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Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Loose and floating stool
About a month ago I changed my diet and started taking probiotics. I think it was around that time I noticed my stool has been very loose, smelly, and floats all the time. Is this anything I need to be concerned about?
It could mean that either the probiotics, or another cause is making it difficult for your body to process the food you are eating. It's possible that you are not absorbing food normally or not digesting food appropriately. I would suggest you talk to your healthcare provider about this recent change, especially since there is probably a reason you started taking the probiotics in the first place.
Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University