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 have had constipation for 14 weeks. Can it be due to irritable bowel syndrome?
Query: Hello doctor,I think I have irritable bowel syndrome. I had constipation which lasted for about 14 weeks. I had to take Laxido. I had two bowel movements per day. One was mainly solid, and the other was watery. I also have bloating, acid reflux, and a bad taste in my mouth. There is also stomach pai... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question on icliniq. I can understand your concern. Yes, this can be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Constipation can be prolonged in IBS. Regarding throat cancer, is there any hoarseness of voice? Any neck lymph node? Did you undergo any tests?... Read Full »
I have been facing constipation issues for the past 20 days. What should I do?
Query: Hello doctor, I have been facing constipation but got better after taking medicines. I took medicines only twice, and I am still curing, but I felt a little white, soft lump coming out of my anus while cleaning. Is my internal skin coming out because of straining harder, or is it something else? I h... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. I have gone through the detailed history you have given. This is mostly external hemorrhoids (piles). It will be of great help if you can send me a picture of your lump. No specific treatment is required at present except for constipation... Read Full »
I face bloating, indigestion, and constipation issue. Should I include fibrous food in my diet?
Query: Hello doctor, I have always had bloating and indigestion issues and constipation is added to this. A dietitian advised me to add more fibrous food, but I fear it might flare up my indigestion and bloating. Kindly advise. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no harm with more dietary fibers, so keep taking more fibers. Also, do regular exercise like walking, especially after dinner. Do you have any stressors in your life? Any anxiety issues? I think you might have IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). Please reply to ... Read Full »