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    Hi Guys

    I found this article and thought it would be really useful for anyone who is just too shy to ask about it. Sorry if you are having a late breakfast or brunch!!

    11 Icky But Interesting Facts About Poop – Digestive Health Center – Everyday Health


    I suffer with “floating stools” Its embarrassing, particularly at work as they don’t go with the first flush and the system seems to take ages to refill and I have to hope and prey it will go with the second one! I’m taking it that this is normal after a bypass and not an indication of a problem. I am now nine months post bypass and have lost nearly six stone.


    I too suffer from the same problem since bypass – Glad I’m not alone!


    “…Poop Should Sink
    Listen for the sound of your stool as it hits the water in the toilet. Floating stools are often an indication of high fat content, which can be a sign of malabsorption, a condition in which you can’t absorb enough fat and other nutrients from the food you’re ingesting. It’s associated with celiac disease or chronic pancreatitis…”

    Well, according to this quote from the article it would seem that malabsorption might be the culprit. If you are in any doubt or are worried, please ask your GP or team about it. I promise you they will not be surprised by anything you ask so there is nothing to be embarrassed about.

    I’m glad I posted the article now as it is plain to see that some of you do have concerns. my main one is wind (parp.) Thank goodness it doesn’t bother me to let it go lol! I can still blame the dog 😉

    Doodah x


    Hi, my problem is wind but I think I’ve managed to reduce it, I’ve gone on to lactofree milk and margarine and it seems to be helping, it hasn’t eliminated the wind completely but it’s more manageable now and a lot less embarrassing thank goodness, my desk is miles away from the loo at work… no dogs there for me to blame !!!!!



    Hahaha! My beloved Bennie was always the first point of blame God rest his soul. Pippy isn’t half as flatulent – yet 😉

    We are a ‘windy’ household: which in some ways is good. At least I don’t have to feel embarrassed. Until we have company :-O

    Doodah x

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