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Can teething cause constipation

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 60 years experience
Teething: If anything, teething causes loose stools
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Parkanswered
Pediatrics 52 years experience
No: Teething has been wrongfully blamed for the common maladies in infants of 6 to 12 months age such as fever (febrile illness), diarrhea or even rash. ... Read More
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Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 25 years experience
No: Physiologically there is no reason for teething to be painful or cause any of the symptoms that you are asking about.
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 38 years experience
Teething causes none: Teething causes none of the above symptoms. The constipation can can, indeed, result in cramps, excessive gas and ack of appetite, but not teething.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
Pediatrics 24 years experience
Unlikely: There is anectodal evidence suggesting the teething can cause low grade fever and/or loose stool. Not much support for a connection to constipation.
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Dr. Leo Morton
Pediatric Dentistry 44 years experience
Unlikely: Teething does not cause diarrhea, constipation or diaper rash. It can cause a mild fever up to 101°F (38°C). Mild symptoms that gradually improve usua... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sami Latif
Dentistry 39 years experience
Dehydration : Teething should not be directly the reason for lack of urinations , it's possible he did not eat or drank any thing , that leads to dehydrating ch... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
General Surgery 52 years experience
Increase hydration.: Continue healthy diet. You could gently massage his abdomen form lower right quadrant extending up to transverse upper abdomen (left to right) to upp... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 35 years experience
Ice & Pediatrician: Intermittent ice can be soothing if the issue is teething. It sounds like a trip to the pediatrician would be advised.
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Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Constipation: Best not to use Karo syrup in a 3 month old because the immune system isn't mature yet. No Qtip stimulation. Baby products prune juice is a good idea... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 42 years experience
Constipation: Narcotics can cause constipation if taken over a prolonged period. Miralax should help you if you are taking the narcotics for longer than a day or tw... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
If you are worried: Then yes see a doc. It sounds like teething and constipation. Hylands teething tablets or humphries #3 can be awesome for teething discomfort. Constip... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Rheumatology 54 years experience
No: This is not normal. Speak with a gastroenterologist asap.
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