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Constipation can cause dehydration?

Constipation can cause dehydration?

You have things back: Ward. Dehydration causes constipation. You need at least 80-100 oz of caffeine free/alcohol free fluid daily at a minimum to avoid constipation. More if you exercise or do anything strenuous., or if you are on meds that contribute to constipation. ...Read more

Dr. Ashu Syal
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Can constipation and/or dehydration cause high urobilinogen of 8. My son is 17.

Can constipation and/or dehydration cause high urobilinogen of 8.  My son is 17.

Yes and no: Constipation no DEhydration yes. Make sure your son if he is an athlete is well hydrated. It could also be true if your son has some kind of liver disorder. If this is not true I would then just watch. BEst wishes ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause constipation? I've been having symptoms of dehydration. I try to drink as much as i can, but it sometimes makes me nauseous.

Can dehydration cause constipation? I've been having symptoms of dehydration. I try to drink as much as i can, but it sometimes makes me nauseous.

Yes. : There are many potential causes of constipation, and inadequate water intake can lead to hard stools that are difficult to pass. If you are still constipated despite drinking plenty of water, a gentle stool softener such as docusate may be useful. A laxative such as MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) might be a reasonable next step and if still having problems, a visit to the doctor may be necessary. Good luck. ...Read more

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Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?

Treated for dehydration & hypokalemia diagnosed w/gastroenteritis but still have pain and diaherra then constipation in a cycle Cause?

Gastroenteritis: Although this sounds as if you might be infected with Giardia there is no way to know this unless fully evaluated with stool specimens, possibly endoscopy, full history and physical exam. Strongly recommend you find a GI doctor and let them assess your condition. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more

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Can dehydration cause you to be constipated?

Can dehydration cause you to be constipated?

Yes: Allowing yourself to be dehydrated, or less than optimally hydrated, can lead to constipation. Also, not getting enough movement or exercise, lack of fiber in diet, fatty foodd and certain meds. If it persists, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Extreme fullness causing dehydration and hunger? What could cause this? Plus constipated and have a hard type mass under belly button.

Extreme fullness causing dehydration and hunger? What could cause this? Plus constipated and have a hard type mass under belly button.

Questions 2 consider: Treatment depends on problem (do you have soft or hard stool?), circumstances under which constipation developed (dehydration, low activity, food intolerances, stressful times, ischemic gut, inflammatory colitis, past surgeries/ trauma with adhesions, rectal dysfunction), severity (stool volume, dehydration, how much blood, night-time awakening, weight loss), duration (acute vs. Longstanding? ...Read more

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Can dehydration lead to constipation?

Can dehydration lead to constipation?

Yes: Yes if you tend to be constipated , drinking plenty of just plain water is helpful. ...Read more

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If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

If people with CHF should drink <2l water daily, how to avoid constipation and/or dehydration?

Miralax (polyethylene glycol): One can still adhere to fluid restrictions. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) will allow stool to be less dessicated this softer and easier to expel. ...Read more

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I am constipated and I am never hungry I am hungry in the morning but at lunch I am not hungry any more, on monday i became dehydration but i'm not sure if that was the problem or not

I am constipated and I am never hungry I am hungry in the morning but at lunch I am not hungry any more, on monday i became dehydration but i'm not sure if that was the problem or not

Dehydration : Dehydration can definitely contribute to constipation. Make sure you drink lots of fluids, eat fruits, vegetables, and slowly increase the fiber in your diet. Iyou can also eat a daily probiotic yogurt like activia. If you need immediate relief you can try over the counter milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) or begin taking a stool softener nightly. If you are constipated and have a lot of stool in your intestines then you may feel full faster after eating, and this could be the reason why you don't feel hungry. Your appetitie should improve once you become regular. Good luck. ...Read more

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My cousin was released from hosp w/o a dx. Severe back pain, constipated ALT 379 AST 265 t protein 5.8. Told it could be dehydration?

My cousin was released from hosp w/o a dx.  Severe back pain,  constipated ALT 379 AST 265 t protein 5.8.   Told it could be dehydration?

Liver disease: The findings you described suggest liver disease. He may be dehydrated but that does not explain these findings. How much alcohol does your cousin consume? ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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