Lactulose

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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What is the reason for my extremely painful bowel movements and anal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I have extremely painful bowel movements. Also, I experience severe pain and pressure while sitting, standing, lying, or walking. What can be the reason for my anal pain? Kindly suggest.  Read Full »


Dr. Arpit Varshney

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. I have seen the attached pictures (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). You are suffering from hemorrhoids that can be easily treated. I suggest you the following treatment for a month: Syrup Looz 15 ml (Lactulose) twic...  Read Full »

When can I return to my regular physical activities after the fistulectomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I have undergone fistulectomy and right now in bed rest. I am taking sitz bath, three times a day with Betadine solution and then Betadine cream. Also, I am on antibiotics. I am a working in IT sector and my work requires a sitting time of 8 hours approximately. So, when can I go ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Goel

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Fistula-in-ano is a chronic and debilitating illness. I must first congratulate you for getting it operated. After the surgery, you can resume your routine work after two week's time. This will allow the operated site to heal properly. You can start sports after a month. ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some curative measures for constipation.

Query: Hi doctor, I am following low carb diet of fewer than 1500 calories and facing constipation problem. Sometimes, I am bleeding while emptying the bowel. My stool is very hard and in groups of small pieces. Also, it comes very low in quantity. I am drinking 5 to 6 liters of water and having green leaf...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. You can use the enema to relieve constipation, which is caused as a side effect of drugs. The principle of enema is to irritate the rectal mucosa which causes defecation. You can ask your gastroenterologist to prescribe you Polyethylene Glycol....  Read Full »

Are there any home remedies for the small lump in my anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. Last week, I suddenly saw blood in my stool, and I have a small lump in my anus. I consulted a doctor, and she gave me Dulcoflex and an ointment. It was fine for 10 days, but now again I feel that lump and saw blood in the stool. What could be the reason? Ar...  Read Full »


Dr. Aastha Midha Likhyani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is anal fissure, and that lump is an anal tag. I suggest you try doing the following: Drink plenty of fluids. Consume lots of green leafy vegetables. Sit in warm water three times a day for fifteen days. Apply Lox 2 % gel (Lidocaine) after sitting in warm w...  Read Full »

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 »

Will stress and anxiety delay periods along with an increase in gastritis?

Query: Hello doctor, From the past few weeks, I have been feeling really gassy, and I have not had my period in a few months. I think I come from a family with lots of anxiety and stress, which delays your period. I also have a phobia of throwing up and I get anxiety from that. I looked up some stuff on t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is gastritis and acidity problem. Stress and anxiety can cause both these problems and also periods problem. I suggest you try doing the following: You should avoid fatty, oily, and spicy diet. Go for a walk after having food, instead of taking rest. Have multiple s...  Read Full »

Why do I have occasional dull aches on the right side of the abdomen?

Query: Hi doctor, I have occasionally been experiencing dull aches on right side of the abdomen, about 4 to 5 inches right of the belly button, and about 3 inches below the ribs, from two weeks. I just had an ultrasound of the abdomen and kidneys, and everything is normal. What can this be? It just comes ...  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It might be due to an acidity and gastritis. Do you also have nausea, bloating, burping, increase in pain on food, sour water feeling in throat, or chest burning? Try doing the following. Consult your specialist doctor, discuss with him or her and start taking the medicin...  Read Full »

How can we treat constipation in infants?

Query: Hi doctor, My baby daughter is 4.5 months old. She suffers from immense constipation for the last three to four days since she is taking frequent formula feed due to growth spurt. She is trying hard but unable to pass stool. Finally, she is passing stool once a day in a minimal quantity. Earlier sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Samir Bhatia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I hope you are safe. Thank you for the detailed history. Kindly tell me if there is any associated complaint of abdominal distention? Is the child passing normal urine? Is there any fever? Constipation is a common problem for children of this age. Dietary changes l...  Read Full »

Please suggest any medicine for free motion and anal pain.

Query: Hi doctor, I am not having free motion and I have pain with itching. I feel difficult. I am not able to touch the portion too. Please suggest a medicine for having free motion without pain.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have these symptoms for four days. You seem to have hard stools which are unable to be expelled out. You have pain due to pressure or strain produced. I suggest you take syrup Lactulose 15 ml at night before going to bed. You will have a normal bowel movement in...  Read Full »

How to get rid of external piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have blood in my stool without pain. I am suffering from external piles. But there is no itching and pain. I am having blood going regularly in my stool for a week.   Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. External hemorrhoid causes bleeding and pain when they get enlarged. It occurs secondary to constipation producing abnormal pressure over the anus causing swelling of piles. The definite therapy is surgery and having lifestyle modification helps to control hemorrhoids. ...  Read Full »

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