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can probiotics make you constipated

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fink
38 years experience Family Medicine
Not likely: Probiotics help restore the good bacteria in the gut that aid the digestive process. They should not cause constipation. Make sure you drink adequat ... Read More

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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Should not: Probiotics should not help regular your bowel. In contrast, beside laxatives, taking more fibers would help.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Casale
37 years experience Pediatrics
A few: Lactobacillus rhamnosus, bifidobacterium lactics, bifidobacterium infantis, lactobacillus plantarum, lactobacili.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Florastor: Or align and drink 80 -100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily.
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Probiotic: There are many good products. The ones that work have to survive the stomach acid so the beneficial bacteria can make it alive into the colon area. ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Probiotics : Although very hyped, there is currently little proof at this time that probiotics provide substantial health benefit, except in specific circumstance ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
No dependency.: if you decide to take probiotics,your body will not become dependent on them, and you can stop them at any time with no problems. Except in unusual cl ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Probiotic research: indicates that they help w/constipation. Here's a summary: "slowed “gut transit time” by 12.4 hours, increased the number of weekly bowel movements by ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
OK to take together.: There should be no problem with this combination. There are plenty of meds that can be used to treat constipation. If you are still having trouble may ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Define constipation: Your typical breast fed baby can have a little poo smear every feeding or one giant blowout every 7-10 days. If soft, i don't consider it constipation ... Read More
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