Yes, your feces can tell a lot about your health. Floating feces is common, and it may not indicate something is necessarily wrong.
Some possible causes for floating poop include:
- Fiber consumption: A diet rich in insoluble fiber may make your poop less dense and to float. Floating stool due to high fiber consumption is a good sign of health.
- Gas: Gas lowers the density of stool and makes it float
- Stomach infection: Poop floats when your gastrointestinal tract is infected with salmonella, E.coli, etc.
- Malabsorption: When the stool is fatty, it floats. Some conditions in which Malabsorption can be seen include Lactose intolerance, Liver and Biliary diseases or any problem with the Pancreas.