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do potatoes make you constipated

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: its high in fiber, consider having more fluid and fiber in diet if constipated

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Potatoes if prepared to soft consistency and ate with with vegetables will not. However if fried dry or boiled but hard and ate dry could cause consti ... Read More
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Dr. Marsha Davis
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Potatoes do not increase constipation but rice does, even whole grain or brown rice.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
42 years experience Psychiatry
In some, yes: In some people, these can be constipating. Make sure you drink plenty of fluids if eating them.
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Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
No: if accompanied by fiber, starches will help promote a normal bowel movement. Fiber is found in whole grains, legumes, fresh fruits, and beans. In orde ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Rice & potatoes.: Those are foods that can make you a bit constipated, yes. Brown rice would be better than white in this regard as the former has more fiber.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Big picture: Whole societies have lived primarily on sweet potatoes. Don't let anybody give you a hard time if you like them. You do need to get with a sensible ph ... Read More
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
35 years experience Gastroenterology
No, it won't.: Contrary to the article you may have read, there is not much need to eat carbohydrates before bedtime. If you choose to, however, it will not hurt you ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
36 years experience Pediatrics
Add prunes: Prunes are a wonderful natural laxative for babies. You can buy plain unflavored pitted prunes and puree them. Adjust the amount you give based on h ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Is baby ?: If baby is bothered by the process I would make some changes. The apples constipate many infants.Full strength prune juice 1-3 oz given spaced out us ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
23 years experience Family Medicine
Should not be: Yogurt is a type of dairy product and in most cases it is one that may stimulate your bowels to have a movement.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Good question: But necessarily one that a physician would be able to answer.

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