problem of malabsorption in which the body is unable to absorb fats, and they are passed directly out the body in the stool.
The Condition"...The absence or significant decrease of the pancreatic enzymes, amylase, lipase, trypsin, and chymotrypsin limits fat, protein and carbohydrate digestion, resulting in steatorrhea due to fat malabsorption..."
An excessive amount of fats in the stool. In CF, this is caused by blockage of pancreatic ducts. Fats are not properly broken down and absorbed and are therefore excreted in the stool.
the presence of greater than normal amounts of fat in the feces which are frothy and foul smelling and floating; a symptom of disorders of fat metabolism and malabsorption syndrome
an excessive amount of fat in the stool which can indicate faulty absorption of fat from the small intestine
Stool with excess fat in it, in the intestines from IBD, EE, etc.
abnormally large amount of fat in the stool; usually the result of poor fat absorption in the small intestine
A condition which too much fat is present within the feces. It is usually a reflection of malabsorption. Diarrhea is the primary complain in patients with steatorrhea. It is characterized by fatty droplets within the stool.
loose fatty stool.
loose, greasy bowel movements caused by an inability of the body to absorb fat.
condition in which the body cannot absorb fat.
Excessive fat in the stools.
abnormally high fecal excretion of non-digested fat.
The Condition"...As an example, children with cystic fibrosis have mucous plugs that block the pancreatic ducts..."
Our Question about undigested fat in stools"Stool fats (or fecal fats, or fecal lipids) are fats that are excreted in the feces..."
The Condition"...The underlying condition causes of steatorrhea include ... Pancreatitis..."
Steatorrhea (or steatorrhoea) is the formation of bulky, grey or light colored stools. Stools may also float and have an oily appearance. There is increased fat excretion, which can be objectivated by determining the fecal fat levels.