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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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What food that will not cause constipation actually work?

What food that will not cause constipation actually work?

Fresh fruits and veg: Fresh fruits and vegetables in their natural state are high in water, and fiber and will help constipation. You might benefit from additional water in your diet. Having 5-7 servings a day of fresh fruits and vegetables should help constipation. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber a day and a gallon of water or fluids a day. (each fruit is about 2-3 g of fiber) each veggie is about 3 g fiber. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Please suggest what foods cause constipation and what ones help fix it?

Fluid and fiber: Foods high in fat tend to constipate you. Foods high in fiber favor looser stools. Fruits vegetable, whole grains are excellent sources of fiber. Also, fiber only works if u are well hydrated. Drink plenty of non-caffinated, non-alcoholic fluids to keep stools soft. Fiber can also be added to a glass of water. If this does not work see a GI specialist, there may be another cause of your issu. ...Read more

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Can protien cause constipation, or small amount of dairy, or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Can protien cause constipation, or small amount of dairy, or ensure cause it? What foods can cause constipation?

Absence of fiber...: ...is probably the big issue here. But, to answer your question about foods that have a binding effect, you may want to minimize: chocolate (particularly if you have Irritable Bowel Syndrome), large amounts of dairy (milk, cheese), red meat, bananas (& other high pectin foods), caffeine (particularly if you're already dehydrated). ...Read more

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Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? What foods do better in having a BM? If meds is cause, solution?

Will eating more raw vegetables and fruit help with constipation due to meds? What foods do better in having a BM? If meds is cause, solution?

Yes. ..: In general, we believe higher fiber foods provide a better substrate for the formation of feces. High-fiber (read the label!) cereal, especially containing bran, is a good choice. Also beans, high fiber/whole grain bread, dried fruit, berries, nuts, plums/pears, apples, broccoli. Lots of water and exercise also help. Talk with doc about med change, but usually diet changes will work. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can solid food cause constipation?

Can solid food cause constipation?

Yes: Some can. In particular, rice cereal, bananas, potatoes, bread, cheese and pasta tend to be more constipating. Try to offer oatmeal cereal instead and more high fiber foods. Fruits and vegetables can help. Pureed prunes and pears are helpful for young babies. ...Read more

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Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Can a decrease of fast food consumption cause constipation?

Yes: If your definition of constipation is infrequent stools then the less one eats the less frequent one's bowel movements. If you eat more or put in mort you will get more out. ...Read more

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For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?

For constipation caused by a hernia what is the Tx? How is relief provided? What foods can be eaten and avoided?

Hernia not the cause: Hernias don't cause constipation. If you have a hernia, and it's causing pain with bowel movements due to a large size, you should have it looked at soon by a general surgeon. You can find one interested in hernia disease at the Americas Hernia Society website.
https://americanherniasociety. Org/
Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I know that not getting enough fiber can cause constipation, but can not Eating enough food in general cause conatipation?

I know that not getting enough fiber can cause constipation, but can not Eating enough food in general cause conatipation?

Yes: Eating sparsely as well as a low residue diet may cause constipation because of lack of adequate bulk in the diet. If you have a significant change in bowel habits see your physician or a gastroenterologist as colonoscopy would be indicated even as a screening procedure at your age. ...Read more

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After eating. How will it take for u to be constipated if that particular food can cause constipation?

No guarantees: Interesting question. Never, is the right answer in most cases. If you are healthy and eating regularly, your body will most likely not get constipated. ...Read more

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What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

What foods cause gas, bloating, or constipation?

Fruits and veggies: Most commonly certain fruits and veggies. Also sugar supplements (Splenda).
Look for the "FODMAP" diet for specifics. ...Read more

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EGD today showed severe gastritis & slow motility. Zero food x13 days. Severe N/V. down 22lbs in 3 months no constipation. Can gastritis cause this?

EGD today showed severe gastritis & slow motility. Zero food x13 days. Severe N/V. down 22lbs in 3 months no constipation. Can gastritis cause this?

Your system is out o: As far as the gastritis and slow motility your doctor must tell you what to do. No food at all for 13 days will cause you to lose a bunch of weight. Sounds like you need a good trial of antacid medical treatment. So kits time to quit treating yourself and talk to your doc. ...Read more

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What causes particles of food in stool with chronic constipation?

What causes particles of food in stool with chronic constipation?

Inadequate chewing?: Many foodstuffs, especially vegetable matter may appear to be relatively undigested and recognizable in stool -- corn is a common sighting. Adequate mastication (chewing) helps start the digestive process, breaking food into smaller more digestible pieces, allowing enzymes to break down and begin absorption of nutrients. The husk is hard to digest, and thus often visible. ...Read more

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What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

What baby foods cause constipation? My daughter has been pooping little balls throughout the day instead of going once. Plz help. She's 7mo.

Natural plugs: Apple sauce, bananas & rice cereal are the main constipators in most infants. Peaches, pears, plums & barley cereal are usually helpful in loosening them. ...Read more

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Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

Can gastroparesis cause severe constipation and many undigested food in stool including fat?

