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Doctor insights on: Supplements Vitamins Causing Stools Trimester

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Could supplements and vitamins be causing me to have green watery stools in my second trimester?

Could supplements and vitamins be causing me to have green watery stools in my second trimester?

No: While anything is possible, it is unlikely. It could be a virus. I would suggest starting a probiotic (good bacteria). This should help balance the digestive system out, but also there is a study that showed that women who took a probiotic during the second half of pregnancy had children with less risk of allergy concerns. ...Read more

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Dr. Randy Baker
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Supplements (Definition)

A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids, that may be missing or may not be consumed in sufficient quantities in a person's diet. Some countries define dietary supplements as foods, while ...Read more


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Can I have a tarry stool the day after intense workout?. it was first training after a long pause , i dont take any supplements or vitamines

Can I have a tarry stool the day after intense workout?. it was first training after a long pause , i dont take any supplements or vitamines

If black tarry-: -stool, it is usually a sign of blood from the upper GI tract. I would have it seen by your GYN Or scoliosis-rectal specialist. You can start @ your PCP, & get referrals as needed. Remember ingesting beets can cause this look in your stools. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin d supplements cause itching?

Can taking vitamin d supplements cause itching?

Rare: Most people do not commonly experience side effects with vitamin d, unless too much is taken. Some side effects of taking too much vitamin d include weakness, fatigue, sleepiness, headache, loss of appetite, dry mouth, metallic taste, nausea, vomiting. ...Read more

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Does taking vitamin d supplement causes sleepiness?

Does taking vitamin d supplement causes sleepiness?

NO: Vit. D is remarkably safe & sleepiness is not a known side effect. Side effects are very rare unless one takes toxic doses. I did find some reports of anxiety experienced by some after taking vit. D which is apparently a sign of magnesium deficiency remedied with magnesium. It's possible for someone to be allergic to fillers & binders in supplements so if it makes you sleepy try a different form. ...Read more

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Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

Can taking vitamin C supplements cause skin spotting?

No it will not: Taking vit c supplement in recommended doses for adults from 250 mgm to 2000 mgm does not cause spots anywhere in the body. ...Read more

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What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood? Do not take supplements!

What could cause high vitamin b-12 levels in blood?  Do not take supplements!

Needs evaluation: I am sorry to tell you that high B12 levels can be a sign of serious health problems including liver ; kidney disease, myelproliferative disorders including leukemia ; polycythemia vera ; hypereosinophilic syndrome. High intake of B12 does not cause these. It is important for you to be evaluated to find the underlying cause. See http://healthyeating.Sfgate.Com/high-vitamin-b12-mean-9057.Htm. ...Read more

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Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Does low vitamin d cause weight gain? (Haven't taken supplement over5 years) weight:220, age23, height5^1.

Weight : No - low vitamin D is not the cause of your height and weight! You need to see both a Gynecologist and a Psychologist. That said, there must be a reason you have such weight and you will be helped by the doctors. Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?

Can taking supplements like zinc, calcium, magnesium or vitamin d cause height to increase in an adult over age 35?

Supplementing with: Vitamins and minerals will not increase your height. Please use the things you mention w/professional guidance so you don't overdo or imbalance calcium/magnesium. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My pcp informed me i had slight elevation of vitamin d3. I do not take vitamin D3 supplements. What would cause that and is it dangerous?

My pcp informed me i had slight elevation of vitamin d3.  I do not take vitamin D3 supplements.  What would cause that and is it dangerous?

Vitamin D: Vitamin d intake is the most common, but it is uncommon unless someone has taken in a significantly excessive dose of vitamin d for an extended length of time. It is also rarely seen in some uncommon malignancies, rare genetic metabolic abnormalities and hyperparathyroidism. A mild elevation may just signify sunlight exposure, and it probably insignificant. Check w/your doctor. ...Read more

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Taking vitamin E supplement may cause cancer later on?

Taking vitamin E supplement  may cause cancer  later on?

Depends: Vitamin has 8 subtypes. Studies done showing increased risk of prostate cancer used only one (alpha). Each subtype does different things, and vit e is best taken as a combination of more than one subtype. Gamma and delta are good for the heart and blood vessels. Unique e is a brand that gives mixed tocopherols. There are also other brands. ...Read more

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Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Will vitamin d supplement cause constipation?

Yes: Vitamin d has been reported to cause constipation. In your case, there is no blood test to determine if constipation is caused by vitamin d. It would be reasonable to stop the vitamin d for 1-2 weeks to see if the constipation resolves. If it does, you are likely confirming this as a side effect. ...Read more

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Would taking a vitamin b supplement with a centrum tablet cause problems?

Would taking a vitamin b supplement with a centrum tablet cause problems?

Unlikely: All the vitamins in the b group are water soluble. What your body doesn't use immediately, it tends to wash out in the urine fairly quickly, so it's pretty hard to take a toxic dose of any of these except b6 which can cause neuropathy if taken in large doses over a long period of time. Bottom line: unless you're taking handfuls of b6 with your centrum, problems are unlikely. ...Read more

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Would taking a vitamin d supplement - 4, 000 iu cause me to have to much calcium in my blood?

Would taking a vitamin d supplement - 4, 000 iu cause me to have to much calcium in my blood?

If too high: You can get high calcium if your vitamin d level is too high. 4000 iu is an acceptable dose if your level is current very low and need to be raised up. The only way you will know for sure if you are getting too much is to get retested after being on the replacement dose for a short time. The main thing is to follow up with the doc that started the replacement to remeasure levels. ...Read more

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Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

Does vitamin B12 low level cause weight loss ans vitamin B12 supplement cause gain in weight?

No: Vitamin B12 is needed for making blood cells, proper function of the nervous system and for the function of many enzymes in the body. It doesn't have a major effect on weight. ...Read more

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Can the vitamin biotin cause vivid dreams? Every time i take this supplement I have numerous vivid and often scary or weird dreams.

Looks like it: Should be rare but it seems that you get it. There is no need to take biotin anyway. I advise to abstain to avoid these dreams. Eat vegetables, salads, fruit and fish. Stay healthy and eat healthy. Spend your money on something else, not vitamin supplements. ...Read more

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