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does too much fiber cause loose stools

A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stools: The character and consistency of stools may change with alterations in dietary intake which change the colonic bacterial flora, but as long as this do ... Read More

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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
It'll pass. : This does sound like a reaction one would have when you have an unaccustomed amount of fiber. It'll pass. In the future, just remember that fiber is g ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
40 years experience Holistic Medicine
Not a problem: Most people in our society are chronically constipated. People eating a whole foods indigenous-type diet average 2 bowel movements a day, but there is ... Read More
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Not uncommon: Soft stools after every meal in a 2yo is a bit more than usual but not a worrisom issue. I don't see where fiber has much to do with it. The digestive ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Supplements?: Are you talking about fiber supplements? It is common for fiber supplements to cause some cramping and loose stools when first starting on them. Why a ... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Diarrhea: Loose stools are seldom the result of inadequate fiber. If these persist go and get evaluated. You also might just try a cup of Yogurt three times a ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Don't panic: When you had diarrhea, you emptied your bowel. There is normally a transit time for the residual of your food to be excreted. You are re-establishing ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Robbins
30 years experience Holistic Medicine
Too much MOM: You may have taken too much MOM which contains Magnesium. Too much Magnesium can cause diarrhea. Too much fiber without lots of water can slow down ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Kennedy
26 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: Senokot (senna) can be taken every day to treat constipation in a safe way. aside from being irritating, Fleet's enemas should be avoided. increase ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Episode of infection: May be getting diverticulitis , or infection of diverticula, see you doctor for examination and treatment.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
No it does not: No eating too much fiber may make you move bowels more often but it does not cause diarrhea.
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