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can green tea cause constipation

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not a normal: side effect. Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomi ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Constipation: does not make you fat. You can experience bloating but not actual weight gain. Green tea does not make you fat. It boosts metabolism so it can cont ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Drinking green tea and all types of fluids will help in addition to increasing your fiber intake. You may need a laxative as well.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Be careful...: Green tea extract causes hepatocellular necrosis (it melts your liver!) via polyphenolic catechins, the same compounds that give the extract its putat ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have not seen : Any reports or studies linking green tea to acne.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Quite possibly: Tannins, caffeine or chlorogenic acid in green tea could cause diarrhea.
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I've never: heard of that.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Strictly speaking 'gastritis' can only be defined on the basis of biopsies. The 'itis suffix indicates inflammation. This can have many causes: i cann ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hermilando Payen
55 years experience Pathology
Hypermotility: The only explanation I have is you had some stomach and proximal duodenum indigestion, possibly caused by too much wine, that led to tainting of your ... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Neilsen
18 years experience Family Medicine
Probable coincidence: Green stool usually is caused by rapid transit - the stool moving through your bowels quickly. It is most likely that this was coincidence, and there ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Danny Westmoreland
35 years experience Family Medicine
No: But there are questions about anti-oxidants in it the main idea to me, is that if you are doing things to improve your health like green tea, you are ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No they cannot.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/green-stool/basics/definition/SYM-20050708
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
It shouldnt: Rooibos tea is actually even used by some as a very weak muscle relaxant. However, that being said, if you do notice pain in muscles after every time ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience Endocrinology
Only your wallet!: Green coffee bean extract and rasberry ketones are of no value for any know medical condition.. They will not help you lose weight, except in your wal ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
49 years experience Trauma Surgery
Probably Not: Sounds like undigested fat in your diet. Why are you concerned ????
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can because: The caffeine in tea dehydrates. Herb teas generally are caffeine free and don't seem to cause as big a constipation problem.
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: It doesn't have any effect on bowel motility. Actually, diarrhea is more likely in some people who can't process the sugars in honey.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Bile: Excluding all the green things one could eat, the Next Choice is bile. Bile is green. Until it is acte on by bacteria in the gut.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Black stool: Eating black licorice is a known cause of black stools. Bile in stool causes green color. Blood in the upper GI tract acted on by digestive enzymes t ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark stool: No.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Not: That i know of. All fluids except caffeine and alcohol help prevent constipation. Caffeine and alcohol contribute to constipation.

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