Intestinal Motility Disorder

Intestinal motility disorder is digestive problems due to weak contraction of the digestive tract muscles, resulting in low propulsion of food through the digestive tract. Depending on the part of the digestive tract affected, the symptoms include stomach pain, swallowing problems, acid reflux, belching, vomiting, nausea, and weight loss.

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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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Why do I have dizziness after bowel movement?

Query: Hello doctor, Since a few days, I have had heavy head and stiff neck problem. My head really feels heavy at the end of the day. My neck remains very stiff. I have consulted a neurologist and taking Inderal 10, Shine 10, Naproxen, Nexium and Sibelium. Sometimes, my head trembles too much and neck be...  Read Full »

Dr. Madhan Kumar Madathupalayam Velusamy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Please have a consultation with a surgeon or surgical gastroenterologist to rule out fissure-in-ano. You need to have a colonoscopy as a baseline to rule out colorectal cancer. Even after these if you have symptoms, then we can start drugs to control the bowel ...  Read Full »

I have stomach pain, cramping, vomiting, indigestion, and I cannot defecate freely. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor,I have stomach pain, cramping, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, vomiting undigested food. I checked my stool and found some worm-like objects. But I guess it could be undigested food, fiber, or mucosa. I consulted a doctor, and he said that it could be a stomach worm. And ...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed your history and the picture provided (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). It seems that your intestinal movements are abnormal. I suggest you start the following treatment; 1) Ispaghula Husk (Psyllium) one sachet in on...  Read Full »

What causes a constant feeling of nausea with abdominal pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female. My height is 5'1", and weight is 120 lbs. I have been getting a constant feel of nausea for over a year along with abdomen, chest and back pain. The chest pain is sharp in the place of the heart. The back pain is right down the middle of my back, starting at my ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshuman Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You could be suffering from intermittent diffuse esophageal spasm. In simpler terms, it is a functional disorder where the motility of your gut is slightly impaired. Do not worry. It is not a serious condition as your endoscopy is fine. Have an ultrasound abdomen done and...  Read Full »

What could be the reason for lower abdominal pain accompanied by diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. For the past four months, I have periodically experienced severe pain in my lower right abdomen and lower right back regions. The pain comes quickly and can last for a few hours, and is so severe that all I can do is lay down and writhe. I have never passed an...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, I understand you have pain with diarrhea and pain that lasts a few hours before it goes away. Listening to your history, it seems a few possibilities. The pain of intestinal loops affecting the cecum a part of large bowel or terminal ileum which is small bowel....  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution for my constipation problem.

Query: Hello doctor, I recently started having issues with my bowels for about a month. I have had sudden constipation and stool issues. When I do go, my bowels are thin and soft around the edges. I do have constant pressure in my lower stomach, and it hurts if pressed upon. I have tried exercise, probiot...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If the problem were only with your intestine motility, it would have been called to a certain extent using probiotics and laxatives. If the problem does not seem to decrease with the use of symptomatic medications, then we will have to evaluate why the motility of ...  Read Full »

I feel nauseous after smoking cigarettes. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,I have some major problems with my small intestines. I have cramping pain in my lower abdomen, and I suffer from indigestion, bloating, burping, and nausea. Nausea seems to originate from my lower intestine. If I smoke, it makes me nauseous. I have a constant feeling that something in my l...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Greetings of the day. Yes, an x-ray with barium will definitely help to delineate the ulcer and obstruction. Sometimes, there is a subacute obstruction that leads to pain intermittently whenever there is distention of the bowel. Losing weight is also indicative of some o...  Read Full »

Why did my stomach pain end up in hospital admission?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been admitted in a hospital for three times in a year with a complaint of constipation. I did not poop for four weeks. There was no fecal impaction, but my intestines were not moving. They gave me an NG tube to clean me out. My GI doctor prescribed me so many laxatives, but nothing...  Read Full »

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to According to your complaints, past history, investigations and present condition you might have IBS-C that is irritable bowel syndrome constipation type with differential diagnosis of intestinal motility disorder. The latter condition produces symptoms of intestinal obst...  Read Full »

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