I am a young chap(male), 22 years old and have several problems.
I think this phenomenon continues for good 2+ years. Whenever I ate too much fat, like a lot of sunflower seeds, I had bad cramps and greasy fatty stool that is difficult to flush. However, this seems to continue indefinitely for quite some time already and I am a bit concerned.
I looked up some webmd symptoms and this stuff could be caused by bile duct obstruction, lack of pancreatic enzymes, bacteria or parasite infection etc.
I went to GP and he tested with complete blood count tests and they are all normal. Also I handed in stool sample and also he took blood to assess pancreas function. For those I need to wait a week+ more.
Other symptoms that I have: I pass wind more than is normal, around 30-40 times a day, I burp after meals, I get fatigued after meals and overall my sleep is quite bad. I always wake up at night between 1-3 am and it is not because I need to urinate, I just wake up. Also, I was trying bodybuilding for 6 months and gained maybe 1-2 kg of weight which is very abnormal. I eat 3.2k calories a day, weigh 65 kg and it is more than enough to gain weight on this caloric intake. I am on around 150g of fats a day, 120 g of carbs and around 130g of protein a day However, it seems like fats in the stool indicate where my calories are going to: right through me without absorption. Might explain lack of weight gain.
My current plan is to try fermented foods for bacteria(milk kefir) for bacteria(I could swear the last time I tried that, my stool changed to deep brown), try to drink dandelion and milk thistle tea for liver but all other things considered I have no clue why I cannot absorb fats. I only know that pancreas enzymes are responsible for breaking down the fats, bile emulsifies fats before enzymes can take over etc. Just to make sure, I have gallbladder in place, I do not have pain on the right side or the left side.
I am frustrated because I put in a lot of work in the gym but until this digestive issue(whatever it is) is not fixed, then I probably just waste my time there...
Need some serious help from people with ideas.