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Dr. Andrew Berry
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How good is prune juice for constipation?

How good is prune juice for constipation?

Very good: Prune juice or prunes with plenty of water, better yet drink the prune juice warm. ...Read more

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I've been constipated for literally a week now. What should I do? Would prune juice be a good option?

I've been constipated for literally a week now. What should I do? Would prune juice be a good option?

Constipation: Prune juice may help. May be caused by a number of things including low fiber diet immobility opioid pain medication electrolyte abnormality low potassium high calcium. Suggest metamucil pick up hydration. If persists or accompanied by fever seek medical attention. ...Read more

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My 3 year old daughter has been constipated. I was able to soften her stools by giving her a little prune juice everyday. She had 2 days of really good bowel movements, but hasn't gone at all today. Now tonight she has a fever. Could this be related to th

My 3 year old daughter has been constipated. I was able to soften her stools by giving her a little prune juice everyday. She had 2 days of really good bowel movements, but hasn't gone at all today. Now tonight she has a fever. Could this be related to th

Unlikely: She may have a problem with constipation but if she is sick with a fever it is likely to be an infection she picked up. She may have other signs such as cough, cold or upset stomach. If fever is high or does not get better please see her doctor for a check up. ...Read more

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How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

How can I stop constipation problems for my 9 month old who takes enfamil ar and prune juice?

CONSTIPATION: 9 month old baby with constipation, already on prune juice? Baby needs fiber in his diet. He has to be fed with more fruits and veggie, fluids and juice between feedings. Less rice cereal, bananas and apples. ...Read more

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I drank 2 glasses of warm prune juice, but still no effect on constipation. It's been like 4 hours now, what's wrong?

I drank 2 glasses of warm prune juice, but still no effect on constipation. It's been like 4 hours now, what's wrong?

Constipation: Chronic constipation can be associated with such diseases as Diabetes, Hypothyroidism, or obstruction due to tumor or inflammation. If this is the first time you have been constipated it most likely is a result of not drinking enough fluids. You can take milk of magnesia, (magnesium hydroxide) and or metamucil to increase the fiber in your system. If it persists see your doctor. ...Read more

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Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Would you consider glycerin suppositories safer for me then prune juice for constipation since prune juice causes excessive Diarreah?

Constipation care: The best way to manage constipation is with a daily regimen that keeps you regular. For many reasons it is not good to wait until you are very constipated, then take something to treat it. The best medication to use, which is safe to use every day, is glycolax. Use glycolax daily, consume plenty of fiber and drink lots of water. Avoid suppositoty use unless you are severely constipated. ...Read more

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How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

How much prune juice will help relive my constipation?

May or may not help: Prunes/juice can help, but it does not work for everyone. I have never seen or heard of prune-overdose, so enjoy as many as you wish. If not better in 2-3 days, try miralax, (polyethylene glycol) fibercon, senokot-s, colace, Metamucil etc... For quicker relief, enema may help. Occasional use of milk-of-magnesia or mag-citrate for really-backed-up cases. If persistent, consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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How much prune juice to drink for constipation?

How long?: Prune juice is a New Orleans remedy, that also when I can't find a stomach doctor, to assist my patient.
I always thought 6 to 8 oz, to be enough.
The reason I am answering this question without knowing the answer is, Many a times I had to beg, with folded hands to my patients not to report me to Licensing Board because C got to D.
In California, there are other exotic treatments.
See your MD. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink 32Oz of prune juice in the same day for constipation?

Yes: And hopefully it will be effective. If not, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

My son is experiencing constipation. Can I use pedialyte to treat this? Or apple or prune juice?

Prune Juice: I would recommend prune juice for constipation as a first step. It is always important to discuss it with your pediatrician, be sure he has a normal exam and is followed correctly. Prune juice is a good start. ...Read more

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What is safe besides suppositories to treat constipation? How to make going easier? Prune juice safe at this age?

Constipation.: I can't tell your age from your profile, but prune juice is generally safe. A good first start would be to increase the amount of fiber in your diet, and perhaps adding a fiber supplement such as Metamucil. When you do this, you need to increase the amount of liquid in your diet also. If this does not help after several weeks, then you should see your doctor for further plans. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is prune juice (maybe 1/2 cup) okay for a recovery diet for diverticulitis to avoid constipation, instead of taking OTC stuff?

Prune juice: Prune juice may work just as well. If you don't find relief then you can go roth over the counter. Make sure you drink plenty of water and walk around ...Read more

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I have increased my water intake and increased intake of prune juice intake even though my constipation is severe? What shod I do?

Magnesium citrate: Magnesium cittrate is sold otc in an 8 oz bottle. It is a mild propulsant to help move stool, not just soften. Mix it with any flavoring and drink over ice. If no responce, see your family dactor. ...Read more

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Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Is it healthy to give a 5 1/2 month baby prune juice for constipation? If so, how much do I give?

Yes: Dilute or baby strength prune juice and 1-2 oz may help. Follow up with your MD as needed. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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21 months old has severe constipation. How much Prune juice can I give her and is it ok to give daily?

21 months old has severe constipation. How much Prune juice can I give her and is it ok to give daily?

What is constipation: This word means something different to different people. There is a great deal of variation in the frequency of stools between different babies and even for one baby. I've seen healthy children go two weeks without a stool! What is most important is how a child acts and eats. If stools are irregular but their character is normal this can be normal. But constipation can be a sign of serious illness ...Read more

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3, 8oz glasses of prune juice with Miralax TO relieve constipation. Is this dangerous? It's a lot of sugar and carbs

Not dangerous: But too much, you may have bloating and cramps. If chronically constipated or suffer IBS, kindly ask for referral to a gastroenterologist for in depth management if current treatment isn't controlling your symptoms, good luck ...Read more

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Prune juice is my only solution to constipation but it gives me a watery stool. Will it be bad for me to take it 3 times a week?

Prune juice is my only solution to constipation but it gives me a watery stool. Will it be bad for me to take it 3 times a week?

Constipation: For how long? Do you drink about 2.5 liters of fluids a day and eat fiber like 1 cup of oats lentils. Brown rice or barley a day? Other high fiber foods include strawberries, kale. Though a BM 3 x a week is adequate though not ideal, the diarrhea associated with prune juice suggests a food intolerance which could lead to other nutritional deficiencies. R/O Ogilvie F/U w/ GI/ nutritionist ...Read more

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My 3 year old is always having constipation I have given her prune juice plus she's a picky eater. What else can I do to help her poo?

My 3 year old is always having constipation I have given her prune juice plus she's a picky eater. What else can I do to help her poo?

Make Dietary Changes: 3 yr old "always having constipation". Your child is "a picky eater" and dietary selection contributes to constipation which in turn impairs the appetite. Inadequate dietary fluid and fiber is commonly the cause. Prune juice helps, adding 6-8 ounces water and 8-13 grams fiber to daily diet is best. Your child should see the doctor to check for medical causes if this has not already been done. ...Read more

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Is prune juice typically a better choice for constipation than miralax (polyethylene glycol) is?

No: Especially at age 18 try not to be dependent on a laxative of any type except on rare occasions. Work on getting enough fiber (25grams/day) if you need help try a fiber supplement. Get pleanty of fluid (50oz of non alcoholic non caffeinated /day) and exercise especially anaerobic. ...Hope this helps. ...Read more

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There is no indication for giving babies under one year of age fruit juices. Fruit juices do not contain the healthy nutrients that ...Read more


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