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how many prunes to eat for constipation

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 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Russell Juno
22 years experience General Surgery
Eat your fiber: Lots of water and fiber are requirements for evryone. If you tend to be constipated then you need more fiber. You masy need to add more metamucil bu ... Read More
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A 2-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Rubin
Dr. Ira Rubin answered
37 years experience Pediatrics
Constipation: This is prob the most common chronic prob in kids. Best tx with diet: increase fluids, fruit, fiber decrease: bread, milk, meat. As a sideline give 5g ... Read More
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Dr. Dylan Mezey
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Couple options : Fiber in her diet is important, good hydration is also key. Lastly Karo syrup is also a known home remedy along with a small spoon of mineral oil that ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
See your doctor.: You should see your doctor to make sure there isn't any underlying medical problem causing this. If that is ruled out, the doctor may be able to recom ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Abdominal pain: Would need much more information and the ability to examine you in order to respond helpfully. If you have been constipated for some time this may be ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan Levey
27 years experience Pediatrics
Water: Constipation is usually from too much constipating food, not enough fiber, or not enough water. If he was never constipated before, try a couple of ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
42 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
No raisins cause ga: Gas, there are many laxatives u can use please call your OB to see what your OB recommends, but you want to get on a stool softener to prevent const ... Read More
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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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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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