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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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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 »

I am constipated and have stomach cramps after taking laxatives. Why?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with this issue for a couple of months. It all began after taking a senna leaf, which is a laxative. I should also want to mention that I had a thin stool for some time, but now it comes and goes. In the beginning, I also had a dark-colored stool, but that is no longer ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The senna is used in treatment for constipation. They are irritant laxatives, meaning they irritate the gut, cause cramps, and thus pass stools. So cramping, diarrhea, bloating are common side effects. However, they usually do not last for more than three days of the...  Read Full »

My chronic constipation affects my normal life. What should I do?

Query: Hi doctor,I am hoping to get a second opinion on my current symptoms. I am a 23-year-old female. I am experiencing severe constipation and inability to pass gas with left side abdominal pain. It feels as if my bowel shrunk down to the size of a pencil. It started with mild constipation and left side...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can imagine how much you have been upset about your health. Constipation and left side lower abdominal pain with no alarming features (such as ongoing bleeding, weight loss, reduced appetite, and normal colonoscopy) make me think that you have irritable bowel syndr...  Read Full »

Why does the bottom part of my abdomen hurt, and I am not able to poop?

Query: Hello doctor, The bottom part of my abdomen hurts, and I cannot pass stools.  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. It seems that you have a defecation disorder, which is difficulty in passing stools. It can occur to anybody, but common among individuals who have difficulty learning the art of passing stools. For this,...  Read Full »

Why is there bleeding from the rectum while pooping?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 25-year-old female, 50 to 52 pounds in weight, and 6.4 feet in height. I have been suffering from constipation. I would have pooped for only two days in the past three weeks. Last week my rectum was bleeding as I was trying to push the poop out. It was a bright red color. Whenever...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, the bleeding can be explained by hard stools and chronic constipation, which can be due to any one of the three things. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or ulceration of the rectum due to force of hard stools and the condition is called Stercoral ulcers. Since the b...  Read Full »

I am suffering from constipation, osteoporosis, and tinnitus. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I have not passed stools for the last three and half months. I was given Milk of magnesia a month ago, then laxatives Colace, Miralax, and finally Senna. After taking that, sometimes, little watery stools were passed out. My blood pressure went up from 100 to diastolic 120 sometimes. I al...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to As per your description, I think this is a multisystem problem. There is an issue with the muscles, gut, eyes, osteoporosis, and tinnitus. These all can be explained in musculoskeletal disorders or autoimmune disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythema...  Read Full »

I am having constipation. Kindly advise.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a bit worried if I am passing out enough stool or not. I weigh 107.8lbs and 5 feet in height. My regular bowel movement is once everyday or sometimes every other day. I am worried if this is normal or not. Sometimes my poop comes in small amounts only. I was thinking if is it becaus...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well all your concern are reasonable and quite common. In this high time of uncertainity everbody can easily frightened and I understand you have been through the same. Well it is completely normal if someone has only one bowel movement in a day. The forms of stools...  Read Full »

I see blood in my stools after constipated and passing a hard stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I gave birth to a baby through a C-section three months back. I was constipated before three weeks and had a hard stool the next day, and I felt little blood on the tissue, but I could not confirm. However, the next day, I had blood in stool and on tissue paper, too, as I attached the pic...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It is not uncommon to have gut upset at the time of pregnancy, and this is because of weight gain, water retention, the pressure of the gravid uterus over the bowel loops, and decreased water and fiber intake as in ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of symptoms of IBS-C?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from IBS-C. It got started four months back. I had severe stomach cramps, bloating, constipation and gas. I stopped taking gluten and dairy products in my diet. I started taking probiotics, oats, chia seeds, and all sorts of tea to have some relief. Before a month, I waked up ...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You seem to have a problem with the defecation or popping mechanism. It is called dyssynergic defecation or obstructive constipation. In this condition, the muscle responsible for the passage of stools works in a quite bizarre and uncoordinated manner. You have a less l...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for IBS with alternative bowel habits?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from digestive problems for the past 10 years. I have alternative bowel habits diarrhea (loose stools) or constipation, gas, and bloating. Some days I have to go for even three times a day and it always feels like the food is not properly digested. I was at fir...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand that you know very well about your disorder as of now. The basic problem with the IBS-D (irritable bowel syndrome with diarrhea) is the spastic contraction of bowel and increased secretion of various gut hormones leading to abdominal pain and diarrhea. ...  Read Full »

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