Laxatives are given to people suffering from chronic constipation. The chemicals in laxatives help increase stool motility, bulk, and frequency, thus aiding in bowel movement.
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My wife could notice blood in her stools.Could you please advise us with proper guidance?
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Why does the bottom part of my abdomen hurt, and I am not able to poop?
Query: Hello doctor, The bottom part of my abdomen hurts, and I cannot pass stools. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I can understand you must be very upset about your problem. It seems that you have a defecation disorder, which is difficulty in passing stools. It can occur to anybody, but common among individuals who have difficulty learning the art of passing stools. For this,... Read Full »
My 8 months old baby has trouble in passing stools. What can I do to improve his constipation?
Query: Hello doctor,My baby boy is 8 months old and has trouble in passing stools. With Laxatives, doctor prescribed he is passing hard stools once in four to five days, and he is crying while passing stools. What can I do to improve his constipation? And what diet changes do I need to make? Currently, I a... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your kid is suffering from an anal fissure that is a cut at anal mucosa. Give syrup Duphalac (Lactulose) one teaspoon full once a day at night time after meals. Apply several ano ointments (Lidocaine, Metronidazole, Sucralfate) locally three times a day for 15 days w... Read Full »
I have not passed stool since eight days. Will I die of constipation?
Query: Hi doctor, I have not passed stool from the past eight days. This is the third time I am constipated, the last two times it got fixed within 2 to 3 days. I have tried everything, and yesterday I went to a doctor, who gave me a lot of medicines. I took all the medicines yesterday night as well as to... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have severe constipation, for which we need to clear the impaction. If you are passing gas and there is no distention of abdomen, then we can give a dose of laxatives, although you may require more doses. I suggest you get an x-ray abdomen and share the report.... Read Full »
I have been experiencing laxative abuse along with restricted bowel movements. How can I get rid of it?
Query: Hi doctor, I have suffered from laxative abuse for approximately ten years. I am using very strong laxatives, several together. They are not as effective as they were and seem to pull more fluids than waste. I always have nausea because the laxatives work up the waste but do not remove all of it. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You likely have constipation-predominant irritable bowel syndrome. You are a candidate for tablet Lubiprostone, so you should discuss it with a local doctor. Also, should try Syrup Lactulose if you are yet to try it. Discuss with your doctor before taking any medicat... Read Full »
Is there any medication or laxatives to cure constipation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from constipation. Stool is so hard and has got stuck in the colon. I am on keto diet. So, fiber intake is low which may be the reason. Is there any medication or laxatives that I can take? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from constipation, and you should increase fibers in the diet. I would advise you the following: To get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause of constipation that you are having. To take laxative like Lactulose in ... Read Full »
Will taking Magnesium for a long duration leads to the development of laxative dependent bowel movement?
Query: Hello doctor, I am contacting you regarding my bowel issues. About five years ago, I began taking moderate to high doses of Magnesium to ease my heart palpitations. This caused my stools to be very loose and easy to pass. I would normally have 2 to 3 bowel movements a day. Beginning last year, I st... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Magnesium dependency looks unlikely. Magnesium, being a laxative, helped your pre-existing condition. The symptoms you have mentioned point towards IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). This is constipation-predominant IBS. In constipation-predominant IBS, you may develop SR... Read Full »
Should I take laxatives for constipation?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male. I have been experiencing something like constipation for the past one week. I have had no abdominal pain, but I feel like I need to go to the bathroom. I have a bowel movement in the morning, but I feel constipated the rest of the day. I took some stool soften... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your complaints and what I feel is you might have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) but before I could make this diagnosis, I need to know, do you have abdominal pain along with your constipation part? Do you feel relieved after defecation, by relief I speci... Read Full »
I cannot pass the motion without taking laxatives for three weeks. Kindly help.
Query: Hello doctor, I cannot go to the bathroom without taking a laxative. I am passing only liquid stool. I have the urge to go and feel it close to passing but can never actually pass out stool. This has been going on for three weeks. I have had no changes to my lifestyle or diet and would pass stools n... Read Full »
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your query. You might have functional bowel problems as per the history. My advice: You need to take a more fiber diet and fruits. Restrict junk foods and oily foods from your diet. Avoid stress. Yoga with meditation will be beneficial for your c... Read Full »
Can constipation with abdominal pain caused by drugs?
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old female. I am 5.5 feet tall and weigh about 135 kg. For the last several months, I have been having issues with constipation and I take magnesium sulfate about once a week and it helps me go one good time and then I am back being constipated. And the stomach pains ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can imagine you must be upset about all this. Well, the symptoms you mention seem to be a functional defecation disorder where someone has difficulty while passing stools without any gross pathology. It is possible that you have anxiety or stress or change in the di... Read Full »