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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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I am suffering from irregular bowel movements. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32-year-old male. Recently, I have been suffering from irregular bowel movements. I have been experiencing persistent discomfort and challenges with regular bowel movements. I want to know what are the common causes of constipation, and whether are there specific risk factors or l...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We feel elated to have you on board at icliniq.com. Based on your description, it sounds like you may be experiencing constipation. Here is some information that may help: Common causes of constipation: Constipation can be caused by a variety of factors, including deh...  Read Full »

I am suffering from abdominal pain and constipation. What to do?

Query: Hello Dr, I'm 23 years old female. I've been having constipation for some time now. Sometimes I take laxatives and sometimes I don't. Sometimes the stools are hard. The most concerning one is I've been having on off right lower abdomen pain that comes and goes.. The pain is dull sometimes and sharp ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Reena , welcome to icliniq Based on your symptoms, it's possible that you have functional constipation, which is a common digestive disorder that affects many people. The constipation, hard stools, and abdominal pain are all symptoms of functional constipation. The good news is that functional con...  Read Full »

I am struggling with flatulence and constipation. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been struggling with excessive flatulence and mild constipation for some time. I have been sensitive to lactose and have it cut out but I am still struggling. I am currently on Psyllium husk and probiotics. I cannot sit with others for more than five minutes before I pass gas. I...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I can understand your concern. When one has not eaten anything, bacteria in the stomach keep decomposing the food that has been left in the gut and this process produces gas in the gut. I suggest you follow the below-mentioned instructions. Consume lots of liquids. ...  Read Full »

I suffer from constipation and bloody stools. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from constipation for almost two years now. I need laxatives to assist me in having bowel movements. About eight weeks ago, for about five or six days, I experienced some light bleeding. Only a few spots were visible with close inspection. I am very health conscio...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Based on your symptoms and medical history, you may have developed hemorrhoids, which are swollen veins in the rectum or anus that can cause bleeding, itching, and pain during bowel movements. Hemorrhoids are a ...  Read Full »

I am suffering from chronic constipation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,About five weeks ago, I experienced some light bleeding in the stool for about five days. A rectal exam revealed an external hemorrhoid. I also had a Qfit (quantitative fecal immunochemical) test done, with levels slightly raised at 14. My general practitioner said he would not be overl...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have read your query, and I can understand your concern.Based on the information you provided, it is possible that the light bleeding you have been experiencing could be related to chronic constipation. Constipation can lead to hard, dry stools that are difficult to pa...  Read Full »

I had light bleeding in my stool for about five days. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, About five weeks ago I experienced some light bleeding in my stool for about five days. I had a rectal exam and an external hemorrhoid was found. I did have a qFIT (quantitative faecal immunochemical test ) test done with levels slightly raised at 14. The doctor said he would not be ov...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. Based on the information you provided, it is possible that the mild rectal bleeding you have experienced could be related to the hernia or constipation. However, since you have had a recent colonoscopy and CT (computed tomography) scan t...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from chronic constipation. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am 18 years old, and my weight is 99 pounds, which has not been increasing. Two years ago, I experienced difficulty passing stool and urine simultaneously, leading to incomplete defecation. Initially, I did not consider it a significant concern. However, after a trip where I consumed ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Based on your description, it is possible that you may be experiencing symptoms related to a digestive disorder. Here are some potential causes and treatment options: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS): IBS is a common digestive disorder that can cause symptoms such as const...  Read Full »

How can I get rid of constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26-year-old male. I am eager to seek advice regarding a persistent issue I have been experiencing. I have had constipation for a month. How do dietary choices, hydration, physical activity, and lifestyle factors contribute to constipation? Are there specific dietary changes that ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Various factors can influence constipation, including dietary choices, hydration, physical activity, and lifestyle factors. For instance, a diet low in fiber and high in processed foods can contribute to constipation, while inadequate fluid intake can lead to dehydrati...  Read Full »

I have a small painful lump in anal region which causes discomfort while sitting. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I had constipation for about three days, after a few days I realized I had a swelling (small lump-like) on my butthole (on one side). It is slightly painful, especially when I sit. I am not on any medication and I did not take pictures or go to a doctor. It is not sore when I go to the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com I read your query and understand your concern. The small lump you described near your anus and the picture shared by you (attachment removed to protect patient’s identity), could potentially be a condition known as an external hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids are swollen bloo...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old woman with hypothyroidism, experiencing constipation. Is it a medication side effect or an underlying health concern?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 35-year-old female with hypothyroidism, and I have been taking levothyroxine medication for the past seven months. Recently, I have been experiencing symptoms of constipation, which is causing me concern. I am unsure if this could be a side effect of the medication or if it might...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Constipation can be a symptom of hypothyroidism itself, as an underactive thyroid can slow down the digestive system. However, it is also possible that the levothyroxine medication you are taking could contribute to constipation as a side effect. To alleviate constipatio...  Read Full »

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