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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My 7-year-old daughter has constipation for 50 days. How to help her?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is seven years old with a weight of 23 kilograms. She has mild blood in her stool for 50 days. Before 50 days, she had hard stools. I took her to a homeopathy doctor. She examined her and told it as fissures. She gave Sucral ano cream with homeopathy medicines. But till today, ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rakesh Radheshyam Gupta

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician, Pediatric Allergy Asthma Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to treat the root cause of this condition. Check the thyroid status and it can cause constipation. You can give Muout powder (Polyethylene Glycol) two scoops daily at night with a glass of water for a month. Continue to have sitz bath. I have gone through the i...  Read Full »

Is manual evacuation of feces safe?

Query: Hi doctor, I woke up Tuesday and had mild diarrhea for about an hour. The next day I had constipation, and rest of the week, I had some mild diarrhea. I still feel constipated, and I am flatulent. I feel bloated. I took stool softeners and magnesium citrate. I did have watery diarrhea afterward, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like chronic constipation. When you have impacted stools, a little bit of the watery stool percolates over the hard stool, but it does not clear your bowel. Manual evacuation is not a good idea, and it can cause local trauma and then worsen constipation. You ca...  Read Full »

Will long term use of laxative make my body dependent?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about my health. I am all the time constipated, which is causing bleeding, and lately quite excessive. I have a healthy lifestyle, and a personalized dietician for my diet. I eat a lot of fiber and wholegrain foods, and I do not eat processed food. I am drinking plenty ...  Read Full »


Dr. Manisha Auradkar Raghunath Auradkar

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. As you mentioned, polyps were found in the colonoscopies. This is the reason for your bowel irregularities. Has your doctor confirmed any diagnosis through all these check-ups? There is a need for additional diagnostic tests to unde...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

My constipation problem got worsened after undergoing cervical spine surgery. What can I do?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from severe constipation for the past three years. I have undergone cervical spine surgery before two years back. Post surgery constipation problem still got worsened. Presently, I am taking Baclofen 5 mg three times a day for the spasticity in legs. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Ana Karen Pulido

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The first option for treating constipation is starting with Sennosides tablets. Take two tablets every night. If there is no improvement in two days, you can take two tablets for every 12 hours. This medication can be taken for now and on. Sometimes you may need more fi...  Read Full »

My kid has constipation issues from the last three months. What might help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 1 year old. Since the last three to four months, she has constipation issues. Her doctor prescribed her a medicine which worked for a while. But, now she again has it.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Transient constipation in a 1 year old child improves with diet modification. Most of the medications used to treat constipation treat the acute phase and are for symptomatic relief. You should include more roughage in her diet like fruits and vegetables. Avoid giving...  Read Full »

I am suffering from constipation and mild bleeding after 50 days of delivery. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I had a normal delivery before 50 days. I am still suffering from constipation, during poo little bit blood come from the anus. And also starting of the second month I am bleeding with bright blood up to four days then it stops, and again I am bleeding the same. What is happening?  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your query and here is my opinion. Some women do suffer from constipation during pregnancy, and it may extend up to the postpartum period. Proper diet and intake of lots of fluids are essential. Bleeding through the anus is not right, and therefore,...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Miralax for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know whether Polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax) is safe on a long run? I am having it for the last 25 days. Is it safe enough? I have a constipation problem and visited many gastroenterologists and tried many laxatives, but only Polyethylene glycol 3350 gave me relief. Bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for abdominal symptoms. Yes, Miralax can cause symptoms similar to abdominal bloating in some patients, although it depends on the duration (that is the time since when it is taken) and the amount of dosage. The need of Mebeverine tablet fo...  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 possibilit...  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 the...  Read Full »

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