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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 have been experiencing pain due to piles. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been experiencing too much pain due to piles and need some relief. Please suggest some good medicine for instant relief. Please help. Thank you.   Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Such pain occurs due to constipation; when stool is hard, it becomes difficult to pass, and then pain occurs. So, I would suggest you take high-fiber diets such as bananas, apples, oranges, and green vegetables. ...  Read Full »

Will Multivitamins help in overcoming fatigue and weakness?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old male and recently started suffering from fatigue. I felt some tiredness throughout the day earlier as well, but it has been intensified for the past one to two weeks despite taking a light meal and a good night's rest. I feel lethargic more after a meal. I think it cou...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suspect there is an iron deficiency. For weakness, I would suggest you take syrup Dexorange (Ferrous ammonium citrate) 5 ml every night before sleeping. Take for two weeks. Constipation is due to a low fiber diet. For that, I would suggest you take a high-fiber diet, ...  Read Full »

I have a bloated feeling in my stomach with only three defecations per week. Kindly help me.

Query: Hi doctor,I have a bloated feeling in the stomach with less than three defecations per week and also have flatulence. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, this can be due to acidity and constipation. A low fiber diet is the main cause of such symptoms. Can you please tell me: 1) Since when did you have constipation? 2) Have you ever noticed blood in stool? I suggest you take syrup Lactulose 15 ml once before...  Read Full »

Can you please suggest a diet for my son to recover from constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has been suffering from constipation for the last 30 days. His stool is extremely hard and he literally suffers while doing it. He has to put a lot of pressure and do it. He drinks plenty of water, fruit juices and bananas too but still no effect. Previously the situation was not ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing us and I understand your concern. Can you please confirm the age and weight of your child? This can be due to low fibers in the diet, so please continue with vegetables and give him lukewarm water in the morning. It will help him to pass stool easily...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach?

Query: Hi doctor,I have pain and bloating on the left side of my upper stomach, just under my left breast. When I eat food, it starts to bloat up and is painful, like my ribs are having pressure pushed on them. I do not feel unwell with this symptom, but I have been constipated, and my poo is light brown. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Sir, the pain and bloating are due to acidity and constipation, so if we treat the underlying causes, you will be fine. Constipation is usually due to a low fiber diet, so I suggest you take a high fiber diet such a...  Read Full »

I had constipation and tried to remove my stool with finger and ended up with blood on my finger. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had constipation for about a week and today I decided to try and help myself discard the stool with my finger but when I looked I had quite a bit of blood on my finger. Is that just because I should not be using my finger for such things or is there something wrong with me?  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com Thank you for writing and I understand your concern. Yes, actually you should not have used fingers, due to fingernails there might be some injuries and due to that, only such bleeding occurred. So you should never do it again. For constipation, I would suggest you ta...  Read Full »

Will constipation cause extreme pain on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I feel extreme and sharp stomach pain on the right side. I also have constipation and chills. I have had these symptoms for three days now. I have just had urinalysis. I have the reports. Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Such pain can be due to acidity or constipation. Because as you mentioned, you are constipated, so there is bowel obstruction and formation of gases. That is causing all this pain. I would suggest you attach your reports. I will check and let you know further. I sugges...  Read Full »

How to manage a pimple-like growth in the anus with bleeding and greenish mucus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 42-year-old male. I have been having a lot of pain while passing stools for the past one week. The pain used to last for three to four hours. Off late, have noticed a pimple-like growth near the anus. Also, I have found traces of blood and a greenish mucus on my underwear. Are thes...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for attaching the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I have checked it. It is anal fissures which are due to long-standing constipation. In such a case, if it is painful, you should visit a general surgeon to check it further and see if...  Read Full »

How to get rid of gastroenterological problems faced for a long duration?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 23 years old. I am having the following symptoms: 1) Sweet taste from the past two days. 2) Always feel constipated. 3) Feel tired most of the time. 4) Hard to sleep. I have a history of gastroenterological problems. Sometimes my uric acid becomes high. I also get jaundice s...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Actually, in such cases, an endoscopic examination is required. If you are frequently facing gastrointestinal symptoms, endoscopy will help rule out any disease associated with GI (gastrointestinal) tract. I would suggest you take a high-fiber diet for constipation and ...  Read Full »

What do skin tag and anal bleeding with constipation indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female. I have been undergoing a postpartum stage after a C-section delivery for my third baby. After a month, I noticed a little drop of blood from my anus, and something is outside my anus after passing hard stools, and I do not know what it is. Usually, I get cons...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You should go for a digital rectal examination once. Then only clear vision will be there, and you will get to know if you have any internal injuries or hemorrhoids. And after that, treatment can be decided accordingly. The picture you have attached (attachme...  Read Full »

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