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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 Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 abo...  Read Full »

Is chronic constipation a sign of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have always had bowel movement issues for as long as I can remember, not having a movement for five days. About a year ago, I noticed some blood in my stool on a few occasions. I went to the GI doctor, and he ran multiple tests (fecal calprotectin, FIT, abdomen CT s...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems chronic constipation. Your anxiety may or may not be contributing to this constipation. Possible causes of constipation of that much duration seem to be due to chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC), of pelvic dyssynergia or also called anismus or dyssynergi...  Read Full »

How to treat infrequent bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abnormal bowel routine. I could go days without having a bowel movement. The longest time without having a bowel movement was as least a week and a half. I do not know if this is serious, and I should see a doctor or not. I do not take any medication except laxative. I tried...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do you have abdominal pain? If no, then it is functional constipation. Meaning your bowels are slow. The one strategy is to take plenty of water daily and increase fiber intake in meals like green vegetables and fruits. Ispagol husk daily is a good alternative. You c...  Read Full »

Why do I have a small strand of skin near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,There is about a quarter inch long strand of skin going away from the anus and I think it is a hemorrhoid. Also, that is dark purple in color. I am in need of your help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Cardiologist, Criticalcare Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

What can be the cause of my digestive symptoms?

Query: Hello doctor, Before two years, I started experiencing a feeling that I need to vomit. It would stay constant. I never did vomit as a result of that, but it stayed for approximately 8 months. I could not sleep or eat well, because of that feel. Accompanied with that feeling was extreme constipation....  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem seems to be more of gastrointestinal motility disorder rather than a disease. Intestinal motility depends on various factors like the type of food, water and psychological factors. If one constantly occupies his mind with it, then the situation even ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to my stool problem.

Query: I think i am constipated. Is it normal or should i see a doctor again for this? These days i am pooping sometimes after 3 days then after 2 to 3 days again, but sometimes everyday. I see a doctor one time because i have a hard time passing poop and have a blood after pooping and my aunt nurse told m...  Read Full »

Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi Pauline, First of all I would say, relax because stress can be a risk factor of constipation. Also at this age, food and eating habits are one of the major causes of constipation. I would advice to have a high fibre diet, and decrease intake of non-veg and increase intake of vegetables and drink...  Read Full »

What could be the permanent solution for chronic constipation in a 4-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years old. She has chronic constipation right from three months of age. Also, she will not eat well. Her height is 101 inches and weight is 4 kg. We are giving her one scoop (8 mg) Laxopeg for the last one year. She is passing stools very easily, but her problem is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please know that if the child is passing stools easily every day, it cannot be called constipation. I would like to know a few details about her. Does she strain while passing stools? Does she put a lot of effort or pressure to push stools out? Does she pass hard st...  Read Full »

What causes fleshy growth outside anus?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 19 year old female with no past medical history. I experienced constipation for some days, and I saw blood in my stools. I found this small fleshy growth on the anus, which hurts after passing motion. The pain ceases after a few hours. This fleshy growth retracts inside when I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen your attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It shows old hemorrhoids called as skin tags. This picture, along with the pain that you are describing is suggestive of anal fissure. This is a tear in the wall of the anus, at the bas...  Read Full »

Why does my butt hurt after anal sex?

Query: Hello doctor, I had anal sex and now my butt has been hurting all day for six days now. And every time I have to poop or wipe it, it is very painful. It is very uncomfortable when I sit or lay on my butt.  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Sachdeva

HIV AIDS Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. There might be a small tear in the anal region, which is commonly called as an anal fissure. Even a small fissure can be really painful as it causes a spasm of the anal opening. It heals slowly, as it gets irritated repeatedly during the bowel movement. You might eve...  Read Full »

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 »

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