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can eating too much fruit cause constipation

A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Nelson
46 years experience Pediatrics
No: For the most part no. Avoid too many bananas and eat fruit with skins.
Dr. Timothy Ashley
15 years experience Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not generally: Most fruit has lots of sugar and fiber, each of which generally act against constipation. However, some fruits like bananas constipate some patients e ... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Jacobs
46 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Usually not: The fiber from fruit and vegetables is usually very good for maintaining regular bowel habits. If you are constipated all the time despite a healthy d ... Read More
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Julie Abbott
45 years experience Preventive Medicine
Yes ...: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially conta ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
High fiber intake: with low fluid intake can cause constipation
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
53 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not: If you are eating almost like meals and fiberous fruit with skin ( figs apples) , fibrous with skin then ok eat lot of lentils ... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
See low FOD-MAP diet: Yes, as can many healthy foods. You are well advised to look up the low fod-map diet on the internet and make appropriate dietary substitutions to re ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fiber constipation: 43 F Confused. I just read that eating too much fiber can actually CAUSE constipation! How do we know what's "too much", and what's just the right amo ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not really unless -: You are prone to getting it, because you have a strong family history of it. Keeping you weight in check according to your height and doing regular ex ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Berg
49 years experience Dentistry
Perhaps: It's hard to say how much fruit is too much, however if you are a borderline diabetic, too much fruit could be a problem.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
25 years experience Family Medicine
Possibly: Eating too many calories from any source can cause weight gain. Weight gain can lead to obesity which is the underlying cause of type II diabetes
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