Oil in poop? Sounds weird, right? Although the truth is not, there is a disease, it is called steatorrhea, and today, in our DocPetitPoo section, I want to talk to you about this strange and rare anomaly.

In my search for topics, I came across:

steatorrhea, and I said, “when the poo has too much fat,” that’s when I opened my eyes because I never thought this was possible. So I’ll tell you everything, because, as you before writing this blog, I didn’t know what it was about either.

Steatorrhea

As I said before, steatorrhea is when the poop exceeds the fat limit. This can be caused by cancer of the colon, pancreas, pancreatitis, celiac, or Crohn’s, eating.

When I say food, it is because you are ingesting an excessive amount of fat within your food diet, and as a result, it causes steatorrhea, oil in poop.

When we talk about the pancreas

It is because it cannot absorb fat correctly, since there is a mucosa that functions as a kind of barrier that prevents its operation, or because the enzyme called pancreas lipase does not work; this what it does is destroy fat.

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How do you know if you have this strange disease?

  • If you have oil in poop, it is because the size of your poo is enormous, it smells horrible, and you can see the fat.
  • Drops of oil can be seen.
  • Weight loss, as your body cannot absorb the nutrients your body needs well.
  • Its consistency is very similar to diarrhea, so, usually, you think you have this. However, because of the oil in the poo, it is easy to get confused.
  • Stool colors can be yellow, pale, gray (check bristol scale)
  • You suffer from indigestion
  • Farts or gas
  • Stomach aches

Follow these recommendations very carefully.

  • The first thing you should do is immediately reduce your fat intake to the minimum.
  • You must look for alternatives so that you can carry the energy you need
  • Follow a nutritional diet to correct eating habits and control stools with oil, pain, and other symptoms

First recommendation

  • Although it is very fashionable, do not do intermittent fasting. So it would help if you ate between 5 to 6 times a day.
  • Nothing with fat: zero kinds of butter, margarine, oils, sauces, well … 0 is 0.
  • If you need oil, you can use only two tablespoons a day, no more.
  • Look for foods that require that they be prepared with oil; for example, baked, steamed, microwaved, you must have alternatives.
  • Avoid high-fat meats. That is pork, calf, bacon, anything with skin, cold cuts, bluefish patĆ©s.
  • It is better that you consume lean meats, a tenderloin, sirloin, veal.
  • Maximum 3 yolks per week, the whites are free to consume

Second recommendation

  • Avoid foods that cause farts, such as cabbage, cauliflower.
  • We already know that cow’s dairy has fat, so look for zero-fat alternatives.
  • No desserts, chocolate, sweets, ice cream, or pastries. Neither whole grains.
  • Do not eat coconut, nuts, olives, or avocado. The rest can be eaten but without skin.
  • No alcoholic beverages or sodas and coffee should be kept to a minimum.

THIRD RECOMMENDATION: YES, YOU CAN

  • Skimmed dairy
  • You can consume the white of the egg that is
  • Yes, you can eat lean meats.
  • Whitefish
  • Shredded legumes
  • Pumpkin, carrot, peas, chard. In general, greens and vegetables. (Do not consume if they produce farts)
  • Ripe fruits, without skin

Example of a meal day

Breakfast

  • Skim milk or yogurt
  • Fruit without skin
  • The white of the egg

Snack

  • Fruit without skin
  • Bread
  • Non-greasy fresh cheese

Lunch

  • Pasta or rice
  • Lean meat or soft fish
  • Vegetable or salad (that does not cause gas)
  • Fruit without skin
  • Bread

Snack

  • Milk or yogurt
  • Bread
  • Fresh cheese
  • Fruit without skin

Dinner

  • Much like lunch
  • Last dinner of the day
  • Skimmed yogurt

Remember

Always have our sanitary odor remover on hand. Petit Poo accompanies you BEFORE you do a poo.

Bibliographic reference

Ecu network.

Madrid Health Service.