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Could Prenatal Vitamins Be Causing Constipation
Not likely: Consider the possibility that your pregnant.Get a more detailed answer ›
If you are anemic but have normal B12 and folate (folic acid), (folic acid) could there be another nutrient related to folate (folic acid) or to B12 that is low?
Well, sure: Iron deficiency is the most frequent cause of anemia. If you have already been checked for that, your provider needs to look at several other things not necessarily related to nutrition to determine the cause. Don't just take iron, though, unless your tests show that it is deficient. ...Read more
Use Common Sense: Could be, try stopping them for a week and see if it goes away. If it does then start them back and see if the bloating comes back. If it does then you have your answer. :). ...Read more
I'm trying to get pregnant and I'm taking prenatal vitamins I've been feeling nausea can that be due to the vitamins?
It happens: Some women do experience nausea when they take their prenatal vitamins. Fortunately there are many different pre-natal vitamin products. You can try an alternative on your own or discuss with your provider who may be able to recommend an alternate formulation including chewable or liquid vitamins. Make sure the vitamin includes folic acid 0.4 mg to prevent neural tube defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: It depends on both the person, what is in the vitamin, and how much of the different components there are. If you have to take a b vitamin as prescribed by a doctor, do not exceed the recommended daily allowance unless instructed to do so. It is preferable to get your b vitamins from whole grains, whole grain cereals, green vegetables, nuts and beans. ...Read more
Depends: Various forms aof iron are available and a trial and error approach may be necessary to find the one that is best for you. Taking a stool softener and drinking 80 plus ounces of non cafeeineated, non alcoholic fluids per day can help. More importantly, be sure you have received a thorough evaluation as to the cause of the anemia which may include a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy by a gi/colorecta. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation: Yes, bananas are constipating.Get a more detailed answer ›
See GI specialist: While there are many straight forward causes of your symptoms there are some rare serious diseases that could do the same. A GI specialist can place cameras in your stomach and colon to evaluate the gastrtis and rule out more serious diseases like cancer -- very rare at your age. If the scopes are clear, the GI can help with the gastritis and constipation. ...Read more
Constipation (Child) (Definition)
The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more
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