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i'm 16 weeks is is okay for me to drink epsom salt & water to help use the bathroom or what will happen?

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Dr. Bonnie Colville
12 years experience Family Medicine
Pregnant diet: Avoid Epsom salt at this time. Drink plenty of fluids to avoid dehydration. High fiber foods help with constipation. Avoid medication at this time. Follow-up with your OB physician.
Answered on Jun 15, 2017
Dr. Amandeep Kaur
10 years experience Family Medicine
Epsom salt: has magnesium in it. It does have some evidence of risks associated with it. Constipation is a common problem in pregnancy. Please discuss it with your physician.
Answered on Jul 28, 2018

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