Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a group of chronic disorders that affect the large intestine. It causes abdominal pain, gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation, and mucus in stools. IBS increases the risk of colorectal cancer.

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How to get cured from stomach discomfort and cramps?

Query: I have stomach discomfort and cramps for a year. I have pain beneath the right and left breast bone for 8 months. It keeps on recurring. Now I have done a no.of test all negative. Accompanying symptom include arms and legs feeling fatigued. Also general weakness. I did colonoscopy and ct scan test w...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello , hope you're doing well! I can understand how frustrating it can all be to have under gone a number of investigations. Your history of prolonged illness with normal investigation results suggests an underlying diagnosis of gastritis/ irritable bowel syndrome/ celiac disease. However , a de...  Read Full »

Why am I not able to poop regularly?

Query: Good Day! I want to consult my stomach since I don't pooped regularly and needed to drink laxative tea to poop. It started in the beginning of this year. I noticed that I haven't poop in so many days (7 days to be precise), and my mom bought me a laxative tea which until now I'm still drinking the ...  Read Full »


Dr. Afifa Nighat

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hello welcome to icliniq! hope you're feeling better! Your history and signs and symptoms suggests you have irritable bowel syndrome with predominant constipation type( IBS-C), although I need to take more detailed history before establishing diagnosis. It occurs due to some stress either emotio...  Read Full »

Why am I having problems with bowel movements?

Query: Hi doctor, I am practicing as a karma yogi. I have a problem with the bowel movement. I am taking up to 30 minutes to out the dross. After practicing yoga and exercise, I am again in need to go to restroom again. I wonder how the dross is segregated without having food in the morning. I wake up at 4...  Read Full »


Dr. Prabudoss G S

General Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is not your unique problem, but present in most of the middle aged people. You have previously tuned your bowel for tobacco and now that your yoga helps in maintaining the rhythm. However, your present condition is termed as gastrocolic reflux (increased colon motili...  Read Full »

How to get rid of stomach cramps with diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor, I had ongoing stomach issues for a while now varies from stomach cramps to diarrhea off and on for around six to eight months. It may clear up for a few days, but it will be back. I have tried various drugs like Imodium, Buscopan. Off and on, I have tried changing my diet to avoid certai...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Looking at your description of symptoms, it seems that you have irritable bowel syndrome, which is a common condition of the hypersensitive gut that causes pain, altered bowel habits, diarrhea in some, and constipation in others. But I want some more pertinent infor...  Read Full »

Do laxatives give you stomach cramps?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been dealing with this issue for a couple of months. It all began after taking a senna leaf, which is a laxative. I should also want to mention that I had a thin stool for some time, but now it comes and goes. In the beginning, I also had a dark-colored stool, but that is no longer ...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The senna is used in treatment for constipation. They are irritant laxatives, meaning they irritate the gut, cause cramps, and thus pass stools. So cramping, diarrhea, bloating are common side effects. However, they usually do not last for more than three days of the...  Read Full »

Why do i have consistent acid reflux the whole day? Can GERD cause sleeplessness?

Query: Hi doctor, I have consistent acid reflux when I wake up and until I go to sleep for about three weeks now. It is so bad now that I can not just eat. My mouth tastes to have a nice and yummy food. I get upper back and chest pains when I am lying down at night. I have been checked out by my cardiolo...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). I would advise you to take a combination of Pantoprazole and Domperidone for the reflux. Also, you should take a soft and balanced diet. You should also put a pillow below your head when you sleep. Make a habit ...  Read Full »

I frequently have diarrhea and constipation, will there be any chances of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, Here are my symptoms: I would associate chronic dull left side pain for years with my endometriosis, so I did not think much of it. I have normal stools on some days mixed with constipation and diarrhea on other days. I am taking Vesicare, which causes constipation, and contributed to m...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, the IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and colorectal carcinoma are two extremes of the spectrum of the GI (gastrointestinal) diseases. The former is functional non-serious, while the latter is a severe condition. However, it is not only the type of symptoms, which m...  Read Full »

Why do I get recurrent diarrhea?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 41-year-old female. For the past year, I am often getting loose bowel movement (like diarrhea) two to three times in a short period, and after that, I feel very dizzy and tired. Initially, I thought it was because of food poisoning or some food issues, but it is not. This issue...  Read Full »


Dr. S D Sinha

Family Physician, Infectious Diseases Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have given too many medicines and incomplete diagnosis. Anemia- based only on Hb value of 9.9 g/dl. This value can be managed by having an effective diet planned by a qualified nutritionist with the diet planned for both anemia (high iron) and the irrita...  Read Full »

Can abdominal tuberculosis recur?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old boy. Two and a half years ago, I got so weak by regular diarrhea (that last for six months), before that, my weight dropped to 47 kg. After visiting several doctors, I was finally diagnosed with abdominal tuberculosis. So the doctor started my medications course that l...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, it does seem to be TB (tuberculosis) again, most probably multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB). So less likely, it is a relapse. If you have a fever and weight loss, similar intensity pain, and diarrhea as it was two and a half years back, you can think of re...  Read Full »

I have severe pain in the right buttock. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having pain in the right buttock¬†and also pain below upper leg and below knee. I feel uncomfortable while sitting, standing as well as walking. First I met a general surgeon; he examined me and advised me to go to an orthopedician. Orthopedician took x-ray and blood test. He info...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Chawla

Orthopaedician And Traumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Celecoxib is just for pain relief. In order to understand your condition, I want you to answer a few questions for me. Is the pain radiating in nature? Or dull aching without any radiation? Do you have any record of examination findings? Is there any area of sensory l...  Read Full »

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