Table of Contents
Steatorrhea and Definition
Steatorrhea – excessive excretion of fat in the stool. Steatorrheic stools are often foamy and foulsmelling, and tend to break apart and float in the toilet bowl. Steatorrhea is a symptom of numerous gastrointestinal disorders including malabsorption, celiac disease, gallbladder disease, pancreatitis, and liver disease. Treating the causative condition ends the steatorrhea.