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Toddler constipation treatment?

Toddler constipation treatment?

Need to see a doctor: Constipation could be many reasons. Some toddler are not taking enough fibers or not drink enough fluid, but thyroid problem is another possibility. You should the toddler check with the doctor and find out the cause. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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What do you think is a good chronic? Constipation treatment?

What do you think is a good chronic? Constipation treatment?

Try this:: A good way to relieve constipation is to eat high fiber cereal (fiber one or all bran) everyday. ...Read more

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What is the most effective constipation treatment?

What is the most effective constipation treatment?

Poor diet and fluids: Not enough fiber and inadequate fluids. You need 20-25 grams of fiber and 80-100 ounces of alcohol free, caffeine free fluids every day, more if strenuous excercise is part of your daily routine. ...Read more

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Lump in groin from constipation, treatment?

Lump in groin from constipation, treatment?

Lump in groin: The question is not very clear, but a lump in the groin may be from a hernia. You should consult a physician for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will I get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?

That I have c diff toxin b with no diaherra. Have constipation. Treatment anyway with vanco 125mg. Will I get diaherra or make things worse on treatme?

Need more info: Why were you tested for c. Difficile toxin if you had no symptoms? That makes no sense, nor is it easy to understand why you are being treated. Discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

What's the typical home treatment for constipation?

Fluid, fiber: Increase water intake, increase fiber in food.
Apple or prune juice,

for adults - psyllium husk, karo syrup. ...Read more

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What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

What's the most appropriate treatment for constipation?

Prevention: Best way to treat constipation is to prevent it by having a diet rich in fiber and making sure that you are drinking adequate amounts of fluids (water is best). ...Read more

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Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Treatment for constipation caused by chia seeds?

Flush thruough fiber: Please flush through with lots of fluids, which can be critical to prevent constipation, and a good fiber laxative will help promote motility of the colon to help expel the seeds.....Perhaps MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) (available over the counter) would help clear the colon. ...Read more

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What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi?

What is thye effective treatment for constipation while taking an maoi?

Diet: Go with diet first: increase fluids/fruits and veggies 4 to 5 servings/day. Activa yogurt with active probiotics 2-3 times daily can also help. If worsening, trial otc MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) laxative powder: 1-2 capfuls in beverage daily until your stool is soft like pancake batter. ...Read more

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Is there an effective treatment for constipation and weight gain from it?

See details: You do not experience significant weight gain from constipation. At age 31, you should be evaluated to determine the cause of the constipation. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me which form of iron causes the least constipation as a treatment for anaemia. Thank you.

Can you please tell me which form of iron causes the least constipation as a treatment for anaemia. Thank you.

IV iron: IV iron does not pass through your GI system so it is least constipating. However, IV iron is only used for very severe iron deficiency anemia that is life-threatening. For mild stable iron deficiency anemia, oral iron supplements are used. Liquid iron may be less constipating than iron pills. Talk with your primary care doctor for more advice. ...Read more

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My four and half year old daughter has severe constipation since she was a year old. What is suitable diet for her? Also is there any treatment?

My four and half year old daughter has severe constipation since she was a year old. What is suitable diet for her? Also is there any treatment?

Miralax, (polyethylene glycol) Benefiber: Chronic constipation stretches the rectum. The urge to go decreases & children withhold. The stool becomes drier & harder leading to painful & difficult movements. It requires lengthy & persistent treatment to allow the rectum to regain muscle tone. Miralax (polyethylene glycol) is a tasteless, odorless powder that increases the water content of stool. Talk to your pediatrician. Goal: one soft stool per day. ...Read more

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What to do if I am suffering from gass trouble and constipation from last few years and tired off taking medicines. I want some home remedy type treatment.?

What to do if I am suffering from gass trouble and constipation from last few years and tired off taking medicines. I want some home remedy type treatment.?

Not enough fluids: Fiber be it dietary or supplemental should be thought of as concrete mix from home depot. If you add the right amount of water it is not runny like diarrhea or hard from not drinking enough fluids or from excess caffeine and alcohol. More fiber without drinking fluids will make constipation worse.
Avoid caffeine and alcohol, both of which contribute to constipation. Need a minimum of 80-100 oz/day ...Read more

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Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Treatment of constipation in 3-4weeks old neonate?

Constipation: If you are breastfeeding a breast fed baby can have a stool with each feeding, go once a day or may take a week to have a stool. He is not considered constipated. If you are bottle feeding, make such he is not getting excessive amounts of milk. You may add a teaspoon or two of dark karo syrup to the formula to help the constipation. ...Read more

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Cause & treatment of constipation?

Cause & treatment of constipation?

