High Fibre Diet

Fibre is an important constituent of our diet that maintains gut health. It aids in weight loss, prevents constipation, and promotes heart health. They are abundantly found in fruits, vegetables, grain, and legumes.

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I have constipation with pain on passing stools and knot inside the butt. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19-year-old female with a possible hemorrhoid. For the past week and a half, I have been having pain when I pass stool or sit down. I noticed blood after wiping for a few days, and today I went to the store and bought a suppository that was recommended to me to try. I put it i...  Read Full »


Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern and would help you for sure. I have gone through the description you provided, and yes, you do have hemorrhoids. Your symptoms and finding are suggestive of the same. Hemorrhoids or piles are dilated and engorged veins in the rectal and ana...  Read Full »

Can spicy food cause hemorrhoids?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male. I am 5 feet and 9 inches tall and weigh 255 pounds. When I eat spicy food, I poop blood. Sometimes when I have constipation as well, I poop a little bit of blood. I am really scared that I have colon cancer. I do have diarrhea often. I do not have a family hist...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your information and test reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). So, in view of that, there are a couple of things that I can opine upon: I want to clarify if your body weight is in kg or pounds. Your accompanying information stat...  Read Full »

Can gallbladder polyp cause right-sided abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from severe stabbing abdominal pain on the right side, radiating to the back and right leg. Abdomen US shows gallbladder polyps 7 mm each. Albumin 53 g/l (elevated). Protein 83g/l (elevated). Total cholesterol 5.7 mmol/l. Triglycerides 3.4 mmol/l.  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you answer a few of my following questions. Since how long you are having such pain? Is this pain tolerable? How much you grade it out of 10? Do you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or constipation? Do you have any prior history of hypertension? If yes, which...  Read Full »

Are my constipation and blocked urination interlinked?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I generally have constipation problem. Mostly, I use some laxatives or aryuvedic churnas to clear constipation. Whenever I have constipation, I feel my urine is blocked. I drink plenty of water daily. Also, I used to consume lots of water before going to bed. Ear...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic constipation is a delicate issue that worsens one's quality of life and is hardly solved definitively. Except the watery diet, it requires bowel enemas time after time and use of laxatives continuously. If you can apply enemas, then do it right now to empty you...  Read Full »

What laxative can be taken for constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 80 years old, has diabetes, high BP and thyroid since last 15 years. She is under control with medicines. She has chronic constipation since last 30 years and uses different laxatives. In the past one year, her constipation has increased and even high doses of laxatives...  Read Full »


Dr. Ankur Jindal

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chronic constipation in old age is common. She also has diabetes, which may also contribute to decrease in bowel movements. One should always rule out stool impaction in large bowel in elderly. My advice is ask her to take plenty of water, small frequent meals, low fat ...  Read Full »

What foods to eat to gain weight?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23 year old male. My height is 5'11" and weight is 58.5 kg. I would like to gain body weight. I am have a problem of pimples with pus on face for the past four years. I had never taken any artificial mass gainer or protein. I am a pure vegetarian. My lipid profile result is as f...  Read Full »


Dr. Swapan Banerjee

Dietician, Fitness Expert, Nutritionist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I can advise you to take more fiber rich foods so that bowels stay clear without any constipation. Plenty of vegetables like gourds and more of mix vegetables. Two to four types of fruits mainly banana, guava and berries. You have oily skin so a...  Read Full »

What are the causes of constipation in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My child was constipated for the past four days. Our doctor gave enema and he passed his stools. Now, again, he is suffering from constipation. What is the reason?  Read Full »


Dr. Sirisha

Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is a common problem in children. It is usually temporary, which is relieved by medications given through the anus. It might persist for a few days and suppository can be used to pass stools, instead of enema. Please take care of dietary habits, which can tri...  Read Full »

How to treat constipation problem in a small kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 11 years old and is suffering from constipation for a long time on and off. She has an issue of hard stool which is very painful while passing at the very start and once that is out, very hot loose stool follows. Her diet is alright with dal, chawal, roti, and subji, but...  Read Full »


Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most important requirement when children have these symptoms are the consumption of lots of fruits, vegetables, and drink plenty of water. Along with this diet, they also need to be active physically. If these requirements are not met, then no amount of medicatio...  Read Full »

I get intermittent loose stools and antibiotics did not help. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 39-year-old male. I am 168 cm in height and 68 kg in weight. Since last one month, I have been suffering from intermittent loose motions (yellow colored). There is no vomiting, no fever, or major abdominal pain (except for occasional cramps). Initially, I took a comb...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Omar Qureshi

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I cannot see any red flags in your symptoms. More likely nothing to worry. It is the function of your intestines that is triggered by some infection and you are facing overactive intestine. More likely it is a functional problem unless proven otherwise. I will advise...  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for blood in stools with constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 22 years old and I have a problem of blood in the stool for two days. I do not feel pain and any other symptoms but sometimes constipation exist and my long toilet interval is once every two days (most common). Sometimes rarely on every day or three days interval. Are there any...  Read Full »


Dr. Karanrajsinh H. Raol

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Constipation is very common due to the active lifestyle considering your age and history. The blood in stools can be due to chronic constipation. As it does not pain while you pass stool it confirms constipation. To prevent constipation you should drink more water, ...  Read Full »

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