I am not sure: Gastroparesis is what the name is saying namely the stomach does not empty and food stagnates there 4 hours. Usually it could be part of paresis of the entire GI tract and in this case constipation could be present. If there are difficulties in digesting too I think is possibly to have fat steatorrhea (fat in stool). As far as I know however fat in stool causes loose stools...See an GI guy! ...Read more

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Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so I'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Will gas x cause constipation? The foods that help avoid constipation often cause gas so I'm hoping gas x can just eliminate the gas.

Not likely: Gas-x (simethicone) basically breaks large gas bubbles into smaller ones that can easily be passed. Common side effects of this drug are loose bm's & nausea. ...Read more

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Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Hi. Can Zantac (ranitidine) cause increased gas? Can suppressing acid make it harder to digest foods which causes gas, bloating, and constipation?

Low acid: Both low acid and high acid cause similar symptoms. Try apple cider vinegar or sauerkraut with each meal. Change diet to only foods from a plant and not made in a plant (no processed foods). Each green leafy and squashy vegetables. Avoid gluten protein containing foods like wheat, rye and barley based. Drink water with a squeeze of lemon. If you need Zantac (ranitidine) the food was not right for you. ...Read more

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Can constipation x4wks (or erosive gastritis) cause food to back up in the stomach & give you a false-positive result for gastroparaesis upper endo?

Can constipation x4wks (or erosive gastritis) cause food to back up in the stomach & give you a false-positive result for gastroparaesis upper endo?

An upper endoscopy: Is sometimes performed to evaluate delayed gastric emptying. Problems like obstruction, inflammation (erosive gastritis) or GERD/reflux may be seen along with no peristalsis/contractions of the stomach or even undigested food from the previous day. The gastritis would be treated to see if symptoms improve before more gastroparesis testing is done. Constipation shouldn't be a factor. Hope this helps ...Read more

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

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

Gluconate or diet: 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. ...Read more

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What could cause lack of thirst/lack of appetite/alternating constipation and diarrhea/small greasy green stools with undigested food?

What could cause lack of thirst/lack of appetite/alternating constipation and diarrhea/small greasy green stools with undigested food?

Need to evaluate: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Is hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) a common cause of pancreatitis type symptoms? 25 mg daily. Occasional upper mild stomach burning with food, mild cramps, mild constipation.

Not pancreatitis: What you describe are not symptoms of pancreatitis. HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide) can definitely cause abdominal discomfort and constipation. Talk to your doctor about the fact that you feel you are experiencing side effects from HCTZ (hydrochlorothiazide). ...Read more

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L side Brachial plexus sugery. Post op7 month still hyperactive gastric and abd squeezing tight pain. Constipation weight loss worst with food. Cause?

L side Brachial plexus sugery. Post op7 month still hyperactive gastric and abd squeezing tight pain. Constipation weight loss worst with food. Cause?

Please repost: Please clarify your question. What does "hyperactive gastric" mean, and in what way is your brachial plexus (which is in your left shoulder) related to your symptoms, which don't sound like they have any connection with your brachial plexus? ...Read more

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I have opiate induced constipation. Can this cause burning in my lower to mid level back? I am in the process of getting dentures and also do not have teeth to chew my food. I am concerned that something seriously is wrong I am a 38 yr old mother of a you

I have opiate induced constipation. Can this cause burning in my lower to mid level back? I am in the process of getting dentures and also do not have teeth to chew my food. I am concerned that something seriously is wrong I am a 38 yr old mother of a you

Constipation/pain: constipation can cause back pain, but the combination of no teeth and opiods is trouble for your colon. There is a drug Movantik that you take once daily that blocks the constipation causing effects of opiods on the colon, but it is pretty expensive.
the only way to be sure there is nothing wrong is to undergo colonoscopy ...Read more

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Been constipated for 2 days but when I go it looks big and fluffy my doctor told me it was my diet but can lots junk food cause that how do I treat it?

Been constipated for 2 days but when I go it looks big and fluffy my doctor told me it was my diet but can lots junk food cause that how do I treat it?

You start eating....: ...A better diet. Lose the junk food, which means the chips, the nuggets, the cookies, the fries, and anything else that's processed/fried/fatty/comes out of a plastic bag. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and you will be amazed how this problem will likely go away. ...Read more

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Pain in upper abdominal and constipated I eat a lot of sugar do I need a better diet or exercise can eating a lot of fast food cause that?

Pain in upper abdominal and constipated I eat a lot of sugar do I need a better diet or exercise can eating a lot of fast food cause that?

SeveralIssuesComplex: Stomach & intestinal activity is under brain/mind (subconscious) control 24/7 & there are many variables. In any case, increased volume of food intake (fast food/sugar might contribute) &/or emotional responses to life issues, along with dehydration, can easily drive such issues. On the contrary, eating small amounts per meal & aerobic type exercises tend to significantly decrease such problems. ...Read more

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Have been eatting many fatty foods so now I am constipated and have been for quite sometime. Could this cause excess mucus stool?

It usually doesn't: It would be a good idea to cut back on the fatty foods and add fiber to your diet, to improve the constipation, though. Fruits/veggies and whole grains. ...Read more

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Stomach pains when eating especially when eat large amounts of food. I am also constipated. Can this cause oesophagus and stomach scarring?

