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Do Grapes Help With Constipation
No, usually not: Grapes are fruit, with juice and sugar, so they don't tend to cause constipation. Eating too much fruit might cause the loose stools. The main problem in constipation is that the time it takes for food one ate to go through the intestine and out the anus is too long of a time. One must make "intestinal transit" time more rapid. Water plus fiber helps, but sometimes laxatives are needed. ...Read more
36 yr old female. Long-term constipation. Today I noticed pain/weird feeling in perineum area & there's a grape sized sore lump to the left side. Why?
Thrombosis hemorrhoi: This sounds like a thrombesed hemorrhoid or an abscess If you have fever or chills or the skin surrounding the lump is pink and warm then you may have an abscess. If this is the case you should seek medical attention right away. Not treated an abscess can result in sepsis and long term complications like fistula and even incontinence. You should see a doctor such as a colorectal surgeon to tell ...Read more
I was constipated the next day i had a tender purplish red lump protruding from my anus, the size of a small grape. Is it a hemroid? What do I do?
No and sometimes yes: Eating grapes is not usually a cause of constipation. Rather, eating lots of grapes would be more likely to cause diarrhea. In all of us, if we ingest enough grapes we will likely develop gas, bloating and diarrhea, in people who have a limited ability to absorb the fruit sugar fructose, ingesting grapes can produce gas, bloating and diarrhea. ...Read more
Hot water with honey: Drinking hot water with honey in the morning should help. Taking senna everyday is not a good idea, but once in a while is okay for constipation. For chronic constipation, drink lot of water/fluid, increase quantity of fibers in your meals, avoid fried foods, exercise regularly (daily walk for 30 to 40 minutes), chew food well before swallowing, increase vegetables/ fruits, and eat small quantity ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Get nauseous every time I eat just the past few days n unusually tired also wake up achey every morning. Constipation every other day. What is this?
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
Change his/her diet: Constipation often happens with toddlers. They are generally picky eaters. Increase water, fruits, veggies, fruit juices, and fiber. Have a daily poop schedule to encourage taking the time to defecate. If the problem continues you may need to see your doctor for stool softeners or laxatives. ...Read more
Adrenals: When adrenals are stressed - body goes into stress mode so does not have time to poop. So taking adhs (vasopressin) will reset and normalize helps to relieve constipation. The other things that normalize gut galactan, b complex, lecithin, butyric acid, cholrella. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: No this is constipation! get on a hi fiber diet, 20-25 grams of fiber per day, drink 80-100 ounces of non caffeinated, non alcoholic fluids daily and increase your fluids if you do strenuous work or exercise. Do not use harsh laxatives. You need to eat and drink properly for normal bowel function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No other disease?: Each person with constipation needs to be sure there is no other disease causing it. If constipation is just due to slow movement of the food and poop through the gut, then the things to try are vegetables, water, prune juice, prunes, fiber+water, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) senokot or other senna, milk of magnesia, other laxatives... A doctor can evaluate and prescribe helpful meds too. Exercise also helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more
Several things: Besides taking medications like stool softeners(think colace) and laxatives like senna, miralax, (polyethylene glycol) magnesium citrate, etc, you should make sure you are doing several basic "natural" things. Make sure you are staying hydrated - though if you have problems with fluid retention or CHF this can be difficult. Make sure you remain active, this stimulates the colon. Make sure you have good fiber intake. ...Read more
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