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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christine Hom
Pediatrics 30 years experience
Stimulation: It sounds as if you are doing a good job with your newborn. You are making detailed observations and trying simple maneuvers. Babies poop often, and... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
Geriatrics 40 years experience
Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber ( vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners ( daily) and laxatives as necessary ( if no bm... Read More
Dr. Sanjay Kumar
Internal Medicine 37 years experience
Can't go!: General measures will focus on high fiber diet, reasonable intake of fluids and regular aerobic physical activity. Prunes are pretty effective!
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start. Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Constipation: Please see your doctor to make sure there is no physical cause for your constipation. Ask about how to change diet so you can digest and eliminate wa... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Wager
Pediatrics 40 years experience
Let's discuss...: 1st we need to determine if this is really constipation. If this is a breastfed baby who poops infrequently, this may be normal. For babies who stra... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Constipation: Reduce milk and milk products. Add additional fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables as well as raisins, figs, dates and nuts. Also give him high ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Imran Saeed
Colon and Rectal Surgery 19 years experience
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and ph... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Kattuah
Dentistry 23 years experience
More fiber: You can try to increase the fiber in your diet by eating more fruits/vegetables. You can also try supplementing with metamucil or other fiber additive... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mohammed Shafi
Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Constipation: Increase hydration and natural fibre intake.
A member asked:
Dr. Noel Alonso
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Increasing fiber..: ...Such as in fruits, vegetables or bran may help, as will increasing water intake and physical activity (such as walking for 30 minutes per day). If ... Read More

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