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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Yes it can in some: Vitamin D does cause constipation in some people and it may be dose related. Best way to get viT D is by sitting in the sun with your arms, face and legs exposed. Some take vitD and calcium combonation and that causes more constipation ...Read more

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more

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What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

What can cause gastroparesis other than diabetes? Positive ana, vit d deficient, anemia, severe constipation age 35 woman

See GI: For an issue such as this, I assume you are seeing a gastroenterologist. I will comment only on the ANA which is my expertise. By itself, it does not diagnose any condition and may be totally unrelated. However, an ANA positive disease in my field that comes to mind is scleroderma. It is a skin hardening condition which can involve the esophagus, stomach, and intestine. It would be a rare cause. ...Read more

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I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

I got a virus 2 years ago and ever some then my stomach has been bothering me with constipation, low vitamin d, malabsorption and depression. Cause?

Gastroenterologist: You need to be seen and fully evaluated by a GI doctor, and this will mean subjecting yourself to endoscopy and possible small bowel biopsy. This may or may not have anything to do with the viral infection you had, but there is no way to tell without a full assessment. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I've been taking 1000-2000 IU of Vit D sups. Have also been getting constipation. Is there a probable link or connection?

I've been taking 1000-2000 IU of Vit D sups. Have also been getting constipation. Is there a probable link or connection?

Depression VitaminD: I understand your concern.
Thank you for informing about Depression and Anxiety.
Vitamin D Supplements can cause Constipation.
It can also be due to depression and low Fiber in the Diet.
See Psychiatrist for Depression, Anxiety, discuss Medications, Vitamin D effects and have Therapy.
Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Yoga, Meditation.
Exercise and Tai Chi. ...Read more

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Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Been taking 1000 iu vitamin D every day for 1 month for low level of D. Feel better, however, it is causing alot of constipation. What can I do?

Vit. D supplements: ...commonly can cause constipation. It is more common when taking 1000 IU Per day. Since the supplement appears to have helped you, you may want to stick with that dosage for now, and try taking a fiber supplement, such as Metamucil, along with an increased amount of fluid. If this doesn't help, see your doctor for an alternative regimen or a change in the dosage of your vitamin D. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have had strange symptons, lumps in breasts (mmg/ultra snd clear), oily stools or constipation, chest/abd pressure. Only negative test was low vit d.

Have had strange symptons, lumps in breasts (mmg/ultra snd clear), oily stools or constipation, chest/abd pressure. Only negative test was low vit d.

Hard to say.: Symptoms not likely related. Lumps in breast for male is unusual. With negative us / mmg suspect you are clear. Oily stools is unusual and if coupled by evidence of malnutrition would prompt eval for significant GI problems. Once cardiac causes of chest pressure are ruled out it is back to the GI tract to explain. Could be muscles and nerves, but seems more GI in your case. ...Read more

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Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Could my drug regimen of depakote, omeprazole, percocet, calcium, and vitamin d be causing constipation?

Yes: Constipation is a known side effect of both Percocet and omeprazole.
If you must have these medicines, increase both your water and fiber intake, and consider adding probiotics to your diet to offset the effects. ...Read more

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14 weeks pregnant and passing black coloured stool without any bleeding, pain and constipation. Not taking iron tablets. Having only folic acid, vit D?

14 weeks pregnant and passing black coloured stool without any bleeding, pain and constipation. Not taking iron tablets. Having only folic acid, vit D?

Black stool test: Black stool can be caused by iron therapy or upper GI tract bleeding. You need to see your OB doctor and have your stool tested for occult blood ...Read more

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Constipation for 12 days. Only pooping small amounts. This started after taking Vitamin D. 1 dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) just producing small amounts. Any ideas?

Constipation for 12 days. Only pooping small amounts. This started after taking Vitamin D. 1 dose of Miralax (polyethylene glycol) just producing small amounts. Any ideas?

Constipation: Is often challenging to manage. Too much vitamin D may lead to high calcium, then constipation. Diet and lifestyle are the most important including increasing fluid/fiber intake and exercise. Fiber supplements may be needed and osmotic laxatives such as milk of magnesia or MiraLax (polyethylene glycol) can be taken according to directions. Beyond that, newer prescription meds may be helpful--Amitiza/Linzess. See Doc. ...Read more

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Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

Do you recommended taking some vitamins such as CoQ10, Vitamin E, C, B12, K2, D3, and probiotics and laxatives for constipation in Parkinson? Also is sun exposure dangerous in PD in terms of increasing free radicals in body or is it good for Vit D? Thx

All except laxatives: Are fine, though there is not much evidence that vit E is helpful. Except Exercise! That is apparently emerging as one of the most helpful things you can do for PD AND the good news for you is it also helps constipation.
You should of course drink LOTS of fluids and eat fruits, veg, and fiber. If you must take a laxative, use a fiber laxative. Good luck! ...Read more

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1yr old constipated and crying all night after drinking vit d milk. Tried soy and he was happier but diarrhea 3+ times a day. What else could I try?

