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 is the permanent solution for my constipation problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I got on an airplane and started having stomach pain. When I landed I used the restroom but could not empty my bowels. I then drove for two hours and had terrible stomach pain. I then used the restroom and was able to terminate a little but it was not a normal amount. I continued to ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A couple of things, use of stool softener or laxative is not recommended unless you have constipation for three days and you are passing gas. You are most likely to have diarrhea if you use it earlier also you may have post diarrhea ileus (the gut can go into a stu...  Read Full »

Why is there frequent urination in a child?

Query: Hi doctor, My question is for a child: 6 years, female, 22 kg. Symptoms: has frequent urination during day 5 minutes- 1 hour starting from about a month ago, if she wakes up at night she will go pee; she is diagnosed with pollakiuria and cystitis. The symptoms started with gradually more and more...  Read Full »


Dr. Devendra

Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The child has only day time frequency. If she wakes up, then she voids. This is very significant history. This means there is no organic disease. A diseased bladder will lead to frequency day and night. No constipation, normal urine examination, normal ultrasound findin...  Read Full »

After taking medications for anxiety and insomnia, my dad's condition has got worse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 64 years old and suffers from severe constipation, anxiety, numbness in his arms but only during sleep, buzzing in ears, and insomnia. He cannot sleep at all at night we have to give him sleeping pills sometimes, does not talk much to us but always wants us to be beside ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vidhi Hareshbhai Talati

Physiotherapist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will suggest some of the medications as well as remedies for quick result. First of all, do not be so anxious everything will be gonna alright. Ringing in the ear is known as tinnitus. Please follow these precautions to prevent the buzzing sound in the ear. 1. Av...  Read Full »

I have acidity and constipation after quitting smoking. Are these withdrawal symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 30 year old male and had been smoking for the last 10 years. I smoke four to five cigarettes a day. I stopped it completely for the last 36 days. Now, I am suffering with severe acidity and constipation. I am taking Sompraz 40 in the morning for the last 10 days, but no great impr...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is good that you have stopped smoking. But, the withdrawal symptoms do not manifest as acidity. Although it can cause constipation, but not after a month of quitting. Your cholesterol levels are high and it is the cause for persistent GERD (gastroesophageal reflux dise...  Read Full »

I feel softening around the anal region. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past six days, I feel softening continuously around the anal area when I walk. Now, I am suffering from slight constipation. I have no hemorrhoids and no staining in the undergarment. I have no blood in the stool and no pain in the anal area and also on bowel movement. Then why ...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Take Lactifiber powder three teaspoons in half a glass of milk once daily after food for 15 days. Do a sigmoidoscopy to check for piles.   Read Full »

Why do I have dark urine and burning sensation?

Query: Hi doctor, Every month I am getting some burning sensation and my urine is very dark that time. Also, I get body ache and slight fever. Now from yesterday I am having the same problem. I assumed it as when my water intake is reduced I get this problem and started drinking more water. Is this the rea...  Read Full »


Dr. Vivekanandan G

Andrologist, Urologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Whenever you do not take enough water or when you eat meat, your urine becomes concentrated. That is the reason for dark color of urine and burning sensation. If it is due to urinary tract infection, it will be persistent and become worse with passage of time. So, no need...  Read Full »

I had severe tummy cramps and constipation. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had severe tummy cramps, just under the ribs. For about a month some days I cannot keep any food or drink sown, but other days it is tolerable. I have not been doing much bowel movement and feel constipated, but when I do go it is still soft. At first, it was thought to be GERD,...  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. It seems you are suffering from acid peptic disease or acid reflux disease. This usually presents with pain in the upper part of abdomen. However, I would like to rule out any evidence of gall bladder stones that can cause pain. If you have any hunger pains, any fullne...  Read Full »

How to help my kid with constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, My son has had chronic constipation issues and this past week he was at the ER three times, two enemas were given and eventually, they hospitalized him and they inserted an EG tube to flush out his bowels. I am trying to figure out the time frame it takes for a four-year-old to beco...  Read Full »


Dr. Baratu Bhaisara

Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After going through the x-ray report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it shows on the 7th no gross constipation noted. On 8th and 10th x-ray constipation noted with colon filled with stool. But, the actual problem has star...  Read Full »

I have a history of constipation and taking out stools with mild pain. Is it serious?

Query: Hello doctor,I used to have constipation issues last year, and recently, in the last two weeks, it gets fixed. But I think I have little wounds appearing, that is my assumption. I am taking soft stool from last week. While taking out stool, I feel a slight pain in that area. Is it serious? Please ad...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for symptoms. 1) Never attempt to take out stool. Insted it is advisable to use stool softener or laxatives. 2) The habit of taking stool out and constipation can develop anal fissure which is small tear on inner wall of lower part of anal...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I had a problem with bleeding in stool, so I consulted a doctor and he said it is hemorrhoids. He gave me Sitcom 100 mg for one month. I have taken this medicine and blood is not coming now but I have constipation and I took organic psyllium but did not get any bene...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. In case of rectal bleeding, there are two possibilities, one is SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome), this is an ulcer formation in the rectum due to chronic constipation, this causes bleed. Another one is hemorrhoids. I think you have srus, that can be easily treat...  Read Full »

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