Gastrocolic Reflux

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Why am I having problems with bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am practicing as a karma yogi. I have a problem with the bowel movement. I am taking up to 30 minutes to out the dross. After practicing yoga and exercise, I am again in need to go to restroom again. I wonder how the dross is segregated without having food in the morning. I wake up at 4...  Read Full »

Dr. Prabudoss G S

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to This is not your unique problem, but present in most of the middle aged people. You have previously tuned your bowel for tobacco and now that your yoga helps in maintaining the rhythm. However, your present condition is termed as gastrocolic reflux (increased colon motili...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for granular sore throat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a granular sore throat for more than three months. I consulted many doctors and one ENT specialist also, but nothing happened. They gave me medicines for gargling and other medicines for seven days. I took medicines from different doctors for about one month, but nothing happen...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Osama Aboborda

ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please send me images of your throat. Do you have reflux in the form of burning sensation in your chest or your stomach? Do you have a bitter taste in your throat when waking up in the morning? Do you smoke or drink alcohol? Do you consume al ot of spicy and fast ...  Read Full »

Why do I have frequent urge to pass stools right after my meals?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. Whatever I eat within one hour I am urged to go to the toilet. My stomach hurts every time I go to the toilet. I cannot eat fish, milk products, some gluten products, or chicken. My sister thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I need to find out what is going o...  Read Full »

Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from abdominal pain followed by defecation one hour after taking your meals. You cannot eat fish, milk, some gluten products, or chicken which can aggravate your sufferings. The most...  Read Full »

Is increased bowel movement normal in a 4-month-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is four months old now. She breastfeeds only. She used to defecate once or twice daily. Sometimes she defecated once in two to three days. Recently she has started defecating four to eight times a day (generally very small amount though) and her feces have become more liqu...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is normal for babies to have variable stool frequency. Sometimes they pass once or two times in a day, sometimes more. Some babies have exaggerated gastrocolic reflex, it means they pass stool after almost every feed. No need to worry if the stool is not watery and s...  Read Full »

Please suggest ways to control loose motions in a baby.

Query: Hello doctor, I have a 1 month old boy baby, his mother died during the delivery. We feed him cow's milk, but he is having loose motions. How to control the loose motions?  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is so sad to hear about his mom. First, we need to clarify whether he has diarrhea, because sometimes, increased frequency of stools due to gastrocolic reflex may be considered as diarrhea. If he has diarrhea, then we need to look at the causes, for example, infecti...  Read Full »

My 36 days old baby is passing stools very frequently. Kindly advice.

Query: Hello doctor,My baby is 36 days old. He is passing stool very frequently like 15 times with little or more motion but not very heavy in the last 48 hours. The stool was curdy yellowish color, not like runny or watery, no greenish, no blood, no bubbles. He had the same issue when he was 18 days old, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Baratu Bhaisara


Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. 1. Passing motion too often is a normal phenomenon in neonates (gastrocolic reflex). Make sure baby is passing adequate urine and playful. 2. Redness over the perianal region may be due to prolonged wetness over the part or due to cleanin...  Read Full »

I have a problem with bowel movements. Kindly help me.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having a problem with bowel movements with soft, pasty stools. Lots of small stools after the first bowel movement in the morning. All bowel movements take hours to develop once I feel I am in need of a bowel movement. Often times I have to manipulate bowel movement with a shallo...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Cardiologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello, Welcome to So, this basically occurs due to constipation and incomplete evacuation. There are certain points you need to remember. Firstly, you need to have a healthy lifestyle which includes a healthy diet and regular exercises. In diet, you should eat a high-fiber diet like...  Read Full »

Newborn is passing motion nine to 12 times a day. Is it a worrisome condition?

Query: Hello doctor,My son is 25 days old and passing motion nearly nine to 12 times a day. What should I do? Should I go for any drops? Is it a worrisome condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Baratu Bhaisara


Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your son is absolutely alright. No worries. Following things are to be taken care. Baby should be exclusively breastfed. Ensure baby is passing urine adequately (five to eight times a day). Loose motions are normal in early days of life as it is a normal physio...  Read Full »

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