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I Have Constipation Does That Mean I Have Aids

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Nutrition

...activities. See Fact Sheet 802 for more information on exercise. Drinking enough liquids is very important when you have HIV. Extra water can reduce the side effects of medications. It can help you avoid a dry mouth and constipation. Remember that drinking tea, coffee, colas, chocolate, or alcohol can actually make you lose body liquid. Practice Food Safety It's very important to protect yourself against infections that can be carried...
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Constipation Question

I suffer from IBS-related constipation. My stools are often so hard, I have to insert a finger and pry them loose (yes, I wash my hands afterward). I also use public restrooms nearly every day, since I work in retail. Is this a risk for...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...and don't bring this topic up in polite conversation ever again. But, you should mention it to your general medical doctor. Constipation and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) are extremely common problems and there are much better therapies than... Read more »

Atripla constipation?

I am a 43 year old male diagnosed HIV+ in 11/03. Ive been taking Sustiva & Truvada, now Atripla since 9/04 with good results. In addition, I take 4g daily Omega 3 fish oil in order to keep triglycerides in check also with good results. My problem...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...Constipation has not been commonly linked to any of the components of Atripla or fish oil. Also, I have not had patients in our clinic on Read more »

Constipation and Gas! Yuck!

It seems that my worst problems are managing GI side effects. I've been terribly constipated, but when I try Metamucil, it gives me bad gas. Can you recommend a good regimen for helping to alleviate constipation that won't cause gas? I'm on d4t,...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...You may want to try Fibricon or oat bran tablets. A good self-help book with a good chapter on bowel health is Healing HIV by Jon Kaiser -- I recommend that you order it and see what works for you. Keith Henry, M.D. Read more »

constipation with bleeding

dear Doc,first I want to thank you for the time you take to answer thease questions .second,my question is does HIV cause constipation with bleeding ,and is this a signe of Kaposi sarcoma? for your information I am not on any treatments yet since I...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...The most common cause for constipation with bleeding is hemorrhoids. KS can cause some blood loss but it doesn't cause constipation. An examination will findout whether Read more »
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