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Water makes up nearly 70 % of our body. It is important to stay hydrated at all times. The daily water intake required for each person varies depending on age, sex, gender, humidity, physical activities, metabolic conditions, etc.

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Could you please interpret my reports and tell me if I have IBS or any other disease?

Query: Hello doctor,For the past seven days, I feel that there is a change in my bowel habits. According to the Bristol chart, I think my stool structure may be a type 3 to 5. I pass my stool quite comfortably every morning. But, after this, when I pass stools during the day, I have to use some force. I do...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you have raised do not seem abnormal. Stool frequency can normally vary from three times a day to thrice a week. A good defecation in the morning is definitely a healthy sign. Any passage of stool during the rest of the day depends only on the stimulus ...  Read Full »

I have noticed little or no baby movements. Please help

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 weeks and two days pregnant. I had an ultrasound at 20 weeks, and everything was normal. However, with time, I noticed there was little or no movement, and the baby's movement was more like a ball rolling in a difficult position. So, my doctor sent me for an ultrasound at the thir...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Let me put forth few facts about pregnancy and baby growth. The growth of the baby is progressive, but if it stops at some stage, that amount of growth cannot be regained. Some reason has been missed by the doctor during the pregnancy monitoring. There could be many cau...  Read Full »

Is fever and low WBC count in my child due to dengue fever?

Query: Hello doctor,My 3 years and 6 months old daughter has been suffering from a fever of about 100 to 102 for the past three days. She had rashes throughout her whole body. We had blood tests performed, and the results were negative for dengue. But, the WBC and the platelet count reduced gradually in th...  Read Full »


Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This can happen in a viral fever also. But it is always better to repeat the test after 48 hours to make sure about the WBC (white blood cell) count and the platelet count status. There are other dengue-like viruses where dengue test comes negative but the behavi...  Read Full »

My uric acid levels are high. Is it due to anxiety?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 29-year-old male. When I urinate standing up, I notice foamy bubbles. If I do it sitting, there are no bubbles. I read in the internet sources, that it might be due to a high protein content in the urine, which may be due to a kidney problem. I got really worried and opted for a che...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your uric acid level is high, but your symptoms are not due to it. I would recommend you go for a urine routine examination as well as urine culture. If your report comes out to be normal, this could be simply anxiety. I would recommend tablet Febuxostat 40 mg onc...  Read Full »

My 20-month-old daughter has vomiting and diarrhea from the afternoon. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, My 20 months old daughter did not pee last week for above 24 hours, the next day she did pee, but also vomited. On the same day, she was having a fever of 102 F, so we went to the pediatrician. He gave Vomitab, Calpol, and an antibiotic injection. From the past three days, the urine ou...  Read Full »


Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please note that this must be two different infections. The reason why the child has not passed urine now is probably because of dehydration. It is advisable to give her six to seven tablespoons of ORS (oral rehydration salts) with the passage of each loose stool for ma...  Read Full »

My stomach lining is thick, and I have loose motions, diarrhea, and nausea. Should I be worried?

Query: Hello doctor, A recent abdominal CT scan at the ER for a possible kidney stone was normal in every respect, except radiology report stated a very slight 'thickening in the stomach lining'. I had a normal endoscopy three years ago, which diagnosed a small hiatal hernia, but no other clinical findings...  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query. I just want to enlighten you that your CT scan report was quite normal and there is nothing to get tensed about. I just want to clarify about your issue regarding the 'thickening in the stomach lining'. As your endoscopy report shows that you had a�...  Read Full »

My brother has low platelets despite transfusion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My brother has dengue fever. His platelet counts were dropping and once they reached 18,000 he was given one unit of platelet transfusion. But, his counts did not increase when checked after four hours and was at 17,000. So, the doctor went for a second infusion. There are no other sy...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Firstly, do not panic. Dengue is a self-recovering condition. His platelet counts will gradually rise. Platelet transfusion is fine. Normally, random donor platelets (RDP) increases the platelet count by 5000 only while single donor platelets (SDP) increases it by a...  Read Full »

Kindly tell me if anything is wrong with my blood report.

Query: Hi doctor, I am attaching my CBC report. Please tell me if anything is wrong with it.  Read Full »


Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There is a mild elevation of total leukocyte count and absolute lymphocyte count is slightly high. So, there is nothing alarmingly wrong. You have no clinical complaint also, so this c...  Read Full »

I have dengue for three days. When should I go to hospital?

Query: Hi doctor, I have dengue from the last three days. The platelets have dropped from 197 to 129 today. I have the following questions: My fever fluctuates between 101 to 104 despite having Paracetamol. Is that normal? Also, when should I get admitted to the hospital? When does the body start producing...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fever can prevail from three to seven days and after that, there is no fever and that no-fever period is more important and can be critical. You need to keep a follow-up with your treating physician until it is all over and you recover fully. The fluctuating fever is...  Read Full »

I have flu-like symptoms that are worsening. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I became sick yesterday, and it just seems to be getting worse. I can barely stay awake. I have flu-like symptoms, including severe aches in muscles and joints, pain and tiredness around the eyes, weakness or extreme fatigue, warm, flushed skin, red and watery eyes, a headache, sore thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. This is the flu season, and winter started out of nowhere. This sudden change in weather leads to more flu cases than cold weather, which kicks in gradually. People are not acclimatized yet, so it is highly suggested to observe all ...  Read Full »

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