Abdominal distention and floating stools

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Hi all

I'm really hoping someone can help with this as it's really affecting the quality of my life.

I have had severe Abdominal distention and floating stools since as long as I can remember. My stools seem pretty normal otherwise I think. I will wake up most mornings with a flat stomach and it will grow significantly throughout the day. I don't really have any gas or pains either, just these symptoms.

I had tried a number for elimination diets and nothing works so I don't think it's food related?

Any body experience similar symptoms and can shed some light?

Thank you smile

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    Have you tried cutting out gluten when you did elimination diets?  Otherwise, see your doctor for tests.
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    Hi I have floating stools on and off and my stomach gets bigger as the day goes on  What you eat can definately bloat you but anxiety is mostly the cause - if you are anxious you are taking in more air so that can cause it.

    Doesn't seem like any red flags to me - but i am not a doctor.  

    Try and relax - I know it's hard my stools have not been normal since i had semonella 5 months ago.  All I want to do is wake up and have a normal toilet habit.


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    I was told that floaty stools were an indication to too much fat in your diet.  I had abdominal distention when I was eating too much fruit and had fructose malabsorbtion. Don't know if that helps as there seems to be so many symtpoms that are the same for so many ailments.

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