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Why does excess iron cause constipation?

SLOWING DOWN BOWELS

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IRON SLOWS DOWN DIGESTIVE SYSTEM.SLOW RELEASE IRON IS SLOWLY ABSORBED AND LESS CONSTIPATING. FAST ABSORBING IRON SUPPLEMENT CAUSES MORE CONSTIPATION BUT QUICKLY ABSORBED
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do iron supplements cause constipation in infants?

Sometimes

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When a child's anemia reaches levels where therapeutic Iron is needed, cramps & constipation are seen occasionally. Full srength juices will sometimes counter the effect. It is not seen from the iron content of regular formulas.
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Dr. William Singer answered:

Does excess iron in an infant's diet cause constipation?

Yes

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Iron is a binding substances for infants. Try reducing the amount and speaking to your pediatrician.
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Dr. Madhu Kandarpa answered:

I am on an iron suplement, will that cause severe constipation?

Yes

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Constipstipn is side effect of iron supplements
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Aside from iron, do any vitamins/minerals cause constipation..?

Probably not

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Constipation from normal amounts of vitamins is unlikely.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

So i have iron deficiency anemia. What supplements won't cause constipation or abdominal pains?

Depends

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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
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

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What issue gets 'fixed' by surgery? Iron deficiency is not related to either issue although the problem that causes the iron deficiency may also cause constipation.
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Can iron help keep you regular instead of causing constipation?

Usually the opposite

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Iron supplementrs usually cause constipation, but different supplemets can have different effects on individual patients.
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata answered:

Iron tablets intake causes me some indigestion and or constipation, any alternative supplement plans, pls ther is?; apart from taking it from food

Gluconate or diet

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Ferrous gluconate is more mild on the G.I. tract, and produces less constipation if iron is needed. Dietary sources for iron includes green, leafy vegetables that and spinach, which are high in iron. However you cannot have dairy products at the same time, or the iron gets bound, and rendered inactive. So these are 2 great alternatives.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

i am 14 weeks pregnant. i am having black stools from the very next day i started my iron tabs, but no pain or constipation, will it effect my baby.?

Probably not

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Iron supplements will turn your stool black and correcting the anemia is safer for your baby than not. The assumption here is that the black stools are from the iron pills and not from bleeding from an unknown as yet site. Confirm with your OB Gyn
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