Malabsorption

Suspect fat malabsorption as a cause of chronic diarrhea if large, pale, greasy stools.
  • Milder variants w/ just flatulence & borborygmi
Test for Fecal Fat
  • Gold Standard: 3-5 day collection, >6 gm fat/day
  • Various one-stool alternatives; ask lab what they offer

See posting Chronic Diarrhea.