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Can Coffee Make You Constipated
I feel like I've been constipated for a while. I drank coffee now I can't stay off the toilet, will that do that? If so why?
For many people: Coffee stimulates the colon, causing you to have a bowel movement. A lot of people use it as a failsafe way to have a bowel movement every morning. If you need coffee to have a bowel movement, then you need to get more fluids and eat more fiber. You should aim to have a bowel movement at least daily without using stimulants such as coffee and laxatives. The effect is temporary. ...Read more
I've been having tummy trouble lately and am now constipated. I feel too full to eat. Tried castor oil, coffee and prunes. What should I do?
See your doctor.: You should see your doctor to make sure there isn't any underlying medical problem causing this. If that is ruled out, the doctor may be able to recommend a different, more effective medication. ...Read more
I had a normal stool then hard then diareah note i was constipated yesterday and i put milk in my coffee and milks a laxative 4 me normal?
Sounds OK: Doubt that there will be any persistent problem. ...Read more
I've been drinking a lot of coffee with cream for past year I've noticed im having chest pains and its hard to go to the bathroom sometimes im constipated sometimes im not also have pelvic pain what can that be should I be concerned?
Constipation likely : Coffee can be constipating and cause reflux which could be responsible for the symptoms you are having. However if your chest pain is with activity, or you faint, or have weigh loss i would visit the doctor soon. Otherwise limit to i coffee a day and see if that helps. ...Read more
I have abdominal adhesions and am typically constipated, but the last several weeks my stool looks like coffee grounds with chunks of undigested food.
Need Appointment: Whenever a patient tells me their stool looks like coffee grounds they need a test to see if this is digested blood within the intestines. Abdominal adhesions can increase your risk of bowel incarceration (twisting). I would make an appointment soon to have your stool sample analyzed. ...Read more
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.
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coffee, particularly caffeine is one of the culprits that causes constipation. But what about tea then?
Both ways: Caffeine usually stimulates the large bowel. Depending on the individual situation caffeine can actually cause, relieve, worsen or prevent constipation. Most tea also has caffeine.Tea also has theophylline which has a dehydrating effect on stools, resulting in worsening constipation. Good luck. ...Read more
I am suffering from constipation and I am taking Thyroxine 75mg for my thyroid , I drink less than 8 liters/day of water, lots of tea/coffee, I am 4?
After moving to Phoenix from Colorado 6 months ago I've suffered some issues with constipation leading to hemorrhoids. To treat it, I started drinking about 12 glasses of water per day, have cut out coffee, and have started eating yogurt everyday and eati
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