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    Do bananas cause constipation?
    An_187399 posted:
    Do bananas cause constipation or make it worse?

    I have done extensive searches--Google and Google Scholar--and I come up with a few mentions that bananas improve or worsen constipation--very very few from credible sources--just some random articles on dubious sites, from authors with no credentials.

    I know they are used as a folk remedy for diarrhea but that does not prove they cause constipation.

    I have chronic constipation after colon resection a few yrs ago--physician says to expect this will be permanent. I avoid dairy, meat, and rice because I cannot digest them....but wondering if bananas should go on the list too. (I love bananas.)

    cancersucks2011 responded:
    bananas acts as the equavalent of a stool softener. That is what mt doctor recommened for my daughters constipation
    An_240069 responded:
    I was told be my doctor to avoid eating bananas for a while as they may cause constipation. I love bananas too, I eat two for breakfast everyday mixed in with strawberries, grapes, and mangos... Now I have to avoid bananas.

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