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After cycling my 3 month olds legs to relieve constipation she immediately pooped green smelly stool. Why?

After cycling my 3 month olds legs to relieve constipation she immediately pooped green smelly stool. Why?

Stimulation: It sounds as if you are doing a good job with your newborn. You are making detailed observations and trying simple maneuvers. Babies poop often, and sometimes on cue. Just don't expect her to poop each time you cycle her legs around. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

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How do you relieve constipation?

How do you relieve constipation?

Fiber.: Constipation has no cure. We recomend a diet rich in fiber (vegetables & fruits). Take stool softeners (daily) and laxatives as necessary (if no bm in 3 d) if the constipation is new or recent pt. Needs a colonoscopy. Avoid rice or apple associated foods. Increase fluid intake and exercise. Avoid calcium or iron pills. Increase intake of prunes, citrucel. Use suppositories, fleet or fullenemas. ...Read more

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How to relieve from constipation?

How to relieve from constipation?

Psyllium Fiber: Psyllium fiber, one teaspoon every night mixed with with a glass of water is a good place to start.

Make sure you purchase unflavored psyllium. ...Read more

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How can you relieve constipation?

How can you relieve constipation?

Diet modification: Increase fruits, vegetables and nuts in your diet. Increase the intake of high fiber cereals and reduce the intake of milk and milk products take a laxative as needed. ...Read more

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How can I relieve baby constipation?

How can I relieve baby constipation?

Fiber and low iron: If formula fed, you can switch your baby to a low iron formula. You can try 2-4 oz of fruit juice (apple, prune or pear juice) or 1 tsp brown sugar mixed with 1 oz of water 2-4x/day. Try pureed prune or pear if your baby is eating solids. A glycerin suppository for babies works also but don't use it too often. ...Read more

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How can I relief from constipation?

How can I relief from constipation?

Constipation: Please see your doctor to make sure there is no physical cause for your constipation. Ask about how to change diet so you can digest and eliminate waste products better. Do you exercise or walk around? Sitting to much can slow down bodily processes. Peace and good health. (I've been to Nepal - wonderful.) ...Read more

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How to get relief from constipation?

Lots of good oil: And fruits and vegs in your diet can help. Chinese medicine has a product called cholenix that is essentially rhubarb and people find it helpful. Of course you doc is a valuable resource. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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How to relieve constipation in toddlers?

How to relieve constipation in toddlers?

Constipation: Reduce milk and milk products. Add additional fiber in the form of fruits and vegetables as well as raisins, figs, dates and nuts. Also give him high fiber cereal to eat. ...Read more

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How can you quickly relieve constipation?

Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it. A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history. Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm. Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from my constipation?

Constipation Tx: Natural fiber such as fruits/vegetables, or medicinal such as metamucil. ...Read more

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What's the best way to relieve constipation?

What's the best way to relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve constipation?

What do you suggest to relieve constipation?

Fiber: Slowly increase fiber with a goal of 35grams a day. Stay well hydrated. Exercise / stay active. If fails try some otc miralax (polyethylene glycol). ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve constipation?

What do you suggest to relieve constipation?

Constitpation: High fibre diet, increase hydration, 2-3 prunes per day. Sometimes smooth move tea is helpful. If symptoms still persistant see your M.D. ...Read more

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What is a good method to relief constipation.?

What is a good method to relief constipation.?

Plenty of fruits: Vegetables, high in fiber, plenty of fluids, good bowel habits, at least three times a day and stool softeners or laxatives if necessary. Also need to check if you have hypothyroidism, as this causes constipation too. Of course, see your doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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Is it true that exercise relieves constipation?

Is it true that exercise relieves constipation?

Exercise: Is one component to staying regular. 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 physically active with regular exercise. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve my constipation?

What do you suggest to relieve my constipation?

Constipation: 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. Dietary fiber is especially good. Stay physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can relieve constipation fast?

Please tell me what can relieve constipation fast?

Hydration ; laxative: 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 physically active with regular exercise. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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What's a quick relief to constipation besides meds..

Fluids/fiber: Make sure you are drinking lots of water and take in foods high in fiber. Most people are worried about becoming addicted to constipation medication. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a non-stimulant non-addictive constipation aide that attracts and holds water to slowly soften stool over a few days. It can be used as needed or a small daily dose to stay regular. ...Read more

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What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

What is the best way to quickly relieve constipation?

Careful: With taking excess fiber, as too much fiber along with inadequate fluids can make the constipation worse. Milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide) and a liquid diet only until passing stool is best. Then avoiding recurrent constipation requires 80-100 oz of caffeine free, alcohol free fluid daily with no more than 25 grams of fiber daily. If keeps recurring, you may need a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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What measures are known to help relieve constipation?

What measures are known to help relieve constipation?

Fiber intake: Adults should take at least 40 gram of fiber in a day along with enough water and exercise. ...Read more

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Can there be a way to temporarily relieve constipation?

Constipation: 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 physically active if possible. There are a number of over the counter laxatives that can be taken orally to help pass retained fecal matter. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

How can I get relief from constipation on long train ride?

Walk and drink water: The body often responds to less activity than usual with change in bowel habits, often constipation. When traveling, head this off by frequent walks (harder on planes, but easy on a train). Drink lots of water. Avoid constipating foods- buy or bring healthy snacks that are easily portable, like grapes and carrots. ...Read more

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What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

What are some foods/drinks that help relieve constipation?

Change your diet and: Fluids. Eat a high fiber diet between 20-25 grams per day, regular meal times and drink 80-100 oz of caffeine free alcohol free fluids daily. If you exercise and should add 20 oz per 30 minutes of strenuous exercise. Some meds contribute to constipation so take the meds with full glass of fluid instead of a sip in addition to the above recommended fluids. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get gentle, quick relief of constipation?

Fiber: Start with fiber and water. Then add each one if the first doesn't work

1. Fiber
2. Magnesium
3. Mineral oil
4. Miralax

see your doctor if things don't improve. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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