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Floating stool indicates either there is excess fat in stool or there is excess gas in it.
Excess fat could be due to fat malabsorption or increased intake of fatty food (with normal digestion and absorption). Pancreatic issue is one of the causes of fat malabsorption.
Increased gas can due to intake of large about fiber or could be due to infection.
A simple thing you can do is get your stool analysis done. If the stool analysis shows normal fat excretion and no infection, then you need not worry.
I hope that answers your question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Patient replied :
Thank you for your reply. So should I schedule with my PCP and ask for a stool analysis based on the symptom of floating stools?
Yes you can schedule with your PCP and get the stool analysis done.
After you have reports let me know,