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how many prunes for constipation

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
31 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: What gets you going: fruit [including prunes] & veggies. Fiber [whole grains. Think brown, not white. Oatmeal]. Drink up: 8-10 glasses of water a day ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Villaplana
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Add water please, regularly with and between meals.
Dr. John Edmison
19 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Prunes and prune juice can help with constipation.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
All fruits: Vegetables and grains along with adequate fluid(80-100) ounces per day is effective. Eliminate caffeine and alcohol.
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
38 years experience Pediatrics
Yes you can: Eating prunes or drinking prune juice daily can help to keep stools soft. You can also help prevent constipation by eating a diet high in fiber and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Very good: Prune juice or prunes with plenty of water, better yet drink the prune juice warm.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Yes: Or prunes, drink plenty of water too.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Hardin
36 years experience Wound care
Fast: Within 1-2 hours faster if you drink it warm.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
42 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Prune juice: Is prune juice. It is just fiber and fluid so brand is of little consequence.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
May or may not help: Eating prunes can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
29 years experience Family Medicine
Constipation. : What medication are you on that you think might be causing the constipation?
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