1yr old constipated and crying all night after drinking vit d milk. Tried soy and he was happier but diarrhea 3+ times a day. What else could I try?

Constip: Unlikely that the vit d constipated your son. At one year, it is hard to get enough fruits, vegets, fiber, liquids in the babies so they often struggle with constipation for a year or so. Keep offering the vit d as well as the fruits/ veget cut up small so he doesn't choke. Pick up some MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) powder at the pharmacy and have the pharmacist show you the amount to use in his beverages. Safe! ...Read more

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What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops I've been giving him or something else?

What could be causing my breast fed 6 month old to be constipated? Could it be the vitamin d drops I've been giving him or something else?

Doubt the drops a pb: Changes in stooling are often related to changes in diet.Rice cereal & bananas are common constipating agents while juices often loosen stool. Constipation is often a misapplied term. If it is soft but not every day I don't consider it constipation. Rabbit pellets or harder I apply the term. ...Read more

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What could cause low B12 and vit D?

What could cause low B12 and vit D?

Poor nutrition and: Vitamin B12 comes form nutrition - legumes, meat, vegetable. And Vitamin D comes form sun exposure.Some rare conditions prevent absorption of vitamin B12 in stomach (Pernicious anemia) or some surgical stomach procedures (bariatric surgery). it is recommended to avoid sun exposure due to risk of skin cancer and take Vit D supplement daily. Balanced nutrition is the key. If concern see Doc. ...Read more

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What causes a vit d deficiency?

Vitamin D deficiency: Is now recognized as a pandemic. The major cause of vitamin D deficiency is the lack of appreciation that sun exposure in moderation is the major source of vitamin D for most humans. Very few foods naturally contain vitamin D, and foods that are fortified with vitamin D are often inadequate to satisfy either a child's or an adult's vitamin D requirement. ...Read more

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Can having too much vit d in your system cause hives?

Can having too much vit d in your system cause hives?

Allergic response: Hives are generally an allergic response not a sign of overdosage. I would wonder if you we're allergic to something in the compound. Since vitamin d is normal in your body, it should not be vitamin d itself. ...Read more

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What could cause D3 bleeding down. I eat vit d rich food and sun here in texas is is all year round and yet my level is 27.?

What could cause D3 bleeding down. I eat vit d rich food and sun here in texas is is all year round and yet my level is 27.?

Which Vitamin D?: There are two major forms of vitamin d that are routinely measured, 25 hydroxyvitamin d and 1, 25 dihydroxyvitamin d. I have seen many cases where the former is low and the latter is high. This can be caused by excessive immune system stress on activated macrophages. Get both levels checked before concluding you are low. ...Read more

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Vit d dangerous and cause an overdose?

Vit d dangerous and cause an overdose?

Vit D overdose: Therec can be overdose of vitamin if the level in blood goes over 100.You have to consume several thousand units of vit d to rreach that level, in therapeutic doses and accepted maintanance doses depending of where you live and how much sun you get and what colour skin you have, all these factors influence how much if any supplement you take of vit d. ...Read more

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Can low vit d levels cause costochondritis?

Can low vit d levels cause costochondritis?

Costochondritis: The cause of costochondritis is not fully understood but is thought to be secondary to overuse, trauma, and possibly a recent upper respiratory infection. There is no clear association with vitamin d levels. ...Read more

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I don't understand the importnace of vit D for the body? And how bad is a 17 ng/ml for a female? What problems can this level cause?

I don't understand the importnace of vit D for the body? And how bad is a 17 ng/ml for a female? What problems can this level cause?

VERY important, many: Nearly 3000 of our genes and 36 organs are influenced by Vit. D! Low D can cause fatigue, muscle pain/ weakness, headaches, depression and increases risk of infections, heart disease, cancer and risk of dying! While 17 is low it is easy to correct. Most adults need 5-8000 iu of D3/day; don't take D2! See http://tinyurl. Com/26r8tzq and http://tinyurl. Com/ly3wn3n and http://tinyurl. Com/2chkcer ...Read more

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What can cause low vit. D levels? Thyroid is fine.

Inadequate intake: The most likely cause is inadequate intake with inadequate skin absorption coming in second. Take enough under doctors directions to get your blood level of 25-oh vitamin d above 50. ...Read more

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What causes bone pain on activity had low vit d which is normal now?

What causes bone pain on activity had low vit d which is normal now?

? bone pain: Could this be joint pain caused by some early arthritis


if it persists it should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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