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Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used as a laxative to treat constipation. It is also used to treat high levels of ammonia in the blood, which is a complication of hepatic encephalopathy (liver disease). It draws water into the large intestine, thus making the stool soft and preventing constipation.

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Why does my 5-year-old have continuous stomach pain?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 5 years and 2 months old. He has got continuous stomach pain, especially at night time. During the day he is fine. Can I give him Albendazole?  Read Full »

Dr. Simy Mathew

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can give a dose but that is not the main cause of his stomach pain. Most of the kids have stomach pain due to constipation. They say they pass stool regularly, but stool keeps getting accumulated. To confirm, you can just take an X-ray of the erect abdomen. We c...  Read Full »

I feel pain when I sit for long hours. Could it be due to hemorrhoid?

Query: Hello doctor, I feel difficult to sit for long periods and small pain started. How to identify piles (hemorrhoids)? I had this same issue one month before also. Please help. I am currently on Clotrimazole.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from feeling of difficulty to sit for long periods and starting of pain. According to the picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity), that is provided here you are sufferi...  Read Full »

Is it normal for a 3-year-old to pass stools once in 3 to 4 days?

Query: Hi doctor,My daughter is going to be 3 years old. She is not passing stool on daily basis. She passes stool with a gap of three to four days. She has difficulty in passing stools with this time gap. Sometimes, she gets rashes and slight blood stains in her potty. We are giving lots of water to drink...  Read Full »

Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand the concern of your child regarding constipation. Try to include high fiber in her diet. Avoid giving milk at night. You can start giving Lactulose syrup 5 ml 12 hourly. It helps a lot. Please mention the weight of your child. Please mention whether she...  Read Full »

Are my constipation and blocked urination interlinked?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I generally have constipation problem. Mostly, I use some laxatives or aryuvedic churnas to clear constipation. Whenever I have constipation, I feel my urine is blocked. I drink plenty of water daily. Also, I used to consume lots of water before going to bed. Earl...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic constipation is a challenging issue that significantly impacts one's quality of life and often lacks a definitive solution. Besides adopting a watery diet, managing it may involve the periodic use of bowel enemas and continuous reliance on laxatives. If you ca...  Read Full »

I am suffering from constipation. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have chronic constipation, gas problem, pain in lower abdomen and stress for the last two years. I am 30 years old. I have tried many ayurvedic and homoeopathy medicines but got only permanent relief. I also have piles. I had a sonography last year, and the results were normal.  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to We are here to help you. You probably are suffering from chronic constipation associated with acid reflux disease and that requires evaluation for the cause. If no cause is found, we would say that you have idiopathic constipation. I would advise you the following....  Read Full »

I have a muscular growth right out of my anus. What could it be?

Query: Hello doctor, What can be the muscular thing right out of my anus? I had a normal delivery a month ago, and it is almost healed. When I pass stools, I feel pain in that place with bleeding. While passing stools, the muscular thing gets torn, and blood comes out. This started a day before yesterday ...  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Gulati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is anal hemorrhoids (attachment removed to protect patient identity), and it is very painful. You may be suffering from constipation, or you must have been eating very spicy food. The treatment is sitz bath, and it means you have to sit in a tub full of warm water...  Read Full »

Why I do have shooting pain in my anus and how to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, For the past one month, I get a shooting pain in my anus, or maybe rectum. It only happens when I am sitting down or laying down. The pain usually lasts a couple of seconds and every other day it happens. I have also have been pooping small balls, not the normal poop. Is it the reason ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It appears you have a fissure and there is a damage to your tract due to hard stools. Your stool should be soft. For that, you should eat a high-fiber diet like fruits (apple, banana, oranges), green leafy vegetables (spinach), and raw cucumber. Avoid smoking, refine...  Read Full »

My wife has second-degree piles and a fissure. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, My wife (age 33 years) has been suffering from piles related issues since last 10 years. It occurred after her delivery (in 2003) and was harmless at that time. We are having an eleven year old daughter. Recently she started experiencing pain and itching while going to toilet. Also sh...  Read Full »

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like your wife has second degree hemorrhoids which has also led to her fissure. The good news is that it can be managed medically. The first line of management is medical management. Itching is a very common manifestation, which is a...  Read Full »

How to treat anal bleeding because of piles?

Query: Hello doctor, I am getting drop by drop bleeding from the anus due to internal piles after passing motions in the morning. What should I do?  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I would suggest the following at this point in time. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and with their consent take the medicines. Tablet Tranexamic acid 500 mg thrice daily for five days. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or he...  Read Full »

Why is there constipation in a 3-year-old girl even after giving Lactulose and Miralax?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter has constipation since she was 2 weeks old. She is now 3 years old, and constipation is still a huge issue in her life. She has been on Lactulose and now Miralax. The Miralax does not seem to be helping much anymore. We have seen four different GI's and none of them have an...  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From your history I would like to improve on the following facts: Increase the intake of water being consumed by the child. I would advise consuming at least 0.26 to 0.39 gallons of water daily. Avoid consumption of any bread or bread products like cake, pizza, burg...  Read Full »

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