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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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 »

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. Polyet...  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 »

I have chronic constipation with a feeling of incomplete evacuation. How to resolve the issue?

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 icliniq.com. 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. Consul...  Read Full »

Why am I suffering from digestive problems after taking antibiotics a year and a half ago?

Query: Hi doctor,I took an antibiotic a year and a half ago, and I had digestive issues. I crave sugar often and mostly eat carbohydrates like bread and chocolate. I recently started to have green smoothies that had two big handfuls of spinach in them with protein powder every morning for four or five days...  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you had a digestive problem, and you took antibiotics for one and a half years. That antibiotic's name is not mentioned here. Now you have been suffering from constipation for one and half years and for the ...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

Why do I have a small strand of skin near the anus?

Query: Hi doctor,There is about a quarter inch long strand of skin going away from the anus and I think it is a hemorrhoid. Also, that is dark purple in color. I am in need of your help.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad M. Hanif Md.

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I want to assure you that do not worry as everything is going to be fine soon. I have thoroughly gone through your case and can well understand your genuine concerns.  Read Full »

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