Does floating poop mean weight loss?

0 votes
asked Aug 11 in Weight Loss/Dieting by Kiboyu (1,130 points)
Does floating poop mean weight loss?

1 Answer

0 votes
answered Aug 11 by Grauman (8,400 points)

Floating Poop can mean weight loss although most times floating poop is a result of high fat content in your poop.

Most times floating poop is a sign of high fat content in your poop although sometimes floating poop can be a sign of healthy bowels and it's not always a bad thing.

If your poop floats and does not sink then it's usually not a good thing as floating poop is the result of high fat content which can be a result of malabsorbtion.

When your stool floats it means that your poop has high fat content.

Too much fat in your poop or feces is called steatorrhea.

The too much fat in your poop may be a result of overconsumption of fatty and greasy foods, or it can be a sign of malabsorption.

This means your body either isn't absorbing nutrients properly or isn't making the enzymes or bile needed to digest food effectively.

Poop should sink in the toilet.

If your poop floats in the toilet it's a sign of high fat content in your poop.

It's better for poop to sink in the toilet.

When you're healthy and you poop the healthy poop should sink in the toilet.

Floating Poop is often an indication of high fat content, which can be a sign of malabsorption, a condition in which you can't absorb enough fat and other nutrients from the food you're ingesting.

Long skinny poops that are consistent and don't clear up are usually a sign of polyps or cancer and Narrowing of the Stool.

Narrowing of the stool may be due to a mass in the colon or rectum that limits the size of the stool that can pass through it.

Conditions that cause diarrhea can also cause pencil thin stools.

Persistent pencil thin stool, which may be solid or loose, is one of the symptoms of colorectal polyps or cancer.

Normal healthy poop is usually the color brown and if the color of the poop changes to a red, black, green or other colors then it could be unhealthy and a cause for concern.

Although some foods may make your poop change color temporarily.

Unhealthy poop will usually be either the colors of white, yellow, green, black or red which can be an indicator of something being wrong so you should get checked out by your doctor if you poop color suddenly changes and does not clear up after a few days.

Also pooping more than 4 times per day or more could be a sign of a health issue with your bowels and you should see a doctor about that as well.

A person can usually go up to 8 weeks to 16 weeks without pooping before it kills them.

The persons age and other health can also factor into the time it takes for a person to die when they don't poop when they need too.

There was a case of a girl in the UK who died after not pooping for 8 weeks.

The following is a case in the UK, from 2013, of a young girl dying because she hadn’t had a poop for over two months.

Emily Titterington, a 16-year-old from Cornwall, England, who died on February 8, 2013

, after not pooping for eight weeks.

Emily, who had mild autism and had dealt with bowel issues for most of her life, reportedly had a fear of toilets so severe, it led her to withhold stool until it became life-threatening.

According to the medical inquest into her death, she suffered a fatal heart attack as a result of her enlarged bowel, which shifted around and compressed some of her organs.

If you've not pooped in a few days to a week then it may be that you're constipated and if you have not pooped longer than a few weeks then it's more concerning.

44,503 questions

49,729 answers

434 comments

2,450,428 users

...