“This disrupts normal fat breakdown in the gut and is called pancreatic enzyme insufficiency (PEI).
“PEI causes pale, fatty, greasy, often foul-smelling stools, which don’t easily flush away in the toilet.
“Stools may be light green, pale brown, orange, yellowish, or even white in colour, sometimes with a greasy film on the top, or even look frothy. They tend to be loose, sloppy, large volume, and frequent.”
The expert added that acholic stools are “the most common presenting symptom” of pancreatic cancer.
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