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Can parasites cause severe constipation? I went to South Africa 4 months ago & while there started to have many symptoms of intestinal parasites.

Can parasites cause severe constipation? I went to South Africa 4 months ago & while there started to have many symptoms of intestinal parasites.

Unusual: Constipation would be an unusual symptom in intestinal parasite infection. Diarrhea is much more common. But the parasites do affect movement/motility of the bowel, so constipation could be part of the cycle. If you haven't done so already, contact your doctor/health department to submit stool samples to check for all intestinal pathogens. That said, the constipation may well be irritable bowel. ...Read more

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I have white chunks in my stool daily. The chunks do not look like skinny worms. I have been suffering from constipation. Is this a parasite?

I have white chunks in my stool daily. The chunks do not look like skinny worms. I have been suffering from constipation. Is this a parasite?

See your pediatricMD: It is more likely than not something you are eating. With that said , you will need a physical exam and interview from your doctor. They may determine that you need additional lab work or testing. This will be based on their findings with your interview, exam and past medical history. ...Read more

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Im 19yrs old grl.I hav experiencd constipation 4 past 2 yrs n recently observd constipation cause as a rslt of drinkin milk?Y is this n what shud i do?

Im 19yrs old grl.I hav experiencd constipation 4 past 2 yrs n recently observd constipation cause as a rslt of drinkin milk?Y is this n what shud i do?

Sounds like milk: Sounds like milk is your problem - you may want to leave it out of your daily diet and see if the problem goes away. Add a daily calcium supplement (taken with food) daily if you need the extra calcium. If this doesn't solve the problem, make sure you are eating a healthy diet without processed foods and with plenty of fiber. Then talk to your md. ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: as a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria ...Read more

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Could over eating cause constipation?

Could over eating cause constipation?

Overeat/Constipation: Overeating may cause constipation by increasing the intestinal waste . This may lead to improper colon function and distension of the colon possibly affecting the muscle tone and natural peristalsis or wave like motions of the intestine which propel the waste materials towards the anal opening. A well balanced diet high in fiber and water decreases constipation. See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more