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Do Grapes Make You Constipated
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
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?
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
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