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Doctor insights on: Can Prune Juice Cause Constipation

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Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constipated, then take something to treat it. The best medication to use, which is safe to use every day, is glycolax. Use glycolax daily, consume plenty of fiber and drink lots of water. Avoid suppositoty use unless you are severely constipated.

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My stomachs been hurting for days even after I eat. I think im constipated cause I cant go. How many glasses of prune juice? 3? I have school tmro so

My stomachs been hurting for days even after I eat. I think im constipated cause I cant go. How many glasses of prune juice? 3? I have school tmro so

Abdominal pain: Would need much more information and the ability to examine you in order to respond helpfully. If you have been constipated for some time this may be producing a physiological obstruction, or it may be due to an anatomical obstruction. You really need to be examined and a full history taken. See your family doctor.

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How good is prune juice for constipation?

How good is prune juice for constipation?

Very good: Prune juice or prunes with plenty of water, better yet drink the prune juice warm.

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How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed-up cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck.

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What is the best brand of prune juice for constipation?

What is the best brand of prune juice for constipation?

Prune juice: Is prune juice. It is just fiber and fluid so brand is of little consequence.

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How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient. I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough. The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D. In California, there are other exotic treatments. See your MD.

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Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Yes: Dilute or baby strength prune juice and 1-2 oz may help. Follow up with your MD as needed. Hope this helps.

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21 months old has severe constipation. How much Prune juice can I give her and is it ok to give daily?

21 months old has severe constipation. How much Prune juice can I give her and is it ok to give daily?

What is constipation: This word means something different to different people. There is a great deal of variation in the frequency of stools between different babies and even for one baby. I've seen healthy children go two weeks without a stool! What is most important is how a child acts and eats. If stools are irregular but their character is normal this can be normal. But constipation can be a sign of serious illness

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Is it safe to drink 32Oz of prune juice in the same day for constipation?

Yes: And hopefully it will be effective. If not, talk with your doctor.

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My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

Prune Juice: I would recommend prune juice for constipation as a first step. It is always important to discuss it with your pediatrician, be sure he has a normal exam and is followed correctly. Prune juice is a good start.

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What is safe besides suppositories to treat constipation? How to make going easier? Prune juice safe at this age?

Constipation.: I can't tell your age from your profile, but prune juice is generally safe. A good first start would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, and perhaps adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. When you do this, you need to increase the amount of liquid in your diet also. If this does not help after several weeks, then you should see your doctor for further plans. Good luck.

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Is prune juice (maybe 1/2 cup) okay for a recovery diet for diverticulitis to avoid constipation, instead of taking OTC stuff?

Prune juice: Prune juice may work just as well. If you don't find relief then you can go roth over the counter. Make sure you drink plenty of water and walk around

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How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

CONSTIPATION: 9 month old baby with constipation, already on prune juice? Baby needs fiber in his diet. He has to be fed with more fruits and veggie, fluids and juice between feedings. Less rice cereal, bananas and apples.

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