Multiple causes: If this is a new change in bowel habits you should get a colonoscopy. If it is lifelong then it is your diet that requires attention. It is a common question and reflects the standard american diet (sad). ...Read more

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Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Is there a homeopathic treatment for constipation?

Fiber and fluid: The best treatments for constipation are "homeopathic"- fiber and fluid. Get enough of both, and usually, the constipation will resolve. Remember to eat a balanced diet and stay active as well. With these simple things, most often the problem resolves. True clinical constipation- moving one's bowels less frequently than once in 5 days- is relatively rare, and should be evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of constipation and treatment in elderly?

What are the signs of constipation and treatment in elderly?

Many symptoms: Elderly it could cause many symptoms including loss of appetite, abdominal pain, mental confusion, and even low grade fever ...Read more

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Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Can there be any effective treatment for chronic constipation?

Several ways to help: A high-fiber diet adequate fluid intake, take the time for bowel movements if those do not work then take some laxatives:
bulk laxatives (fiber supplements) with a lot of water.
Stimulantsdulcolax.
Lubricant enema.
Stool softeners, make the stool softer.
Osmotics mirlax.
Saline laxatives act like a sponge to draw water into the colon for easier passage of stool.
Chloride channel activators amitiza (lubiprostone). ...Read more

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Constipation for over 2 years now. No treatment has worked. What do I do?

Constipation for over 2 years now. No treatment has worked. What do I do?

Colonoscopy: Have you seen a GI specialist. There may a be a cause other than classic constipation that is causing your symptoms. You may need to be scoped. If nothing is found, there are other studies that may show how your colon is functoning. A GI specialist can guide you thru this. ...Read more

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Have there been any significant advances in the treatment of constipation in children?

A new medicine: While dietary changes are still the mainstay there is a medicine called polyethylene glycol that is usually safe and effective. Ask your doctor if it is right for your child. ...Read more

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I sometimes face constipation problem. Is there any home treatment instead of medicine? If yes, please mention.

I sometimes face constipation problem. Is there any home treatment instead of medicine? If yes, please mention.

Yes: Fiber should help. Other things to try are prunes. I would also encourage trying to establish a morning bowel routine after eating breakfast and having something to drink (coffee works well). Look into MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) as it is a nn-absorbable salt based product that makes it easier to go (not a systemic medication). ...Read more

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My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?

My son who is 3 has suffered with constipation for about 9 months now, what is the best natural treatment you can suggest?

Chronic constipation: Needs to be assessed by a pediatrician or pediatric gastroenterologist, with a plain x-ray of his abdomen. If he's not "cleaned out" before giving bulk laxatives/prune juice, he'll cramp worse. Stool softeners must be given for 6 months or > after clean-out to prevent stool with-holding, encopresis, & long-term health problems. Reduce intake of milk & milk products to 16-21 ounces/day. ...Read more

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Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Intractable constipation, not colonic inertia. Non-medication treatment options?

Fiber, fiber, and more: Fiber as well as adequate daily hydration.Have you been evaluated by a board certified gastroenterologist? If not, do so. There may be more to the story, of which, you are yet unaware. ...Read more

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I have recently went through treatment for h pylori and have had problems with constipation ever since, is this normal?

Probiotics: I suspect you wiped out your good bacteria taking all those antibiotics for h. Pylori. Take a good high potency probiotic and I bet it will help. Of course you should also be eating a lot of vegetables and fruit for fiber and drinking 8 glasses of water a day. ...Read more

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Can testing postive for c diff toxin b & X-ray showing constipation be dangerous? Haven't started treatment yet. Should I tho?

You should start: Treatment for c-diff. Follow any advice from your doctor (s). Typically c.Diff colitis, lead to diarrhea, and not to constipation. However with a positive test, you may want to treat it, especially if that is what you doctor recommends. ...Read more

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I've had anal fissure for 5 years. It's been really good in the past few months. Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation. What's the best treatment?

I've had anal fissure for 5 years. It's been really good in the past few months. Symptoms appeared again after 1 constipation. What's the best treatment?

Chronic: Or recurring anal fissures should be studied since they may be associated with inflammatory bowel disease! Assuming this work-up is negative a steroid (cortisone) Cream may be very helpful!


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Treatment of Constipation

Treatment of Constipation

Constipation Rx: Usually begins with diet and lifestyle changes: increase fiber intake, drink A LOT of water, exercise nearly daily, defecate when you feel urge. Laxatives are next step: fiber supplements (psyllium, methyl cellulose) are safest. Lubricants/mineral oil may help, or stool softeners. Osmotic laxatives help fluids move through colon: milk of magnesia, MiraLax (polyethylene glycol). Then, prescriptions: see your Doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Troy Reyna
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Constipation (Child) (Definition)

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


Iron (Definition)

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