Just wondering... Have you eaten any tuna fish lately? I had the oily problem after I ate that and I read online that it is a normal reaction.
Here are some other answers I found:
You might have a gallbladder problem. Bile helps the body break down fats in the diet. If there is a problem with bile production, the stool can become fatty, waxy, or oily looking.
I think that when oil present in faeces means that the fat in your digestive tract as not been broken down by the bile. If it continues to be a problem then you should maybe visit your gp incase there is a problem with your liver or gall bladder.
Search the Internet for Orange Roughy and oily discharge.
It's even on Wikipedia. I had two pieces of the stuff yesterday and scared the living hell out of myself when I went to the john. I don't know how long this is going to last, but it's hell. It started with some stomach cramping the following morning after eating the fish the previous evening. Then, about 24 hours later, here comes the surprise flatulence and orange oil from you know where.
Greasy and oily stools may suggest incomplete absorption of fat in your diet. This may occur from 3 general ways:
1) Eating too much dietary fat
2) Decreased time for absorption (i.e. diarrhea)
3) Impaired absorption in the gut.
I heard so much about the fish that people were eating and the orange oil that they had. This is not the case with me it is not something that I ate, so maybe you are right about the gallbladder....anyone else with more ideas of my overall condition or any other insights that you may have. Thanks for the response.
Yea as far as the tuna no I have not eaten any and the fish that I was talking about in my last post was the one that makes the orange oil in the bowl, which I have not eaten either. Thanks for the comments mama2sofi.
That is scary. You know I noticed that when I eat fish I have the same stomach cramping problem. Sometimes it is minutes after I eat fish that I have to run to the tiolet. Unfortunately I have been too scared to look at my stools after these incidents, LOL.
I had ended up getting sick recently myself. I was throwing up green stuff and my diarrhea was green as well. The ER Doctor just told me that is was a bacterial infection but couldn't pinpoint what type of bacteria it was. After that point I have been having the same severe stomach cramps on and off. Right now I am doing a 24 hour stool specimen and I had to fill 4 tubes, 3 of which had liquid in them. But, please follow up with your doctor because it sound pretty serious.