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do tums help constipation

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Probably not: As Tums (calcium carbonate) have calcium which when taken in excess will cause constipation.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Antacids that: Contain aluminum or calcium may have constipation as a side effect.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Tums (calcium carbonate): Hi, i don't think there is any interaction between Chemo medication and Tums, (calcium carbonate) so it's ok.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Pancotto
45 years experience in Gastroenterology
Not related: Not related to constipation unless taking calcium anacids which can cause constipation.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience in Family Medicine
Pregnant???: With 2 periods since your unprotected sex - doubt it. Symptoms sound more gastrointestinal than anything else - gallbladder??? Stress?? ... Read More
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Dr. Harris Cohen
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Fiber: If stool softeners are "too" effective, i recommend a daily trial of fiber and stopping the stool softeners.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Huh? See doc again: Could be lots of things, spasm related to dietary intake, beverages, carbonation, stress, reflux of stomach contents, etc. Gas and acid go for esoph/s ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience in Internal Medicine
Exam needed: More information about your abdominal discomfort is needed in order to make a differential diagnosis. However, persistent abdominal discomfort, especi ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Tums: works as an antacid. So I don't think it will help with constipation. Eat foods rich in fiber. Stay physically active and drink lots of water. (:
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
30 years experience in Pediatrics
Laxative foods/bev: Calcium carbonate is an ingredient in many antacids. Aluminum also does the same. Magnesium is more of a laxative and that is why many liquid laxati ... Read More
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