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can vitamin d drops cause constipation in infants

A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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No: Hi. Nope, vitamin D doesn't do that. The average American diet does, however. Most people eat a low fiber diet, and constipation is a common side effe ... Read More
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Yes it can in some: Vitamin D does cause constipation in some people and it may be dose related.Best way to get viT D is by sitting in the sun with your arms,face and leg ... Read More

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ian Bach
Dr. Ian Bach answered
25 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It woul ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen and fully evaluated by a GI doctor, and this will mean subjecting yourself to endoscopy and possible small bowel biopsy. This may ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Mease
47 years experience Pediatrics
Calcium in babies: If the baby is breast fed or on a good formulae calcium supplementation in not necessary. Breast fed babies do need vit d. Crawling and number of te ... Read More
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A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louis Cooper
47 years experience Pediatrics
Wait: Iron should not be taken within 30 to 45 minutes after a milk feed, as the calcium decreases iron absorption. No problem with vitamin d.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Doubt the drops a pb: Changes in stooling are often related to changes in diet.Rice cereal & bananas are common constipating agents while juices often loosen stool. Constip ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Vitamin D: Vitamin D is available inexpensively over the counter. It comes in bottles with 120 capsules (1000 or 2000) taken once a day. Side effects are very fe ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Vit. D supplements: ...commonly can cause constipation. It is more common when taking 1000 IU Per day. Since the supplement appears to have helped you, you may want to st ... Read More
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Dr. Troy Ross
Dr. Troy Ross answered
23 years experience Occupational Medicine
Start with your gut: You have enough going on that you would benefit from finding a doctor you trust to work with you. In the meantime start with treating your gut well. S ... Read More
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