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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more


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Does taking to many vitamins cause constipation? I have been exercising more and stopped taking as many vitamins an always been constipated

Does taking to many vitamins cause constipation? I have been exercising more and stopped taking as many vitamins an always been constipated

Find cause: Other physicians will give you better guidance generally, but if constipation's more than a rare problem, ask your physician whether it would be wise to check you for hypothyroidism. ...Read more

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Can vitamins cause constipation in preemies?

Can vitamins cause constipation in preemies?

Yes: Yes, as there may be iron in the vitamin however, with premies, there can be many other causes of constipation as well and before you stop the vitamins you should speak with your pediatrician about this. ...Read more

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Can gummy vitamins cause constipation? the only real change in 3.5 yr old's diet in last 2 months & he used to be reg. Has gas but hard/painful stool

Can gummy vitamins cause constipation? the only real change in 3.5 yr old's diet in last 2 months  & he used to be reg. Has gas but hard/painful stool

Stop it: The logical approach is to stop the gummy vitamin for a week or two to see if this is the cause for the constipation. Do note that most people (except pregnant women) , do not need a multivitamin. In fact, it may do more harm than good. ...Read more

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Can vitamin d cause constipation?

Can vitamin d cause constipation?

No: Hi. Nope, vitamin D doesn't do that. The average American diet does, however. Most people eat a low fiber diet, and constipation is a common side effect of the unhealthy American diet. Increase fiber in the diet (veggies and fruits) and use fiber laxatives, if needed. Drink plenty of fluids. It's no fun to be FOS! Good luck! ...Read more

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Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

Can vitamin E capsules cause constipation?

No, not usually: Vitamin e is is a fat-soluble vitamin and does not usually cause constipation. Minerals like iron sulfate which many people take, can cause constipation though. ...Read more