Stomach pains when eating especially when eat large amounts of food. I am also constipated. Can this cause oesophagus and stomach scarring?

Slow down a bit.: We can't diagnose this with the available information. If you are severely constipated (obstipation) that could account for some of these symptoms. If you are symptomatic than recommend eating smaller amounts more often. Recommend increasing fiber in diet, increasing fluid intake & being more physically active. Without knowing what the condition is - don't know if scarring is a possibility. If ...Read more

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I am very constipated. I feel the food I eat sitting In my stomach. Very bloated and poop smells very burnt. What is the cause? What should be avoided

I am very constipated. I feel the food I eat sitting In my stomach. Very bloated and poop smells very burnt. What is the cause? What should be avoided

Constipation causes: Most common cause are dietary but you could have underlying physiologic abnormalities too. You should see a good doc who will get a good dietary history from you and must keep a detailed dietary history fort the next week or two. Then you will have to do a bowel prep as if you were going to get a colonoscopy. See a good gastroenterologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can lupus cause malabsorption. I have lupus, and pots and a lot of weight loss sometimes yellow stool sometimes constipated but undigested food, I've lost a lot of weight. Many gastro tests no answer?

Can lupus cause malabsorption. I have lupus, and pots and a lot of weight loss sometimes yellow stool sometimes constipated but undigested food, I've lost a lot of weight. Many gastro tests no answer?

Lupus and gluten: Lupus is an autoimmune disease that many people think may be linked to intestinal imbalances. Wheat and gluten can make autoimmune diseases worse. Whether or not you are celiac you should try going off gluten for 2 - 3 months. ...Read more

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Second urine after breakfast pink colour. Worried. Could 1 desert spoon cocoa powder in smoothie cause this? (No beetroot or other red food eaten.) Rest of day clear urine. Very mild pain in lower abdomen above hips all day. Often constipated though.

Second urine after breakfast pink colour. Worried. Could 1 desert spoon cocoa powder in smoothie cause this? (No beetroot or other red food eaten.) Rest of day clear urine. Very mild pain in lower abdomen above hips all day. Often constipated though.

Exam needed: If a urinalysis and microscopic examination of your clean catch urine confirms the presence of blood and if a culture and colony count doesn't show an infection, I feel that you should have an examination of your urinary bladder via either a cystoscopy or an ultrasound. Concern would be for a bladder tumor. Consult a urologist who will see that appropriate tests are done. ...Read more

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1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! I wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food! When he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

1 year baby still breastfeeding and eats solid foods! I wonder, in morning muther milk, later solid food! When he takes all? Does it cause consterpation?

Constipation: Constipation is common in young children due to diet and behavioral factors. Limit milk to 16 oz daily, encourage pears, plums and prunes. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) powder 1-2 tbsp in a drink is a daily stool softener. Yoghurt with probiotics and whole grain breads and cereals for fiber might help also. Boiled raisins in applesauce. Wean breast and encourage table foods after 1year of age. ...Read more

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I haven't been eating well lately and haven't been to the gym in a while. Could this be the cause to my constipation? Any tips on how to fix it?

I haven't been eating well lately and haven't been to the gym in a while. Could this be the cause to my constipation? Any tips on how to fix it?

Heal yourself: You probably have answered your own question. I recommend a good diet with fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Drink plenty of water and other fluids. Add daily metamucil powder as directed. Add yogurt to your diet 3-4x per week. Certainly you need some form of regular exercise, preferably with some aerobic activity at least 3-4x per week. Avoid chemical laxatives. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm getting really fed up of the constipation situation. Any new meds that don't cause diarrhea?

I'm getting really fed up of the constipation situation. Any new meds that don't cause diarrhea?

Package & deliver: Constipation will occur when the residual poo remains too long in the large colon & extracts too much moisture. One basic self rx is to begin scheduled emptying, regardless of body urges, several times a day. On arising, after meals, whenever, to draw the poo along toward the outlet. Avoid constipating foods. Starting the rehab with an enema & following up with a wetting agent like MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) may help. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause insomnia? I've been waking up at the same time every night, and I don't know why. I have chronic constipation also.

If your constipation: Is severe enough to cause pain, that could cause one to wake up at night. Also note that you have anxiety - this can negatively impact sleep. People with depression often wake up around the same time in the wee hours of the morning. Stay well hydrated (at least 8 - 8 ounces glasses of water per day). Try to get in 5 servings of vegetables and 4 servings of fruit per day – get that fiber in. Stay. ...Read more

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If I don't go to toilet for poo because out or staying at house which toilet close to rooms does cause constipation I'm take Fybogel to soften poo?

It contributes: Ignoring the urge to have a BM may contribute to constipation. It may alter or eliminate that natural urge to defecate. Every person in the world has to "poo", & we all know there is an odor. Please do not ignore the urge to go when you have it, even if you are not in a convenient or ideal place. Add dietary fiber (bran, whole wheat, brown rice), water, exercise; better than Fybogel. ...Read more

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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

The difficulty passing stool or infrequent stools. ...Read more