By: Joe Graedon May 20, 2021 70 Comments
    Is Floating Poop A Problem?

    This is a truth test! Do you ever check to see whether your stool sinks or floats? Be honest now. It never fails to amaze us how many people pay close attention to what ends up in the toilet bowl. Peo…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2021 8 Comments
    Show 1179: What Should You Do About Digestive Di…

    Have you ever had horrible heartburn or a really bad bellyache? Most of us have experienced digestive distress at one time or another. When do you need to seek medical attention for your problem? What…

    By: Terry Graedon June 20, 2019 4 Comments
    How Do You Feed Your Microbiota?

    Scientists know that the community of microbes that lives in your digestive tract is unique to you (your microbiota). They hypothesize that if you want to stay healthy, you have to keep the community …

    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 9 Comments
    How Dangerous Is Floating Poop?

    We need total honesty now. Do you carefully examine what ends up in the toilet after a bowel movement? If so, you would not be alone. An extraordinary number of people pay careful attention to poop. T…

    By: Joe Graedon November 24, 2008 16 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…