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does black tea cause constipation

A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacking
17 years experience Family Medicine
Black tea: Black tea has caffeine in it, and caffeine can worsen gastritis.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not a normal: side effect. Overdose of Green Tea (usually extract) may lead to irritability, insomnia, irregular or rapid heart rate, muscle twitching, nausea, vomi ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Constipation: does not make you fat. You can experience bloating but not actual weight gain. Green tea does not make you fat. It boosts metabolism so it can cont ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Both ways: Caffeine usually stimulates the large bowel. Depending on the individual situation caffeine can actually cause, relieve, worsen or prevent constipatio ... Read More
A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
I've never: heard of that.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
42 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
No: It doesn't have any effect on bowel motility. Actually, diarrhea is more likely in some people who can't process the sugars in honey.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, but...: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly sug ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Raw Spinach: Juice can be used to prevent or treat constipation.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No: Constipation (going.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Kurtz
33 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No: Green tea has no effect on fertility.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Don't know what: Fertility tea is. Iron supplements and meds with bismuth can turn stool black. If you have black, tarry, malodorous stool - this could be melena (gi ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
Seems to reduce risk: More research is needed but there is good reason to believe that consuming green tea reduces risk of kidney stones- see http://www.Webmd.Com/kidney-st ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Tetracycline taken orally can cause dark or black stools.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
No: No they cannot.
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Dr. William Boelter
47 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes and No: Any alcohol, red or white wine, beer, liquor, can cause constipation and /or diarrhea or other GI problems. Sulfites in wine are also a major culprit.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Not usually...: Dark stools can be a sign of blood in the stool so it is important for you to have this evaluated by your doctor asap. Blood in the stools can be a si ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Wright
28 years experience Phlebology
Sometimes: Yes, they do, if eaten in large enough quantity. Purple and blue dye also often cause green stool.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Stool color: Stool color can vary because of a lot of factors, most notably diet. It is generally not a concern unless the store is bloody or solid black in color, ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
I checked several: Sites and did not see constipation listed as a potential side effect for this vitamin/herbal compound.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
17 years experience Sleep Medicine
It can: Not a typical side effect, unlike dizziness, blurred vision and blood pressure changes upon standing, constipation and reflux can be side effect of me ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Dark stool: No.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
For some: For some people it may cause loose bowel movements either as a result of lactose or caffeine sensitivity. For others if you eat too much chocolate you ... Read More
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A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Gottlieb
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Chocolate can cause diarrhea if you have lactose intolerance or irritable bowel syndrome.
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