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Does Iron In Formula Cause Diarrhea
Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more
Can protein powder or iron pills cause diarrhea after gallbladder removal? Does diarrhea mean I am not absorbing the nutrients?
7 wk old breastfed newborn diagnosis with cow milk protein allergy. On dairy free diet but poo is still green but no blood in stools. Can iron sup cause this?
Pooh color...: Baby pooh comes in many colors depending on age and diet. Green is not a problem although the typical breast fed baby's pooh is yellow. The color can change based on your diet. Bright red or dark red/black pooh would be of concern as this is a sign of milk allergy. Iron can change the color of pooh to black which is not a problem. As long as baby is well green is no problem. ...Read more
Can dehydration, regular Pepsi intake, or some specific lack in nutrients cause vomiting and diarrhea? Brother is unhealthy and this happens sometimes
Unhealthy: vomiting and diarrhea can cause dehydration (not usually the other way around). Drinking excessive soft drinks can contribute to upset stomachs and possibly diarrhea depending on how a person tolerates carbonated, sugary beverages. Unhealthy eating can also cause diarrhea (as can lack of certain nutrients). Please have your brother see a doctor for a complete check up. ...Read more
Let's define problem: Doctors define constipation as stools less frequently than once every 3-4 days. Patients feel they are "constipated" when passing hard or small volume stool, or they feel full & bloated. Can't tell here if you're not blocked or if your gut is sluggish or your rectum works correctly. Yes, magnesium is a laxative but regardless of your response to it, you still need answers. See a GI specialist pls. ...Read more
Melena ?: Dark-colored stools may result from iron supplements, foods you eat (like a lot of spinach), substances (like peptobismol), but most significantly suggests bleeding. When blood is denatured by acid in your stomach, as from ulcers, stools will turn tarry ("melena"). Blood may also be ingested from nose bleeds, bleeding gums... Persistent melena (without obvious cause) & symptoms warrants md visit. ...Read more
Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more
Chelating separate: The chelating function of wheatgrass is a separate property from it also having iron. 1 ounce of wheatgrass has about 10% of the daily allowance of iron but it is proven to chelate iron. I don't know if the mechanism is entirely known, but wheatgrass is rich in chlorophyll and if you trade the atom of magnesium at the core of a chlorophyll molecule for an iron molecule it becomes hemoglobin. ...Read more
Possible: It's not impossible but not common.Get a more detailed answer ›
What could be the cause of my newborns constipation, frequent spit-up, refusal to eat and blood in stool after supository?
Does whole grain product decrease absorbtion of iron and if yes how it is healthy as it may cause iron deficiency anemia
Phytates in grains: Whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds contain antioxidant compounds called "phytates." unlike other animals, we humans have no phytase to degrade these -- & they can bind to minerals like iron instead. If your diet is exclusively grains, iron deficiency could result. If your diet also includes veggies, leafy greens, vit c (increases iron absorption) foods, and meats with heme iron, you're fine. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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