Why Does Your Poop Float?
Actually, sometimes poop floats but often it doesn’t. If your poop floats now and then, that’s probably no cause for concern. If it floats often, and is very stinky when it does, you may have a GI tract infection that could require medical care. It’s also possible you’re not getting or absorbing enough nutrients.
A great way to learn about poop types (including those floaters) is to browse through the Bristol Stool Chart. Knowing how to identify types of poop by shape, color, etc. will help you and your doctor determine what they might indicate about your health.