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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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Is dialysis required for CKD patient with high phosphorus?

Query: Hello doctor, My father is suffering from CKD (chronic kidney disease) for the past one year. His creatinine level is 11.05 mg/dl, urea is 144 mg/dl and uric acid is 5.10 mg/dl. He has no swelling or breathlessness, but his phosphorus content is high 5.80. We have not started the dialysis at the mom...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Somani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing all the details and your father's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I would like to ask few questions. What is his age? How is his appetite? Does he feel nauseated or vomit? Is he losing weight and feels generally unwell? With t...  Read Full »

How to treat chronic constipation with bloating and abdominal pressure?

Query: Hello doctor, I have chronic constipation that has gone on for most of my life but has recently gotten worse since I had a small liposuction surgery seven days ago. I did not take any of the painkillers given to me after the surgery. It has been nine days without a bowel movement despite using Mira...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Were you kept as nil per oral before and after liposuction? Do you feel that your abdomen is distended? Are you able to pass gas? Did you start your regular diet as previously? How much water intake on these days? And do you have any pain in the abdomen? And what about...  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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Vitamin D supplement has to be taken once a week. The most easily available one is capsule Uprise D3 60 k. To address constipation, I recommend the following measures. Firstly, consider getting a thyroid function test done, as hypothyroidism could be a potential cause...  Read Full »

I have been experiencing stomach pain with diarrhea for the last four weeks. Is there anything to worry?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been experiencing stomach pain with diarrhea for the last four weeks. I had a colonoscopy done eight weeks ago, and it was normal. However, this is something new, and I am worried it could be a bowel obstruction. I do not have a problem passing gas. Sometimes, I feel rumbling in ...  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. All your symptoms fit the description of a disease known as IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). It is a clinical diagnosis, and no investigations are required to diagnose it. Also, it is a functional disorder, so there will be nothing signific...  Read Full »

I am having constipation for last two months even after taking Cremaffin . Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30-year-old male. I am having constipation for the last two months. Currently, I am taking Triphala and sometimes warm water in the morning. I have high blood sugar levels. Also,I take Cremaffin twice or thrice a week. I just walk and exercise. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thanks for writing in, and I understand your concern. Usually, chronic constipation results from inadequate fiber or fluid intake or other disordered colonic transit. You mentioned that you have high blood sugar levels too. Above mentioned Triphala powder does work ...  Read Full »

My baby is not taking proper feed for his growth. How to take care of him?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a mother of a three-month-old baby. My baby is not eating enough and it resulted in causing other issues such as constipation, gas, and decreased urine output. I have tried changing many bottles and formulas. But nothing helped him. He just takes around 400 ml of milk in a maximum o...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal to have a weight of 5.9 kilograms in a three month old child. This is the weight that is usually present in a six months old child. So this definitely means that feeds are more than sufficient for the child. It is normal in children below the age of six mon...  Read Full »

I have been constipated, and I want to know how long I should take dietary fiber supplements?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been constipated for the past three days. My cousin, a doctor, asked me to take dietary fiber for constipation. But did not mention the supplements and dosage of how much I should take? Is dietary fiber available over-the-counter? If so, then how much will help my constipation? Fo...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Dietary fibers mean a fiber-rich diet. 1. Take more salads and fruits. 2. Take flax seeds regularly. 3. Do abdominal exercise regularly. 4. Can take (consult with a specialist doctor, consult with him or her and take medicines with their consent) Naturolax-A powder ...  Read Full »

Is it dangerous to have a flight journey during pregnancy with the low-lying placenta?

Query: Hello doctor, I have found low lying placenta about my 21 weeks pregnancy, though I did not have bleeding yet. Can I do long travel by air after 1 or 1.5 months later for emergency purposes? My reports are attached. I found constipation a little bit, no bleeding at all till now. My TSH is 2.83. What...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query. It is quite common to see a low-lying placenta at 21 weeks. Do not worry. Placentas migrate to the upper uterine segment in later gestational age. I would recommend you to do another ultrasound at 28-30 weeks to see the placental localization....  Read Full »

Will intestinal lymphangioma cause constipation problem with bleeding?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a constipation problem for the past few days. I do not have a proper bowel movement until today. After the use of constipation medication, a lot of stool excreted with blood. Ultrasound detected no echogenic mass in the abdomen. The radiologist considers suspicious lymphan...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I tried to download the attached file but could not (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As sonography does not show any mass, then the diagnosis needs to be confirmed first by MRI (magnetic resonance imaging). Intestinal lymphangioma may give rise to con...  Read Full »

I do not have pain, but there is blood when I poop. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am not pooping every day. When I poop on the other day, I have blood. But I did not mind it. When I pooped earlier, I got blood again. Initially, I thought it as periods. On seeing the amount of blood, then I realized that it is coming from my butt. I do not have pain. What is the caus...  Read Full »

Dr. Balamurugan Muthu Pandy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Your symptoms are mostly caused due to internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoidal disease occurs as a result of inadequate fiber and water intake. Having a change in lifestyle and bathroom habits can help to have some relief from symptoms. I sugge...  Read Full »

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