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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What causes constipation and floating stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old who weighs 75 kg, and my height is 165 cm. Seven years earlier, I had a fever and constipation for three straight days. The fever resolved but since then, I have abnormal bowel movements. I also had a distended liver, but that is normal now. My stools always seem gre...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your reports look fine, except for the vitamin deficiencies. When the work up is not guiding us to a particular direction, then we should consider a functional disorder like irritable bowel syndrome. In IBS, there is constipation with discomfort. In such a si...  Read Full »

I have a constipation problem, and my stomach is getting bigger. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21 year old girl. I used to eat a lot from my childhood, but I was not that fat. I had a big belly from 13 years, and I used to hide it in my dress because I was shy of it. From about five months my stomach has become bigger. I have problems with sitting and doing daily household ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prathap

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After seeing your photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity), this is what I feel. The issue with your stomach and constipation is related to your lifestyle only. It appears that the level of physical activity is very less in your case and so you are facing t...  Read Full »

I skipped my breakfast for a month and now bleeding while pooping. Is this ulcer?

Query: Hello doctor,I skipped breakfast and slept five hours for one month. And now, one day, I got bleeding while pooping. Is it an ulcer or something serious?  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1) Bleeding during pooping can be associated with many diseases of the anal canal or lower part of the large intestine. 2) Does bleeding was on the surface of the stool or comod? Or it was mixed with stool? How much was the quantity? What was the color of stool and ...  Read Full »

Will constipation during early stage of pregnancy cause any problem to unborn baby?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 12 weeks pregnant, and for the past three months, I have severe constipation. I consulted the doctor, and she suggested me to take Duphalac syrup. I tried, but there is of no use. The same problem persists. Will it affect my unborn baby?  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H Mavani

General Practitioner, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is common in the early stages of pregnancy. It is due to the chemical increasing in your body, which is required for your baby to grow. So the baby is fine, no need to worry about it. For constipation, I suggest you should take Duphalac syrup two tea sp...  Read Full »

Do vitamin D supplements worsen constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have vitamin D deficiency of about 6.51 ng/mL. Also, I am suffering from severe constipation with very slow bowel movement. Currently, I am taking ayurveda medicine for the fissure. Can vitamin D supplement make constipation worse? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D supplement has to be taken once a week. The most easily available one is capsule Uprise D3 60 k. Now for constipation, I would suggest you the following: Get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind the constipation that you ar...  Read Full »

What is colon cleansing and how effective is the procedure?

Query: Hello doctor,What is colon cleansing? Colon hydrotherapy has been advised, and how effective is the procedure? I have chronic constipation.   Read Full »


Dr. Priety

General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Colon hydrotherapy is used to wash out the content of large bowel by using water or other medication. As colon can normally expel waste colon cleansing is not needed. It can disrupt normal bowel flora. However, in the fecal impact, it can be used but only under medic...  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 »

I noticed blood in middle of stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last few days and sometimes, not regular, I noticed blood in middle of stool. Reasons I do not know. I am a vegetarian, do not drink coffee or any tea. Since a long time, I am suffering from joints problem. One doctor says it is gout but always my uric acid level is low. But...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints carefully and got your issues. You have two major complaints, bleeding per rectum and joints pain. I would like to explain it. In case of bleeding per rectum when it comes before defecation indicates hemorrhoids, however, after defecation ind...  Read Full »

I could not cure my constipation with medicines. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constipation since I was 13. I always have taken medicine for that, but nothing worked, and lately, I had not taken any medication. Do you think there is something wrong with me?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from chronic constipation. I would advise you the following: 1. To get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind constipation that you are having. 2. To take laxative like Lactulose in the night only when you are ...  Read Full »

Can skin thinning result from Anovate cream?

Query: Hi doctor, Around 1 year ago, I was diagnosed with anal fissure. My doctor has prescribed me a topical steroid cream, Anovate and I used it for about eight months. My fissure was healed, but I was left with constant pain, itching and pricking sensation around the anus while walking. I was not able ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Anal fissure develops due to erosion of anal mucosa during hard straining particularly in constipated person. This is the main cause for it. So, prevention or treatment of constipation is very important. Once the anal mucosa get eroded due to straining, then the norm...  Read Full »

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