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Can orange juice help with constipation?

Can orange juice help with constipation?

Not usually.: Orange juice does not usually help the bowels move properly. If it is just an occasional problem, you might want to consider prunes. In the long run, you will want to increase fiber in your diet. A fiber cereal is good for that. I mix mine up in yogurt each morning to give it a better taste. Often I add in fruit also. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since orange juice is acidic, can it prevent this constipation?

Since orange juice is acidic, can it prevent this constipation?

Any fluids: That are caffeine free/alcohol free whentaken in proper quantities of 80-100 oz per day can prevent constipation. Acidic plays no specific role in constipation. ...Read more

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Can , unpasteurized, fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus? I know unpasteurized milk and cheese should be avoided .

Can   , unpasteurized,  fresh squeezed orange juice cause harm to a fetus?  I know unpasteurized milk and cheese   should be avoided .

Be safe: If you are cleaning, peeling, and squeezing the fresh oranges yourself, the risk is probably low. If, however, you are not directly controlling the preparation, you should probably avoid pasteurized drinks during pregnancy. ...Read more

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When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

When I drink guava, litchi and orange juice, it causes me to cough for a while. Could this be an allergy?

Not Likely: Given your description is doesn't sound like a typical allergic reaction which usually includes one or more of the following within minutes to 2 hours of ingestion: hives, itching, swelling, shortness of breath, wheeze, vomiting, or passing out. Sometimes drinking cold beverages can cause a coughing fit in some people. See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation if concerned. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp stomach pain around the belly button area in a five year old boy? And why would orange juice send him into tears?

What could cause sharp stomach pain around the belly button area in a five year old boy? And why would orange juice send him into tears?

Meckel's diverticulu: There is a concept called referred pain. Pain felt at the belly button could be generated anywhere in his gut from just outside of his stomach to his mid-transverse colon-in other words, not very specific location. Bring him to his doc and if he is stymied to a peds GI doc. There is also possibility of Meckel's diverticulum. Good luck! ...Read more

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My wife has been having severe nose bleeds and throwing up blood but its after she drinks tap water or orange juice could they be the cause of it?

My wife has been having severe nose bleeds and throwing up blood but its after she drinks tap water or orange juice could they be the cause of it?

Unlikely: Have her be examined for causes of nose bleeds and throwing up blood, the tests should be up to her doctor. The fluids may serve as irritant for coughing or nausea but not the blood. Good luck. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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