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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What could be the reason for frequent constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old male. I am 180 cm in height and weigh about 85 kg. I have frequent constipation issues. I am currently on Obimet SR 500, Glimisave M1, Pinom 40 mg, Pivasta 2 mg, and Clopilet 75 mg.  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Would you please answer few of my following questions. How frequently do you pass stools per week? Have you felt any blood in stools? Do you feel pain in the anal area while passing stools? Have you noticed anything coming out from the anal area while passing stools...  Read Full »

My MIL is a diabetic and gets a sensation of passing stools immediately after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My mother-in-law is a 55 years old diabetic patient. She is suffering from a problem that whenever she eats anything she has feelings to use the washroom. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Prathish Kumar

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your mother-in-law problem could be because of certain diabetic drugs also. I will be able to help you better if you can upload the list of medications she is on. And since how many days is she having this problem? What is the stool consistency, watery, or semisolid,...  Read Full »

Is Dogmatil 50 mg used for IBS?

Query: Hi Dr. I have mild lower back abdominal pain, lower back pain , and pressure on the bladder area. My local dr. diagnosed me with IBS after doing CT Scan (ethnography oral and IV contrast) , urine, stool and blood test. The CT scan showed everything was normal and urine, stool and blood tests also no...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. Well Dogmatil is not otherwise indicated in irritable bowel syndrome, it is better given and effective if someone who has upper gastrointestinal tract symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, or early stomach fullness, frequent belching. IBS is more a problem with small a...  Read Full »

What is the cause for stomach bloating and constipation with low platelets?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from bloating since February and from March I am also experiencing severe constipation. I have tried all dietary change but none seem to be helping me here. For the past few days, I was also experiencing pain in the abdomen, sudden sensations in legs, and mild pain in test...  Read Full »

Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Your previous symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome constipation type (IBS-C) provided you have no weight loss, fever, blood in stools, and vomiting. It is not a worrying disease and you just have to follow some lifestyle modifications and simple treatmen...  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements a symptom of a stomach bug?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past 10 days, I have been having frequent bowel movements. At first, it started with lots of pain, but the pain got subside after relieving my bowels. The stools were softer and of large quantity. No blood in stool, but a little bit of red color on my toilet paper. I have hemorrho...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. Your history suggests two differential diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome. Colitis that is inflammatory bowel disease. Since your prior investigations were normal, irritable bowel syndrome is more likely. I need the following details in order to ...  Read Full »

What causes bloating, stomach cramps, and bowel movement multiple times a day?

Query: i am 40 yrs old . My digestion is always a concern for me but since last month i am having bloting , stomach cramps , stool discharge 3-4 times a day. medicine taken rifagut, actigut for 5 days , meftal spas continuous , pentaprazole - 20 days till nw . at present bloting reduced but stomach cramp...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. Well the symptoms you mention seem to be occurring due to irritable bowels. The irritable syndrome is a gastrointestinal entity where patient has abdominal pain which change with physiologic activities su...  Read Full »

Why can I not digest dairy products?

Query: Hi doctor, I cannot digest dairy products, oily foods and sweets. These all give me loose motion. What treatment should I take to combat it? My current medication is Normaxin 2.5 mg. In the past, I had Mahacef OZ, Nougat capsules and Ilaprazole during aggravation. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have a few questions for you. Did you get gallbladder surgery in the past? Have you consumed alcohol either in the past or present? If yes, how much? Do you have abdominal pain with the loose stools? Have you seen any worms? Have you seen blood in your stools? Had ...  Read Full »

What is the cause for recurrent diarrhea for the period of about 1 year?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one year, I am having diarrhea. I went to the doctor. He wrote me some tests. My blood, urine, and feces are normal and negative for parasites. My stomach ultrasound, colonoscopy are normal. Six months later, I went to the dentist. She asked me to take Flagyl 500 mg (Me...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As you described this condition to be lasting for almost more than a year, it can be IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), but IBS usually starts at an early age than this, although it can happen at any age. That is why it is important to rule out all organic causes before...  Read Full »

I have an urge to go to toilet immediately after eating. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, It has been more than a month. The problem started with gastric issues in my stomach. Then it started with some stomach irritation and cramps. And then gradually I felt like whenever I ate something I feel like going to toilet. I reported it to my GP and she said to take Pantaprazole...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have two problems: 1. H.Pylori associated dyspepsia for which you received treatment and hope that it will improve. 2. You have postprandial defecation and going to toilet, which is more suggestive of irritable bowel. I will advise to continue your Pantoprazol...  Read Full »

Why are loose motion and stomach cramps not getting better with medications?

Query: I having uneasyness in my lower left side of my belly since a year. I visited several doctors but tge problem persisted despite so many medications and endoscopy. First i was told that its a normal infection of my gut and that i will recover after few months of medication. Nothing such happened. I w...  Read Full »

Dr. Naveed Ahmed Khan

General Surgeon

Answer: Hello, I can totally understand your pain . I have come across several patients with similar pain . Most of whom have undergone upper Gi endoscopy and lower Gi Colonoscopy and some have found to have irritable bowel syndrome. Which is often missed if it is of the mild form . It will be apparent on...  Read Full »

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