By: Joe Graedon March 27, 2017 5 Comments
    Could Zetia Cause Floating Stool?

    People pay a lot of attention to their poop. They analyze the color, the texture and most of all whether it floats or sinks. That may be in part because of a powerful viral video created by Randy Paus…

    By: Terry Graedon September 23, 2013 16 Comments
    Eliminating Stomach Bacteria Got Rid of Floating…

    Q. I have suffered from frequent bellyaches, gas and fatigue for years. I chalked these symptoms up to stress, but when my poop started to float I wondered if I needed a gluten-free diet. Getting off …

    By: Terry Graedon May 6, 2013 11 Comments
    Floating Poop Poses Diagnostic Puzzle

    Q. As far back as I can remember, my stool has floated. I never worried about it until I saw something on the web about pancreatic cancer and floating poop. I did some research and found that if you h…

    By: Terry Graedon August 31, 2009 4 Comments
    How Dangerous Is Floating Poop?

    Q. I am totally confused about floating poop. I had always heard that it was due to a high-fiber diet and not a cause for concern. Then I read in your column that it could be an early warning symptom …

    By: Joe Graedon November 24, 2008 15 Comments
    Floating Poop Could Be Danger Sign

    Q. I read your column about floating poop. When I experienced this about seven years ago I ignored it because there were no other symptoms. Luckily for me, I ended up in the emergency room with a kidn…

    By: Joe Graedon November 3, 2008 64 Comments
    Is Floating Poop A Problem?

    Q. I was watching Oprah and heard a doctor on her show say that poop should NEVER float. Why? I have not changed my diet at all, but all of a sudden about two months ago, every time I have a bowel mov…