Steatorrhea is often a very temporary condition and can even be caused by a single meal that was quite high in fat, fiber or potassium oxalate. Thankfully it can clear up quite quickly. Again, many underlying and significant underlying causes require medical attention, but many foods can cause an acute and temporary bout of fatty stool. These include nuts, high-fat fish like escolar and fatty tuna. Artificial fats, excessive alcohol consumption, whole wheat, coconut oils and others can cause temporary fatty stool issues.
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