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Hello everyone. I just realized that floating stools are generally not considered normal and I've had them for at least a year. Likely, I've had them for many years but I can't be 100% certain since I never checked my stools before. I know it might sound weird but I've become vigilant about it only since my neighbor got diagnosed with colon cancer a year ago.
Now I started wondering whether it is a sign of some disease or something. The stools are normally colored (moderate brown) and well formed. In other words, they are not soft, mushy and don't appear to be greasy/oily nor they are associated with any abdominal discomfort or pain. I usually have one bowel movement per day. So it's just that they float in the water (I occasionally get sinking stools but they are infrequent). Sometimes, when they are composed of several pieces, some pieces may immediately sink, while others keep on floating for 10-15 mins. Eventually, they all sink. Sorry for the graphic description but the details may help.
Most of the internet sources point to the conclusion that floating stools are not healthy and may be a symptom of a serious disease. What could this be and is it a cause for concern?
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