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Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Will wheat and rice cereal cause constipation in an adult?

Fiber?: White rice and farina(the white bread of hot cereals) have no fiber to speak of. Brown rice has a bit more. Whole wheat cereal, e.g. Wheaten a, whole oats, e.g. Oatmeal, oat bran have more fiber. Can't have a decent stool without adequate fiber. In general, aim for 25-35gm/day. Lots of good sources of fiber, r.G. Beans, fruit/veg, whole grains. Lots of good info online. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Whole wheat cereal after 4 days of food poisining , is it okay to eat i'm constipated so yea :) thank you !

Whole wheat cereal after 4 days of food poisining , is it okay to eat i'm constipated so yea :) thank you !

Yes, enjoy!: You've described recovery. As such you can now liberalize diet (to improve stool bulk) and add probiotics to replete your bacterial flora. ...Read more

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I am on miralax (polyethylene glycol) & dolcolax. I usually eat wheat and whole grains but i had some animal crackers that might have been white. I am scared i will get constipated. Is it possible or will i be fine?.

I am on miralax (polyethylene glycol) & dolcolax. I usually eat wheat and whole grains but i had some animal crackers that might have been white. I am scared i will get constipated. Is it possible or will i be fine?.

You should be fine: Daily recommended dose of fiber is 25-30 gms and you can't get it by just eating foods. Add a fiber supplement to your diet such as metamucil or konsyl and take it on a regular basis. Small amount of animal crackers should not affect your bowel habbits. ...Read more

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Food poisining sunday night felt better some what constipated , ate fiber (whole wheat cereal yesterday) now I have diarreah why ?

Food poisining sunday night felt better some what constipated ,  ate fiber (whole wheat cereal yesterday) now I have diarreah why ?

Inflammation: Food poisoning or gastroenteritis is a nonspecific term. Diarrhea is very common in gastroenteritis. It is usually due to the inflammation in your bowels. I recommend staying hydrated - drink lots of fluid. While the vast majority of gastroenteritis have a benign course, seek medical assistance if the symptoms do no improve within 48 hours or if the symptoms are unbearable at any time. ...Read more

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I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

I'm taking verapamil and am constipated. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) & costco optifiber (wheat dextrin) don't seem to work. What fiber supplement would you recommend?

Change meds: I believe that constipation is a common side effect of medications. When simple methods to manage these complications fail, altermative treatments should be sought. I would not recommend stronger laxatives as they may alter your colonic function, unless, of course, you have no alternative. ...Read more

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Have morning nausea belch8ing. Ate broccoli/rice yesterday and mini wheat cereal last night cause had constipation. Due to have colonospony soon.

Have morning nausea belch8ing. Ate broccoli/rice yesterday and mini wheat cereal last night cause had constipation.  Due to have colonospony soon.

AMm nausea .bleching: Could be from reflux (GERD), constipation, or ovarian pathology as well. Consider OTC ranitidine for reflux and see if helps. For constipation try high fiber 1 cup oats, brown rice (not white) , barley, lentils a day and avocados, strawberries, kale, sweet potatoes. and plenty of fluid 2-3 liters of water/ gatorade/ juices a day ( only 1/2 of it water so as not to dilute sodium. , ...Read more

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Does risotto cause constipation?

Risotto: Is an italian rice dish. If you have a diet that is high in this type of carbs and is lacking in vegetables, fruits, whole grains and other sources of fiber - constipation is more likely. But risotto does not in and of itself cause constipation. ...Read more

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Can mebervine cause constipation?

Can mebervine cause constipation?

Not listed: as a side effect of this medicine. Known side effects include: allergic or hypersensitivity reactions such as anaphylactic reactions angioedema face edema skin rash or rashes urticaria ...Read more

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