 
 


quincy
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   Posted 11/3/2007 10:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Inflammation in the colon will also cause floaters if the stool is being passed through a bit too fast (yet has time to be produced .. which is a good sign)....gas will also produce them because air causes them to float as well.

What are you drinking WITH our fried foods?

q
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MitzMN
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   Posted 11/3/2007 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Floaters are routinely a problem when I'm flaring; never otherwise.

Mitz
Sporadic proctitis since about 1985. Mother had J-pouch surgery 1983.
DX'd with clostridium difficile in 2000. Pred, two courses of Flagyl, then Vancomycin finally got rid of it. 2001 colonoscopy dx'd left-sided UC. . Treated with prednisone, Rowasa, Asacol. Asacol not working, switched to Imuran. Three small flares since in 2002, 2005, and 2007, brought under control with steroid and Rowasa enemas. Lap Chole performed October 26, 2007, after gall bladder attack in June, '07.
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hekela
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   Posted 11/3/2007 1:04 PM (GMT -7)   
and, yet again, we are all so different!
i haven't had a floater since before i developed UC! and for me, the floating ones always seemed to be good ones, so i miss them! haha
28, happily married, stay at home mom to 2 year old son
UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.
-tried SCD for 4 weeks with no improvement...
-Asacol since 7/26/06
-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
-probiotics, ground psyllium husk, fish oil, CalMag, multivitamin

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SwollenColon
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   Posted 11/3/2007 1:48 PM (GMT -7)   
fried food doesn't necessarily = fat food either

damo123
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   Posted 11/3/2007 2:05 PM (GMT -7)   
it does where I come from!!! But seriously is there something else so about fried food that seems to cause floaters?


1600 mg Asacol + 500mg suppositories as needed
Acidophilus
No Stress and a positive attitude (mostly!)
 
My colon appears to be acting somewhat normal (ssssshhhhh...don't jinx it)
 
 
 
 
 

Post Edited (damo123) : 11/3/2007 3:07:47 PM (GMT-6)

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