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Possible TMI....Help...Does your poop float of sink? adult content

Ok...So i was just watching Dr. Oz and he was saying that if your poop floats that it is a sign of pancreatic cancer. And mine floats. I called all of my family and they all told me that theirs sink. I also read that Patrick Swayze realized something was wrong with him before he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer (his poop started to float). Now I am flipping out. I dont have medical insurance so I cant go to the doctor. Does anyone else's poo float or am I the only one.

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Asked by Anonymous at 6:12 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Health

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  • it has before, not all the time though. I heard that hard/soft waters can make a difference though.

    Here is a few articles on it though. I don't think that if your poop floats that it means you have cancer. Floating poo might be a something that is accompanied by it though...


    Answer by samurai_chica at 6:16 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Dr Oz showed two fake sample of poop. A normal poop is brown from the bile in it, whereas someone with Pancreatic Cancer can have white poop, because there is no bile in the poop since the bile duct gets blocked off from a tumor. The normal poop sinks, whereas the person with Pancreatic Cancer may notice their poop floating, because fat floats and fat may end up in the poop since the pancreas was not able to break down the fats. You may also notice what looks like some oil floating in the toilet water..

    now here is tmi... as i sit here replying to a post about poop, my son is pooing lol

    Answer by awasmer828 at 6:20 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • How much fiber you eat can make a difference too - if you eat a lot of fiber that can make it float. Mine is a mixture.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:31 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • what u eat causes those changes too.. see those drs make most of they're viewers paranoid

    Answer by Kittty_Katt at 3:05 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

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