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Oil in stool


I have been cutting gluten out of my diet after being told by a nutritionist that my digestive problems could be caused by an allergy to gluten. I did a bit of research and seemed to match most symptoms so I decided to follow the nutritionists advice. After a month of fairly little gluten I spent the weekend over Easter eating things I would not have eaten in my normal day. I felt odd asking what the ingredients were in dishes as I was meeting my boyfriends family for the first time so I just ate very small portions of a few things that might not have been wise for me to eat. I also ate a very small piece of cornbread. I had some stomach cramping, nothing like when I was diagnosed with IBS which I have had in control for a long time now with diet and exercise.
But a day later I find oil in the tbowl after a bowel movement. It was bright orange oily globs floating all over the top and floating up from the stool.
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It sounds like fat malabsorption. But the other thing to check is if any of the products you ate contained olestra. It can produce what 'fat malabsorption.'
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Thanks,
As far as I know I haven't eaten anything with Olestra and it has now been going on for 5 days. I was set up for my yearly womens exam and pap at my family dr and asked but they didn't seem to worried about it. She did take blood to do a hemoglobin test and a gluten test so I should hear back next week.
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