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Does constipation cause weight gain?

Does constipation cause weight gain?

Sometimes it does: Constipation by itself can increase one's weight by the amount of poop (stool) that is staying inside the intestines. Hormonal imbalances, such as low thyroid hormone, can cause both constipation and weight gain. If one tries to treat constipation by eating more fruits or drinking more juice, the large amount of fruit sugar will lead to weight gain. Persistent constipation needs a doctor's exam. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Rothman
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Weight Gain (Definition)

Weight gain is an increase in body weight. This can be a result of increases to muscle mass, increases in body fat, or increases in body fluids like water. Occasionally, weight gain can be a symptom of ...Read more


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Does lactulose cause weight gain?

Does lactulose cause weight gain?

No: You do not absorb this sugar, therefore, no calories. ...Read more

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Could constipation cause weight gain?

Could constipation cause weight gain?

Yes: The retained fecal matter can increase the weight of the body. ...Read more

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Does doxycycline cause constipation and weight gain?

Does doxycycline cause constipation and weight gain?

Reviewed this ;: Was unable to find weight gain or constipation listed as potential side effects for doxycycline. Diarrhea is a potential side effect. ...Read more

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Does Dicyclomine cause weight gain?

Does Dicyclomine cause weight gain?

No.: Bentyl (dicyclomine) decreases intestinal motility and is usually used to treat irritable -bowel syndrome or other motility disorders. Not associated with weight gain per se although if less abdominal pain you might eat more and therefore gain weight. ...Read more

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Does heartburn cause weight gain?

Heart burn: Doesn't cause weight gain but sometimes weightgain can lead to heartburn. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain or weight loss?

Prozac (fluoxetine): It originally was introduced as being weight neutral, but there are exceptional cases where we see weight changes either up or down. ...Read more

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Does swelling cause weight gain?

Does swelling cause weight gain?

Yes, fluid retention: Can cause weight to increase but once the fluid is diuresed off - the weight should drop back down. ...Read more

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Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Does promethazine cause weight gain?

Promethazine or: Phenergan is an anti-histamine which is used to treat allergies, motion sickness, nausea, vomiting, control of pain. Its most common side effects are drowsiness, dizziness, constipation, dry mouth and blurred vision. But weight gain is not uncommonly reported...the drug may interact with appetite suppression mechanisms. Extra care should be taken to carefully monitor food intake/increase activity ...Read more

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Does estroven cause weight gain?

No weight gain: Estroven which is a herbal preparation with added vitamins does not cause weight gain as far as i know. ...Read more

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Does estroven cause weight gain?

Stop taking it.: Natural hormone replacement is fraught with danger. There are very safe and proven estrogen replacement medications that are well-studied and whose proper dosing and side effects are well understood. That is not the case with herbal forms, which are not even guaranteed to do what they say. See your doc and consider plant based estrogen replacement first, not horse-derived. ...Read more

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Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Does gastritis cause weight loss?

Weight loss concern: History of "weight loss" is a red-flag to a doctor. It is unlikely your provider will be satisfied that gastritis is of itself sufficient cause for much loss of weight. Stomach upset due to both inflammation & possible associated delayed stomach emptying is expected, but loss of no more than a few pounds is not expected. Gastritis may be secondary to another disease--a search for which is needed. ...Read more

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Does opiates cause weight gain?

Does opiates cause weight gain?

Do : Opiates cause weight gain? Usually the other way around as they cause nausea and vomiting. Also some of the side effects are dysphoria and sleepiness. It is not known to be a appetite stimulant. ...Read more

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Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

Does diverticulitis cause weight loss?

It can: It can do so secondarily. The disease itself doesn't cause weight loss, but it can make you feel sick and weak and decrease your appetite, which can consequently cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Does hyperglycemia cause weight gain?

Hyperglycemia: Usually not. Weight gain can cause hyperglycemia. Also, taking medication to control hyperglycemia can cause weight gain (especially insulin). ...Read more

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Can constipation cause weight loss?

Can constipation cause weight loss?

No: It won't cause weight loss but it will deplete water, electrolytes, and increase risk of infection and intestinal damage. ...Read more

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Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

Does fluoxetine cause weight gain?

It is possible: Fluoxetine is an ssri anti-depressant, anti-anxiety medication that can cause weight changes as a possible side effect. In most of my patients, weight changes have been minor. However, some patients report larger weight changes, including more significant weight gain or weight loss. If you are gaining weight and concerned about it, talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

Does gastroparesis cause weight loss?

No: Gastroparesis is a condition in which food does not progress down the GI tract. It remains undigested in the stomach where it can cause symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and reflux among others. Gastroparesis can happen after surgery for a short period of time or this can be a chronic condition from having diabetes for a long time. Gastroparesis does not cause weight loss. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more