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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How can we treat constipation in infants?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 4.5 months old. She suffers from immense constipation for the last three to four days since she is taking frequent formula feed due to growth spurt. She is trying hard but unable to pass stool. Finally, she is passing stool once a day in a minimal quantity. Earlier sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are safe. Thank you for the detailed history. Kindly tell me if there is any associated complaint of abdominal distention? Is the child passing normal urine? Is there any fever? Constipation is a common problem for children of this age. Dietary changes l...  Read Full »

Why am I experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina?

Query: Hi doctor, I am nine days post ovulation and have been experiencing clear liquid discharge from my vagina since two days. I also have a headache, stomachache, and tiredness. I am a little overweight, so I have been starving myself. Is this clear liquid discharge normal?  Read Full »


Dr. R Balakrishnan Menon

Infertility Specialist, Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Once ovulation occurs, the remaining follicle, called the corpus luteum, will keep producing hormone progesterone, for a possible pregnancy to get implanted in the uterus. There is nothing to worry as the watery discharge is because of this. Other symptoms include de...  Read Full »

I start to vomit in the morning when the wind touches my face. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old unmarried male weighing 86 kg. From the past 15 months, whenever I go out in the morning from around 4 AM to 9 AM, and especially when the wind touches my face I start vomiting. After 9 AM, I do not have any such problem on going out. I do not have any other medical...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are most likely experiencing the symptom due to a disturbed gastrointestinal flora, which may cause symptoms of bloating, belching, vomiting, constipation, etc. I would suggest you try the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and take tr...  Read Full »

What causes hard stools and difficulty in passing stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constipation, small stools. It is very hard to poop. I am straining but not too much.  Read Full »


Dr. Arup Majumdar

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms seem to be related to chronic constipation. Some recommendations to help relieve your constipation. Drink two to four additional glasses of water a day. Maintain a strategic distance from caffeine-containing beverages and liquor, which can cause drying ...  Read Full »

How to get rid of external piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have blood in my stool without pain. I am suffering from external piles. But there is no itching and pain. I am having blood going regularly in my stool for a week.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. External hemorrhoid causes bleeding and pain when they get enlarged. It occurs secondary to constipation producing abnormal pressure over the anus causing swelling of piles. The definite therapy is surgery and having lifestyle modification helps to control hemorrhoids. ...  Read Full »

Can drinking water help irritable bowel syndrome?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 43-year-old male suffering from stomach bloating and gas problems after every diet for the last fifteen months. Usually, I take a normal quantity of food of my age. I play badminton weekly for six days for two hours and use to drink plenty of water daily. I do not have sugar, bloo...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry. You may be suffering from irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C). Use a high-fiber diet with fruits and vegetables, avoid milk products, caffeinated drinks, and alcohol. Use tablet Normaxin (Chlordiazepoxide + Clidinium Bromide) twice a day ...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from digestive problems after taking antibiotics a year and a half ago?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an antibiotic a year and a half ago, and I had digestive issues. I crave sugar often and mostly eat carbohydrates like bread and chocolate. I recently started to have green smoothies that had two big handfuls of spinach in them with protein powder every morning for four or five days...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a digestive problem, and you took antibiotics for one and a half years. That antibiotic's name is not mentioned here. Now you have been suffering from constipation for one and half years and for the ...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3 year old to pass stools once in 3 to 4 days?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is not passing stool on daily basis. She passes stool with a gap of three to four days. She has difficulty in passing stools with this time gap. Sometimes, she gets rashes and slight blood stains in her potty. We are giving lots of water to drink...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Paediatrician, Child Health Specialist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand the concern of your child regarding constipation. Try to include high fiber in her diet. Avoid giving milk at night. You can start giving Lactulose syrup 5 ml 12 hourly. It helps a lot. Please mention the weight of your child. Please mention whether she...  Read Full »

My kid has constipation issues from the last three months. What might help her?

Query: Hello doctor, My kid is 1 year old. Since the last three to four months, she has constipation issues. Her doctor prescribed her a medicine which worked for a while. But, now she again has it.  Read Full »


Dr. Amit Modi

Child Health Specialist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Transient constipation in a 1 year old child improves with diet modification. Most of the medications used to treat constipation treat the acute phase and are for symptomatic relief. You should include more roughage in her diet like fruits and vegetables. Avoid giving...  Read Full »

I have constipation, pain, and semi-solid stool . Please advise.

Query: Hello doctor, I am 24 years old. Height 5'10", weight 55 kg. I have poor constipation, pain, and semi-solid stool for the past two years. All allergy test and reports are negative. But when I eat rice with pulses, I have no pain and stool is fine. So, what should I do? I have not had any allergy an...  Read Full »


Dr. Aditi Gupta Jha

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from constipation that can go away by eating healthy foods which are rich in fiber, such as leafy vegetables, raw fruits, and vegetables, nuts like almond and coconut also. Drink more water than usual so that your body gets enough water. If you are hyd...  Read Full »

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