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22 Nov 2004

oil in stool
hi there

i'm a bit embarassed to talk about this, but the other day when i went to the toilet i noticed that there was oil in my stool almost like a orange colour, at first i thought it was blood but upon closer observation it was oil,
i am 22 and really worried about this

could it be serious
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01 Jan 0001

Concerned, it is nothing to worry about if it is a once off thing – you probably just ate too much fat for the amount of bile that was available and this caused the excess fat to be excreted. If it happens again you will have to see your doctor so that he can make sure you don’t suffer from a gall bladder, liver, pancreas or malabsorption disorder. Good luck.
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