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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 suffer from constant belching after I started taking creatine monohydrate. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For the last year and a half, I have been suffering from constant belching (40 or more times) a day, which happens as soon as I wake up and is constant throughout the day. This has significantly affected my ability to focus on tasks and also reduced my appetite. The condition started af...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am reviewing your case history in detail and will get back to you in about 15 minutes. Kindly wait for my detailed response before replying to this conversation Thank you.  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male suffering from severe abdominal pain for the last five days. Blood work and CT appears normal. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. I weigh 270 lbs and my height is 5 foot 10 inches. I have severe abdominal pain for the last five days. I went to the ER today and had a CT scan done along with blood work. Everything was fine, but I am still having excruciating pain. Currently on insulin for d...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Kindly share your CT (computed tomography) scan report and blood workup. Kindly answer a few important questions for me to guide you better. Where exactly are you having the pain? Specify whether in the upper or lower ab...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hi doctor, My 9-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 an...  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 »

How to help my 16-year-old child suffering from constipation following iron supplements?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 16-years-old, and she has been unwell for the past week. However, her temperature has reduced, and the doctor said that she seems to be anemic at the time of consultation. And her blood reports showed a Hb level of 9, and the doctor said it was below the average level. H...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Iron supplements cause constipation. So, do not worry. I suggest you give her dates, beetroot, jaggery, and green leafy vegetables regularly. I suggest you give her the tablet Fersoft Z (Ferrous fumarate, cyanocobalmin, magnesium oxide, and folic acid) once per day for ...  Read Full »

My one-year-old baby has been suffering from constipation for the past 9 to 10 months. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My baby is 1 year and 4 months old. He has suffered from constipation for the last 9 to 10 months. He goes to the toilet in four to five days with a suppository. Without a suppository, he cannot try the bathroom. And after two to three days, his motion is bogged down in the anal, and it t...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. With the information provided, your baby has had long-standing constipation for approximately five or six months. Was he passing motion usually during his first five to six months? Do you have any idea when he first passed the motion afte...  Read Full »

I have constipation, and I have tried various medications and measures. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have constipation, and I have tried magnesium citrate, milk of magnesia, prune juice, and softeners for five days. I took lots of water, drinking at least a gallon of water for seven days. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Fahim Islam

Answer: Hello,Welcome to would be happy to assist you with your query.I understand you are suffering from constipation and have tried various medications for the past five days and drinking plenty of fluids. The probable cause of your condition is constipation. No investigations are needed. Co...  Read Full »

My 4-year-old daughter has a stomach ache, constipation, and weight loss with bowel wall inflammation in ultrasound. Is it IBD?

Query: Hello doctor, My 4-year-old daughter has complained of stomach aches and constipation for past four days. She has been gradually loosing weight for the past many months. We did a ultra sound and stool test. Her ultra sound showed inflammation on her bowel wall and the stool test showed calprotectin ...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest the following: 1. Give the child Muout powder (Polyethylene Glycol) - 4 scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for three days, followed by two scoops in 1 glass of water early in the morning on an empty stomach for two wee...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter have stomach pain below the navel?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter has a stomach ache just below the navel for the last one and a half-day and not passing motion properly. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Stomach ache could mean a lot of things. Since the child cannot be physically examined, all these questions are essential before advising anything. 1. Are there any other symptoms, like vomiting or loss of appetite or loose stools or fever or constipation or bur...  Read Full »

Why does my son crave for cement and not food?

Query: Hello doctor, My 9-year-old son has less diet than his peers since the age of 5 years. After regular deworming, he still craves to eat cement and tastes it. 10 months back, he was found anemic and was treated for the same. Now for the last five to six months, his stomach has come out (bloated) and p...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per the age of your child, his weight and height are fine. There is no stunning or wasting indicating any malnutrition. Height of both parents would help in the assessment of his growth potential. Kindly mention the height of mother and father also. You have ment...  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 (lentil), chawal (rice), roti...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Chandarashekhara Bharadwaj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

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