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can metamucil cause an obstruction

A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Mele
32 years experience Plastic Surgery
It can.: Metamucil is a dry fiber. It is recommended to take it with water. If not enough water is taken the fiber will firm up and can constipate.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
39 years experience Gastroenterology
Fermented...: Many fibers, particularly the water insoluble kind, are readily fermented by your gut flora. Some people have certain intolerances to bean husks (try ... Read More
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leslie Leighton
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: Does not usually get absorbed so unlikely to have any impact in this respect
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jerome Zacks
51 years experience Cardiology
High fiber diet: Increase the amount of Metamucil and eat plenty of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals (the healthiest are oat meal, shredded wheat and grape n ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
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Neither: It is not known to cause either.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrea Rodgers
28 years experience Emergency Medicine
You can: Metamucil will not make your gastritis worse. You can try Citrucel, but be sure to drink plenty of fluids and seek medical attention if you experien ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
59 years experience Internal Medicine
Metamucil: itself is colorless...The color of the stool is almost always a DIETARY source..when BILE is present enough to COLOR the stool there is most likely a ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
41 years experience General Practice
Healthy diet: Try eating a healthy diet before resorting to medication. Plenty of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, and plenty of water. Stay away from all sweets, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
22 years experience Gastroenterology
Need more info: There are dozens of things that can give you a stomach ache. Need to know age, sex, other medical conditions, etc. Unfortunately, i can't narrow thing ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: But you need to take it with liquids and to remain well -hydrated.

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