Irregular Defecation

Irregular defecation is a problem of concern, and the following factors should be considered, which include watery or hard consistency, blackish, greenish, reddish stool with or without mucus, too much or too less in quantity, the release of gas, and presence of worms or foreign body in stools.

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What causes mucous in stool and abnormal bowel movements in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My 3.5 year old daughter has irregular bowel movements with a recent problem of mucus in stool. Earlier also, she did not poop regularly. I use laxative when she does not poop for two to three days consecutively. Recently, she has a problem of mucus in her stool for approximately a month...  Read Full »


Dr. Payas Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Does she pass hard stools or normal stools with irregularity? Any history of blood in stools? Does she also complain of pain during defecation around the anal area? Has she ever passed stools in bulk sometime? Did you get her thyroid profile done? Does she have any o...  Read Full »

Why does the bottom part of my abdomen hurt, and I am not able to poop?

Query: Hello doctor, The bottom part of my abdomen hurts, and I cannot pass stools.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. It seems that you have a defecation disorder, which is difficulty in passing stools. It can occur to anybody, but common among individuals who have difficulty learning the art of passing stools. For t...  Read Full »

Can constipation with abdominal pain caused by drugs?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I am 5.5 feet tall and weigh about 135 kg. For the last several months, I have been having issues with constipation and I take magnesium sulfate about once a week and it helps me go one good time and then I am back being constipated. And the stomach pains ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be upset about all this. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be a functional defecation disorder where someone has difficulty while passing stools without any gross pathology. It is possible that you have anxiety or stress or change in the...  Read Full »

I am not defecating in the morning, but I am urged to defecate after some time. Why is it so?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 18-years-old. I am 52 kg in weight. My problem is I am not defecating in the morning, but I am urged to defecate after some time. The stomach does not become clean. And I also have metal allergies. The other problem is nausea and vomiting while traveling.  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please take warm milk with excess sugar daily at bedtime and along with it two spoons of Duphalac (Lactulose) syrup every day for a week. Eat a lot of fresh vegetables during the day and drink a lot of water. You may also eat papaya every day that is very good at cle...  Read Full »

How to have a complete defecation?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a problem to defecate completely. It takes me more than 20 minutes to defecate completely. I also take more than two minutes to pass urine completely. I am very healthy. I consulted a doctor, and I have done various tests and examinations such as defecogram, balloon expulsion test...  Read Full »


Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is a complex problem. Exercises like kegel exercise and medication can help. Urinary issues also occur due to constipation and dyssynergia. Use Docusate sodium 200 mg twice daily. It is a good stool softener, and you can use it for a long time.  Read Full »

My wife is suffering from belly bloating.Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife is suffering from belly bloating. As soon as she eats her lunch or dinner, her stomach will enlarge and she feels full. She does not feel like eating every day. She tried gelusil and other tablets, but no improvement. Also her urination is very low. Sometimes she feels intense ...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I need answers for the following questions so that I can help you better.What is her height and weight? What about her dietary intake and water intake?Does she have pain while passing stools?Does she have constipation, hard stool or straining while defecation?Revert back...  Read Full »

Why has the infant not defecated for a few days?

Query: Hello doctor, My 45-day-old nephew has not defecated for the last two days. Today is the third day. He is taking his feeds well and having a sound sleep. His urine output is good. Also, he is leaving gas as usual. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is one of the common complaints received. It is absolutely normal for an infant to pass stool once in a week or 20 times a day in whatever consistency. As long as the baby is active, is feeding well and is passing adequate urine there is nothing to worry. Con...  Read Full »

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