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i am having constipation issues and need help i have also had a gastric bypass in 2006 and have never been regular i drink coffee every day, tea, oj, and crystal light. i take 325 mg of iron daily, tylenol 3, 3 calcium citrate daily and 2 vitamins daily.

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Dr. Mohamed Ahmed
36 years experience Internal Medicine
How : How old are you? Iron can cause constipation but this is some thing you really need. No contraindication to use some laxatives if needed.High fiber diet, fiber supplements, stay well hydrated colonoscopy if you are above 50 yrs of age.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Leon Katz
Dr. Leon Katz answered
28 years experience Bariatrics
One : One of the easiest things to do is make sure you are getting adequate fluids during the day. You may benefit from drinking some mineral oil to help get you regular. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is also a reasonable option. Remember that this is a website to get general questions answered, you really should meet with your bariatric surgeon or a gastroenterologist to help you get regular.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Laura Cozzarelli
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Can make changes: Try switching to a less constipating form of iron (e.g., ferrous bisglycinate) and try to moderate consumption of diuretic drinks like coffee/oj. Magnesium and vitamin c supplementation can also help with constipation (although mg+ can interfere with calcium absorption if you're low). For vit c, start with buffered powder, add a heaping 1/2 tsp to water/juice, & increase by 1/2 tsp/day until ok.
Answered on Jun 9, 2015
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