A 42-year-old member asked:
why might someone have severe constipation?
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Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
Fiber is good but: If you are not drinking enough fluid it can lead to constipation. Remember caffeine and alcohol dehydrate and lead to constipation. Generally i recommend 80-100 ounces of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids every day. It will take 10-14 days of this regimen to see improvement. If not better need to have a GI workup for other causes of constipation.
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Is something in my 9-month-old's diet causing him to pass very hard stools?
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Pediatrics 24 years experience
Yes: A lot of 9 month old babies begin to rely more on food and less on liquid for their daily nutritional needs. Very often, a baby gets a bit constipated at 9 months due to a decrease in their fluid intake. Adding some extra formula, breast milk, water, or even water mixed with a small amount of prune juice or white grape juice can often solve this problem. If it persists, consult your doctor.
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Can solid food cause constipation?
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Pediatrics 28 years experience
Yes: Any food or drink has the potential to cause constipation or diarrhea, though more common culprits are grains (rice or occasionally gluten-containing grains) and bananas. If you made a change and saw a worrisome change in stool frequency or consistency, eliminate the most recent foods and try again later.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Can I try suppositories to relieve my baby's constipation?
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Pediatrics 32 years experience
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A 27-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to have constipation during pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 26 years experience
Yes: It is very common to have constipation when you are pregnant.
A pregnant woman may become constipated or have constipation that worsens due to all or some of the following reasons:
pregnancy itself; prenatal vitamins (extra iron); dietary changes.
Solutions? Consult with your obstetrician and try increasing your intake of fluids, fiber, fruits and vegetables; adding natural fiber stool softners.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
How can constipation be avoided in children?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 20 years experience
Healthy food: Eating healthy foods like whole grains, fruits and vegetables helps prevent constipation along with drinking plenty of water. If your child is chronically constipated despite eating healthy, see your doctor.
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Last updated Jul 5, 2018
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