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What Vitamins Or Minerals Will Firm Up My Stool
My12y old son eats very little veggies and too much chicken can I give him vitamins to make up 4 the lack of veggies and which vitamins does he need?
Vit. C &flavonoids &: Chicken will provide many vitamins but does not have vitamin c or bioflavonoids. These can be obtained from fruit. Try to find at least some vegies like carrots & potatoes that he likes. A good multivitamin is reasonable to give but he also needs phytonutrients, so consider a green powder like orac energy greens or green vibrance or vitamineral greens that can be added to juice. ...Read more
Hi i am passing stool 3 times a day and that too mushy one...soft stool they don't retain their shape once in water can u help me understanding what ?
Best way to find out: Is stop all; make sure smell is gone, then add them back one at a time. ...Read more
Stool softener: Colase (docusate sodium).Get a more detailed answer ›
I have been taking fish oil, magnesium,b12,and iron pills together will they cause by bowel movement to change like dark green or black looking?
After taking Metamucil fiber supplement to deal with my excess mucus production and foul odor, my stools are elastic in nature; look like intestines.
See your doctor: Mucous in the stools is not normal. See your doctor as you could have a more serious problem going on. ...Read more
No: There's nothing in it that's illegal. You also wasted your money on a hyped product. I'm sorry. Weight loss is about eating sensibly and especially developing a habit of exercising. There's no magic. Especially at your age, you'll be giving yourself the most wonderful gift possible when you get back to that fitness-focused lifestyle and remember that health doesn't come from pills or supplements. ...Read more
I've dilated to 1 cm and my cervix has softned. Would it hurt for me to take 2 tablespoons of castor oil? Just to speed things up
You are 17 years old: - we don't know your pregnancy history or how many weeks of pregnancy you are at . Please, please don't get information on managing your pregnancy via a health information site. PLEASE talk to both your parents and your doctor before you take any steps one way or another. ...Read more
Whenever I eat bellpeppers, baby corn , their skin show up or little chunks of them show up in my stool, is this normal?
If I eat apples, oranges, cucumbers, sattu and milk everyday and nothing else, will i get all the nutrients required by my body? I take B Complex supp
You : You have to use prenatal vitamins as directed in order to receive the expected result. ...Read more
Can cocoa powder to change the color of bowel movements? I've had protein drinks containing 25% iron and vitamins now bm are very dark brown.
?question: Not sure of the question here? It appears you have been drinking protein drinks high in iron, which can indeed cause your stools to turn darker in color. Knowing that, there is no need to now take another product to try and alter the color again. You just need to realize with iron supplements, your stool will be darker in color. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I using iron supplements can this make my stool black and im eating dried fruit which is causing to make my stomach cramps and runny is this normal?
I know vitamins B are water-soluble and doesn't need fat to dissolve, but it's better to take them with food? And what's the difference.
Yes, better because:: B vitamins will be will absorbed when taken with or without food, but some people experience nausea if taking a strong B complex on an empty stomach. Also, B vitamins play an important role in metabolizing our food and are mostly not retained long so are likely to be most beneficial when taken shortly before, with or after meals. ...Read more
Does it harm or strain your kidneys/liver to filter excess water soluble vitamins. Some multivitamins have well over rda, turn urine bright yellow?
Vitamins: It's not unusual or harmful to have deep yellow urine after taking multivitamins. Most vitamins are simply excreted in the urine if they exceed recommended daily doses. However some vitamins like D or A can be harmful when taken in massive doses. It's important to adhere to the doses recommended on the label of legitimate preparations. You can get advice from your pharmacist if you're unsure. ...Read more
Is it possoble to see prunes and chiku fruit to show up in ur stool undigested..and show up as blackish stuff?
You bet!: That is certainly possible, especially if only parts of thhe stool were black. If the entire stool is black more than once, that is more worrying and if so, and you are weak, or dizzy, or have pain get checked. I love prunes! I've never had chiku, is it sweet? What does it taste like? You have so many fruits and veggies where you live that we don't have here! ...Read more
20 y.o Lately wrist bones make cracking sounds all the time.Eats lot's of things high in calcium. What can she do? will collagen suplements help?
Sound doesn't matter: Joints will often make popping or cracking sounds. This doesn't indicate any danger or negative. The things to watch for is pain or swelling. If these happen then you should see a doctor. No studies have found a need for supplementation, especially in healthy young adults. ...Read more
My 10 day old baby has mucous like stools. Some with blood in it. It was suggested to remove dairy from my diet and supplement with formula for a day or two. When do I see improvement in stools?
Blood in Stool: Breast fed babies can have mucosy, seedy stools; it is normal. Blood in the stool needs confirmation. Swallowed blood from breast can cause darker bloody stools. Baby's stool needs to be tested- hemoccult test to see whether it is blood. Female child can have vaginal bleeding (withdrawl bleeding like menses, which is normal), can be confused as blood in stool. You should see improvement in 3-5 d. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stool sample to check for yeast,etc. does it matter that I had diarrhea from,I believe excess magnesium and vit c last night?Will it mess up reading?
Possibly: I think it's important to provide a fresh warm somewhat formed stool sample for analysis rather than a watery diarrheal sample. If the latter is found to be negative,it could be a false negative due to an unsatisfactory stool specimen. ...Read more
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