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Does cheese cause constipation?

Does cheese cause constipation?

Constipation: Constipation refers to inability to pass stool, having to strain to pass stool, or passing hard stools. It is a function of diet, water intake, medication and lifestyle. Many hard cheeses can contribute to constipation while soft cheese(ricotta, cottage) can cause more looser stools. Eating cheese without sufficient fiber, fluids and fresh fruis and vegetables can contribute to constipation. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Fresh mozzarella cheese causes constipation?

Fresh mozzarella cheese causes constipation?

Unlikely: It would be very unlikely that eating fresh mozzarella would cause constipation. ...Read more

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Does ricotta cheese cause constipation?

Sort of: Cheese is notoriously constipating mainly because it has absolutely no fiber content. If you eat your cheese with things that are high in fiber (like, say, a salad), you should be fine. ...Read more

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Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?

Eczema on face & stomach cramps come after eating kefir & ice cream. Cheese only cause constipation. Could I be allergic to dairy with diff symptoms?

Not an allergy: Stomach cramps suggest lactose intolerance (LI) which develops when the small intestine does not make enough lactase, the enzyme needed to digest the lactose found in dairy products. Symptoms include nausea, diarrhea, cramps, bloating & gas. Your icon suggests you are black; LI is much more common in those of African descent. Limit lactose containing foods and try lactase enzymes or drops. ...Read more

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Husband began having diarrhea after eating chili cheese dog Sat. evening & still has it (with some constipation now) since then. Is this normal?

Husband began having diarrhea after eating chili cheese dog Sat. evening & still has it (with some constipation now) since then. Is this normal?

Diarrhea: Based on my calculations it has been about 5 days of abnormal bowel habits? Diarrhea is generally self limiting and not in need of investigation unless a patients has fever, recent antibiotic use, blood in the stool, severe pain or symptoms lasting greater than 3 weeks. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of cheese, now i'm constipated. I took mirlax 2 days in a row but stool still hurts. It's been 3 days. Help!

I ate a lot of cheese, now i'm constipated. I took mirlax 2 days in a row but stool still hurts. It's been 3 days. Help!

Give it more time: I would continue to take miralax, one cap full once per day and make sure to drink plenty of water, if you do some exercise this might give you the urge to go. Hope this helped :]. ...Read more