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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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