Constipation

Constipation refers to a difficulty or inability to pass motions comfortably. The stool may be hardened due to less water content in the body (dehydration). The person may need to strain hard to pass the stools, leading to pain, tears, fissures, and bleeding.

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Please help my mother, who is suffering from severe gastric issues and constipation.

Query: My mother, age 66 years is suffering from severe gastric trouble. She has had her gall bladder removed 20 years back and since then takes a lot of precautions while eating. Since last week she is having a lot of gastric issues and constipation. She had severe pain last week and has been taking Panto...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, With the history you have mentioned, abdominal pain, vomiting and constipation, we need to check for any presence of subacute intestinal obstruction. It can also be due to potassium deficiency in the body which will slow down the intestinal movements and cause such symptoms. Or it could be j...  Read Full »

Can constipation with abdominal pain caused by drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I am 5.5 feet tall and weigh about 135 kg. For the last several months, I have been having issues with constipation and I take magnesium sulfate about once a week and it helps me go one good time and then I am back being constipated. And the stomach pains ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be upset about all this. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be a functional defecation disorder where someone has difficulty while passing stools without any gross pathology. It is possible that you have anxiety or stress or change in t...  Read Full »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hello, From 4days, I'm not feeling easy to do free motion and having pain like itching. It's been very difficult why motion itching and too much pain. Can't able to touch the portion too. Can you please suggest me any medicine for free motion and pain?  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Given only 4 days history of symptoms, it seems that you possibly have some hard stools which are unable to be expelled outside. Every time you give pressure or strain, it is expected that you would feel some pain. I suggest you to use Syp Lactulose 15 ml today nig...  Read Full »

What are the causes of constipation in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My child was constipated for the past four days. Our doctor gave enema and he passed his stools. Now, again, he is suffering from constipation. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is a common problem in children. It is usually temporary, which is relieved by medications given through the anus. It might persist for a few days and suppository can be used to pass stools, instead of enema. Please take care of dietary habits, which can tri...  Read Full »

Should I be worried about gastric pain and constipation issues?

Query: Hi... Doctor told me few blood and stool test, and occult blood test.Today i got my hematology report. My Lymphosytes are 42. With all other things normal. Should i worry about? I dont have any other symptomps. Only thing i have gastric pain and constipation issues. For that stool test , occult blo...  Read Full »


Dr. Nagaraj Patil

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi. Your blood reports are absolutely normal. Slight increase in lymphocytes with other counts being normal should not be a concern. Lymphocytes may increase slightly in response to viral infections or loose stools which we call reactive lymphocytosis. No need to worry. For you other problems inclu...  Read Full »

What causes constipation and lower abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been constipated for the past few days, and recently my lower right abdomen started hurting. I am a 12-year-old female. I currently take Zyrtec, Asmanex, and Melatonin pills. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, for how long you have constipation? It is not uncommon to have pain over the lower abdomen because of chronic constipation? It is highly possible that you have a primary problem of constipation while the pain is just a secondary phenomenon. The two possibil...  Read Full »

How to treat constipation problem in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old and is suffering from constipation for a long time on and off. She has an issue of hard stool which is very painful while passing at the very start and once that is out, very hot loose stool follows. Her diet is alright with dal, chawal, roti, and subji, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most important requirement when children have these symptoms are the consumption of lots of fruits, vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Along with this diet, they also need to be active physically. If these requirements are not met, then no amount of medicatio...  Read Full »

Why do I get burning sensation in throat and difficulty in passing motion?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having gas troubles and not able to go to motion properly. Sometimes I keep burping with burning feel in the throat. It will be there for sometime and goes away. I do not drink or smoke. I am eating healthy food on time. What could be the problem?  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome back to icliniq.com. This is likely gastric reflux, which is frequently aggravated by constipation. I guess you do not have any chest pain or burning which occurs on exertion and relieves with rest, this is just to rule out the possibility of cardiac cause. Now you should continue ...  Read Full »

How to control bleeding from external hemorrhoids due to constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old female who often suffers constipation to the point where I feel like I get minor external hemorrhoids that often bleed. Again, I have not got doctor verification for this but that is what I think. Recently, I have been experiencing pain around the left side of my stoma...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Omar Qureshi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I think you are overthinking about your symptoms. To be conscious is good but to be over conscious may fall in the category of anxiety and is not good. I will advise you to be relaxed. Based on your symptoms, I do not feel anything to be worried of. Considering your ...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for abdominal pain in elderly with diabetics?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is 71 years old. He having abdominal pain in the middle for the past four to five days. Pain is constant and mild to moderate in intensity. He is not having any issue in passing stools or urine but sometimes complains of burning sensation while passing stools. His appetite ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your father's health. Well, you see the abdominal pain in such age is often an alarming finding, and I urge you to get him some investigations before giving any blanket cover of medicines. Common possibilities in his age...  Read Full »

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