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Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Can oatmeal cause constipation?

Not if you are: Well hydrated. Fiber without sufficient hydration can be clogging. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Can oatmeal, sugar, and milk cause constipation?

Constipation: Some foods pull water into the stool (like prunes) and some foods remove water (like cereals and rice). To prevent constipation -- if you are otherwise well -- make sure you are taking in enough fluids and plenty of fruits and vegetables. Fluids in foods, tea, coffee, and water all count, but to be healthy, limit your intake of sugary drinks and alcohol. ...Read more

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Chocolate oatmeal cooky causes constipation, how do I treat this?

The fiber: From the oatmeal if eaten in excess without adequate fluid intake can cause constipation. Bump your fluids to 80-100 oz daily of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids and don't overdose on fiber. ...Read more

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Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Is eating instant oatmeal, instead of rice ,every breakfast good for constipation?

Well. yes.: Rice is a problem for constipation which is incredibly common in Asia for this reason. Enough water, vegetables and multiple sources of fiber would be good. Narcotics, rice, chronic use of cathartics would be bad. ...Read more

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Have acute constipation problems. I exercise, drink 8 glasses of water a day, and take plenty of fiber in the form of metamucil, beans and oatmeal...

See GI doctor: It sounds like you are doing the right things but they are not working. This means you need expert guidance. I suggest a visit with an internist or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Infant constipation. We have tried prune juice oatmeal and soy milk and nothing is working. Can we use a stool softener and what foods to avoid. ?

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them.Prune or apple juice(regular adult, not dilute baby) given in amounts of 1-2 ounces 1-2 x/day for a minimum of 3 days will usually loosen a kid.Good luck. ...Read more

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I started my 5 month old on oatmeal with banana. She is now constipated - is there a better food to start?

I started my 5 month old on oatmeal with banana. She is now constipated - is there a better food to start?

Is the stool hard?: If the stool is hard, you have a diagnosis of "constipation." you may offer a fruit other than banana (prunes, apricots, pears) to mix in with the cereal. You may also offer a more diluted cereal with breastmilk or formula. ...Read more

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Constipated and irregular. Taking exlax tonight but how can i stay regular in future? Will oatmeal before bed help me go in the morning?

Constipated and irregular. Taking exlax tonight but how can i stay regular in future? Will oatmeal before bed help me go in the morning?

Increase your fiber.: taking more fiber in your diet, and perhaps even taking fiber supplements such as Metamucil on a regular basis will make you less likely to be constipated. Any easy way to achieve that is to eat a half bowl of Fiberone cereal mixed in yogurt and whatever fruit you might want to add. Be sure you drink more liquid through the day, in addition. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do I always get constipated after eating oatmeal is this normal i usually eat 2 cups?

The fiber: From the oatmeal if eaten in excess without adequate fluid intake can cause constipation. Bump your fluids to 80-100 oz daily of caffeine free/alcohol free fluids and don't overdose on fiber. ...Read more