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Dr. Nour Baltagi Dr. Baltagi
Pediatrics
26 years in practice
University of Perugia Faculty of Medicine and Surgery
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For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

For the last three weeks my son has had loose stools every morning. He drinks soy milk. What should I do?

Loose stools: As long as he is not having diarrhea and dehydration, loose stools are not an issue. But you can give him more potatoes, rice, and carotts to make his stools more formed. Yougurt also may help the intestinal flora and affect, in a good way the stools. We do not want him to have hard stools as they are not health.

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Does soy milk cause breakouts?

Not specifically: But soy does have some estrogen-like properties. Hormonal imbalances do play a role in acne.

Dr. James Ferguson Dr. Ferguson
Pediatrics
42 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Is soy milk bad for toddlers who are lactose intolerant?

Fine: Soy or almond milk are both usually lactose free. Lactaid or similar cow milk products are produced with the missing enzyme in the milk, so lactose sensitive people can use them without problems.

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Dr. Herbert Shuck Dr. Shuck
General Practice
years in practice
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Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Does soy milk cause harm to hormonal functions of children?

Has potential: People including children can have allergies to soy which can then block thyroid. We test and treat allergies. Wait until they are tested.

Dr. Francine Yep Dr. Yep
Family Medicine
27 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

How much soy is too much? What problem can it cause? I usually have 1 glass of soy milk, 1 bag (1 pound) of edamame, & 1 box of tofu. Is it too much?

Ask Grandmom: What does your grandmom eat? You will most likely do well with the foods that your ancestors eat [asians may not handle dairy and wheat so well. Anglos may not handle soy so well]. Most problems: powders & pills, not food. Your goal: keep your isoflavones less than 100 millgrams a day. [see comment for more info].

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Dr. Hung Khong Dr. Khong
Internal Medicine - Oncology
23 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

Does soy milk cause lumps in mens breasts?

No: There is no scientific evidence that dietary soy food (milk, tofu, ect...) is linked to the development of breast cancer in women or men. And it does not cause lumps in men's breasts. If a man has a lump in his breast, he should immediately go see his doctor for an assessment. Breast cancer does develop in men, albeit much less common than in women.

Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Dr. Ibrahim
Urgent Care
15 years in practice
McGill University Faculty of Medicine
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Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.

Does soy milk cause man breasts? I noticed my chest looking 'breasty' when I substituted soy for dairy milk.

Possibly: Unless drank in ginormous amounts soy does contains estrogens which could theoretically cause breast development but I strongly doubt it

Dr. Antoanella Calame Dr. Calame
Dermatology
15 years in practice
UC San Diego School of Medicine
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Does soy milk cause acne?

Does soy milk cause acne?

Acne: Acne is a skin condition that occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. These factors can trigger or aggravate an existing case of acne, hormones, medications, and a diet with a lot of dairy and carbohydrate-rich foods. You can also prevent new acne breakouts with self-care measures by washing your skin with a gentle cleanser and avoiding touching or picking acne.

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Can soy milk causes ovarian cysts?

Can soy milk causes ovarian cysts?

No: Soy milk has not been implicated in the development of ovarian cysts.

Dr. Evan Altman Dr. Altman
Psychiatry
15 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Does drinking soy milk cause weight gain?

Calorie economics: Soy milk does not cause weight gain anymore than other food (including regular milk). Weight gain occurs when the total calorie intake exceeds the calories consumed by the body in activities, leading to storing away of the calories. In general, calories from all food sources not used are turned to fat and stored for later use. Portion control is important. Avoid drinking too much soy milk.

Dr. Chad Levitt Dr. Levitt
Radiation Oncology
18 years in practice
Emory University School of Medicine
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Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Can soy milk cause cancer and breasts in men?

Not likely: Soy has phytoestrogens that can b converted to estrogen. Too muh estrogen in a male can cause breast tenderness and growth. Unlikely to cause cancer. Still, in order to get enough soy in your diet to cause such symptomatic changes you would have to drink solely soy milk in large amounts. Women who want to get estrogen replacement by taking soy must add powder form concentrate to get enough.

Dr. Tanya Russo Dr. Russo
Pediatrics
21 years in practice
Nova Southeastern University College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Can drinking a lot of soy milk cause gynecomastia in men?

Soy and gynecomastia: Soy does have estrogen like properties but it would be unlikely that consumption in moderation would produce gynecomastia. Gynecomastia in men occurs when testosterone is out of balance with estrogen, and causes of this include drugs/medications, alcohol, endocrine disorders, tumors, obesity, et al. Stopping soy products and monitoring for breast reduction can help determine if soy is causing it

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Dr. PAUL EUN Dr. EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Dr. Abel Loredo Dr. Loredo
Dentistry
33 years in practice
Loma Linda University School of Medicine
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Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Can plain, unsweetened soy milk cause tooth decay for my toddler?

Tooth Decay: Too much emphasis is placed on sugar being the cause of tooth decay. All sources of carbohydrates cause tooth decay! The stickiness and concentration of sugars determines how cariogenic the food may be. The true cause of decay specially in toddlers is the lack of daily dental home care by parents. It is not like a stinky dipper screaming to be change. You as parent must make it a priority.

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Dr. Eric Weisman Dr. Weisman
Neurology
32 years in practice
St. George's University School of Medicine
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Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Why does regular milk cause my extremities to tingle? I am fine with almond and soy milk. No allergies.

Two considerations: Milk Alkali Syndrome (hypercalcemia) and milk allergy. Parasthesias are uncommon but alkalosis from hyperventilation does cause parasthesias. Usually we think of milk Alkali syndrome as causing constipation, bone pain, psychiatric symptoms and kidney stones.

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Dr. Douglas Lawson Dr. Lawson
Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Can phytoestrogens cause changes in menstrual cycles? I swapped milk for soy milk for a month & had spotting. It stopped when I stopped drinking soy.

Possibly: Soy protein is a phytoestrogen and estrogens can thicken the lining of the uterus causing spotting. Though this is more of an issue in menopausal women. At your age, infection is more likely to be the cause of spotting or undiagnosed pregnancy.

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
Pain Management
32 years in practice
UCLA School of Dentistry
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Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Can soy milk cause breakthrough bleeding while in birth control pills?

Yes, possible: Because large quantities of soy milk can influence estrogen. Moderation is the key.

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Dr. Mary Ann Block Dr. Block
General Practice
28 years in practice
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Mohammed Parvez Dr. Parvez
Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
NTR University of Health Sciences, Vijayawada, Deccan College of Medical Sciences
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Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more