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23,male, white. I've got horrible health anxiety, and right now I'm worried about pancreatic cancer. Ever since I delved deep into the different symptoms, I found one that is easy to check - maldigestion. Basically, if there's a tumor in your pancreas and it blocks the pancreatic duct, then the pancreatic juice which normally flows into your small intestine to digest fats, is absent, and it causes a phenomenon called steatorrhea.
So, since a week I have been inspecting my every single stool. I never did that before in my life, but I just have to now, to exclude maldigestion of fats. I've read about steatorrhea and it's characterized by pale, bulky, greasy and malodorous stools. My last three stools looked like that: https://imgur.com/a/2isFgGK (it's an album of three photos, just scroll down if on mobile).
Don't mind the floating pieces, they float for about 5-10 seconds only and then gently sink. They also don't smell foul. Do those stools look normal? I'm losing my mind. I Googled steatorrhea pictures, and while most of them really look greasy, I found a site at which steatorrhea is presented like that: https://charlies-magazines.com/steatorrhea/
Now my anxiety is beyond my limits, because my stools look kinda similar to that? I mean, I thought that's how normal stools look like, I'm really at my wits end now.
My stools aren't pale, sink, don't smell foul and don't look greasy, but I just can't stop worrying about fatty stool.
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