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8 weaks pregnant and can't keep from eating raw rice or clay, taking calcium, iron suppliments xtremely constipated, hv hemoroids.What to do?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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In brief: Constipation

Eating raw rice and clay sounds like you have pica -- a compulsion to eat non-nutritive substances.
Those you're choosing can cause constipation. It can indicate nutritional problems like iron deficiency. Calcium & iron supplements can be constipating in themselves, though. Please tell your doctor about this and stop the clay and raw rice. Drink water; eat veggies & fruits -- esp. Prunes.

In brief: Constipation

Eating raw rice and clay sounds like you have pica -- a compulsion to eat non-nutritive substances.
Those you're choosing can cause constipation. It can indicate nutritional problems like iron deficiency. Calcium & iron supplements can be constipating in themselves, though. Please tell your doctor about this and stop the clay and raw rice. Drink water; eat veggies & fruits -- esp. Prunes.
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