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is an inulin fiber supplement okay to use if i have ibs

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
IBS: If you have IBS and tolerate fiber supplements well you should be able to continue methylcellulose as a daily maintenance supplement. Metamucil is als ... Read More
Dr. Charles Turck
17 years experience Pharmacology
It is safe: It is safe to take methylcellulose for symptom management of IBS; fiber, of which methylcellulose is one kind, is generally effective for IBS symptoms ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Can take citrucel. Try to work on diet, with or without probiotics; talk with dietician.
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Most do, because...: Some of the fiber is not digested, but fermented by bacteria that normally live in the gut..Insoluble fiber, like in wheat bran, may be less gassy tha ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Dickson
23 years experience General Surgery
No: The fiber supplements won't affect the gallstones at all.
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A 8-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Retraining: Give him MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) every night before bedtime to the point of inducing a diarrhea.Put him on the potty every morning and as he cat ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
57 years experience Endocrinology
Fiber supplements: none are "good" to use if by good you mean they have been proven by proper trials to make what is bothering you better. Or make you live longer or hea ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Xylitol : Is a sugar alcohol, or artificial sugar. It's not fiber. It acts as an osmotic laxative, but has significant side effects of bloating and gas. Look fo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
30 years experience Geriatrics
No: Standard answer: always ask your doctor about proposed tests & procedures as well as medications. With that said, check out http://www.Sitzmarks.Com/q ... Read More
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Yes you can: Yes you can take fiber supplement and Miralax (polyethylene glycol) together for constipation
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
24 years experience General Surgery
Fiber and soft stool: Your doctor found an anal fissure. He/she wants you to try a stool softener and add fiber tostood diet. Try pericolace. It is both. Fiber helps to ... Read More

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