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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I have had constipation for the past year. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had constipation for the past year, and the symptom relieves by taking Isabgol powder 20 gm or Cremafin syrup (almost every night). I might have been symptom-free only for about 15 days during this period. Medications like Softovac and Kabz Har are also effective. I have had no ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern regarding constipation without any alarming signs and symptoms like weight loss or gastrointestinal bleeding. The way you are managing the issue seems right. Your gut might be relatively slow naturally as you have...  Read Full »

I am suffering from constipation despite drinking enough water and eating fibrous food. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor,I am suffering from constipation despite drinking enough water and eating fibrous food. What could be the reason for my constipation? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Chandra Prakash Tanwar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. So, even if you pass stools thrice a week, there is nothing to worry about. Constipation has many causes, but the most common is slow transit constipation. So I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned belo...  Read Full »

Why am I having severe constipation after sigmoidectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had small cysts in the past that would come and go during childbearing or menstruating years. I also have IgA deficiency, chronic inflammatory arthritis, autoimmune hypothyroidism, and a low WBC count. My present condition is, for the past several weeks, I have been having pain in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms and an abdominal lump in the left lower abdomen with constipation and bladder symptoms with bloating and decreased appetite do indicate a possibility of a large adrenal mass which could be a developing and growing ovarian cyst or mass, which should be ru...  Read Full »

My 9-month-old baby has had constipation for almost three months. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, My nine-month-old baby has had constipation for almost three months. We changed her milk 4x now. She had constipation during her newborn period. She had a broncho and UTI, so she takes a lot of antibiotics. So, can this antibiotic affect her bowel movement? Now she is no longer taking any...  Read Full »

Dr. Sajeev Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Your daughter has habitual constipation, which is not due to the antibiotics taken earlier. Antibiotics never cause constipation and may cause loose stools or diarrhea. A child must be given fiber-rich foods like vegetables and lots of fluids. Constipation can result ...  Read Full »

Despite taking Laxido, my constipation issue has not improved. Do I need to worry about this?

Query: Hi doctor, I was diagnosed with severe constipation about three weeks ago through an X-ray. I was told to take a big dose of Laxido, which gave me a lot of side effects, including stomach churning. I have reduced the dosage but still need the dosage to open the bowel. I do not take Laxido every day...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your query, and I am sorry for such discomfort. I would like to guide you in your case. 1. What was the colonoscopy finding? 2. Do you have any other symptoms along with constipation? 3. Have you done any workup regarding constipation? 4. Do you have any...  Read Full »

My 70 year old mother has constipation. Please suggest any tablet.

Query: Hello doctor,My mother is suffering from constipation and not cleaning motion. My mother is 70 years old. Please suggest any tablet.  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Usually, a Glycerine suppository is enough if it is uncomplicated constipation. You can give it a try. However, if your mother suffers from frequent constipation or a recent change in bowel habits, other than just treating it, you must get her thoroughly evaluated. ...  Read Full »

What is the irreversible side effect of Prucalopride and Metoclopramide?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been prescribed a medication for a gastrointestinal problem (chronic constipation - perhaps as a result of a restricted fiber diet due to slow stomach activity which was possibly caused by some damage to the vagus nerve due to a food poisoning incident but we are not sure). Howe...  Read Full »

Dr. Aida Abaz Quka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You should know that Prucalopride has a different mechanism of action compared to Metoclopramide. So, it does not cause the same adverse effects. Its effects are on 5-HT4 receptors, which are mainly in the gut. These receptors are rare in the central nervous system. ...  Read Full »

I have constipation with blood discharge from the rectum. How to treat it?

Query: Hi doctor, I noticed a small bit of blood upon wiping the rectum after the bowel movement. I have been struggling with constipation for eight weeks; I also did a FIT home test which showed blood on the same sample. My doctor thinks all connected to constipation and straining, as I have had to strain...  Read Full »

Dr. Nagaraj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Besides a bit of blood through a back passage, do you experience any other symptoms like tiredness, change in weight, pain in the tummy, etc.? Does it hurt while passing stools? Do you have any other medical conditions? How is your physica...  Read Full »

My back pain, abdominal pain, and constipation have aggravated after using Lactulose syrup. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. My height is 5 feet 6 inches. I have had severe back pain, abdominal pain, and constipation for a long time. However, recently, they have been aggravated and are causing a lot of discomfort. I have also been diagnosed with IBS. I was given Magnesium Citrate, L...  Read Full »

Dr. Mashfika N Alam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Constipation can cause back pain as well as abdominal pain. Syrup Lactulose causes abdominal cramps to help in bowel movements and pass the stool. However, since it is bad, as you say, it is probably an impacted stool causing a subacute ob...  Read Full »

I had an anal fissure and it pains after bowel movement. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I had constipation, and due to that, I had an anal fissure. It has almost been up to one week. The day before yesterday, I had a small amount of blood in my poop, but now it stopped. But can I know why it is still painful? I am also taking medications such as Duphalac syrup and Lactifiber...  Read Full »

Dr. Varunbabu Aucha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Since you have already been diagnosed with an anal fissure, the pain will settle slowly. 1. Do not try to push or strain to pass stool. 2. Take plenty of oral fluids, up to 4 liters daily. 3. Avoid non-vegetarian food for three month...  Read Full »

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