Why does my stool float?

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63 year old male

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Stools that float are most often due to poor absorption of nutrients (malabsorption) or too much gas (flatulence). Most causes of floating stools are harmless. In most cases, floating stools will go away without treatment. Floating stools alone are not a sign of an illness or other health problem.