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Constipation after taking iron tablets during pregnancy - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   h
User :   hi
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXXX here
Doctor :   How can i help you?
User :   my wife is 26 week preg
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now her doctor prescribe her iron and zinc tablet
User :   cobadex and dexorange
User :   simce her haemoglobin is low
User :   'but after starting this she is having acute cionstipation
Doctor :   Ok that is required during the pregnancy as more of blood is used by the growing baby
User :   she never had this before
User :   in her preg
Doctor :   It is very common to have constipation after iron intake.
Doctor :   It does cause constipation.
User :   so whts the solution
User :   as she s an working lady
User :   she is having pain around her anul
Doctor :   You can take Vitamin C tablet along with it. It helps in reducing constipation.
User :   is this means fruits
Doctor :   Also add more of fibre in diet which is found in dals, beans, eggs, paneer, soyachunks and also have lots of water.
Doctor :   She can take Tab Celin once a day which is a Vitamin C tab.
User :   k
Doctor :   Also ask her to add more of Lemon, oranges, XXXXXXXX in diet which also have Vitamin C
User :   milk?
User :   ?
Doctor :   She should take milk as it has calcium and that is also required.
User :   k
User :   can she have banana to reduce constipation
Doctor :   Milk and milk products as curd, buttermilk are to be taken regularly
Doctor :   Yes she can
User :   she loves to take banana
User :   her normal diet consist of roti, milk
User :   AAAAAAA
User :   hello
User :   u there
Doctor :   She should also add dals, veggies, beans, more of fruits in diet
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
User :   k
User :   when she is pottig
User :   she is giving lot of pressure
User :   she is feeling linke baby will come out any moment
Doctor :   Its because of constipation only. Avoid it.
User :   does it have any affect in baby
User :   her normal diet consist of rotis in the in thebreak fast and dinner
Doctor :   No it does not. Ask her to go for regular walks
User :   can she take AAAAAAA
Doctor :   Yes she can
User :   she take rice in lunch
User :   is it required to stop roti
Doctor :   No she can have AAAAAAA rice, chappati anything she wants
User :   actually
User :   she has taken mutton yesterday night
User :   after that she is having that acute constipation
User :   can se take ishabgul
Doctor :   Yes she can take isabgol but avoid having any medication
User :   mdication means?
Doctor :   I mean any laxative for Constipation'
User :   ok
User :   i am having a scar mark on my upper eye lids
User :   it is like collesterol symbol
User :   as everybody is saying
Doctor :   Since when is the scar mark present? what is the colour and consistency? Has it increased in size?
User :   no its in same size
User :   for about 6 months
Doctor :   What is the colour and consistency?
User :   white like
Doctor :   Has it increased in size?
User :   no
User :   i guess
Doctor :   It can be because of cholesterol also. when did you get cholesterol tested last?
User :   june
User :   its normal there
Doctor :   Was it normal?
Doctor :   ok
User :   yes
User :   nothing abnormal
User :   all parameters are in limits
Doctor :   It can be due to various reasons as infection, allergy, cholesterol but since i am not observing and examining it i cannot comment about it.
Doctor :   Is there any pain or itching on it?
User :   no
User :   nothing
Doctor :   Ok
User :   s wht to do
Doctor :   I will advise you to get it examined by a dermatologist to see the exact cause
User :   r u there
User :   can my wife get sattu
User :   she is asking
Doctor :   Yes
User :   r ua bengali
Doctor :   No but why?
User :   ok thanks
User :   bye
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