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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How to treat thrombosed piles?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from thrombosed piles since two years. Initially, it took a week to subside. I showed it to doctor, who has conducted a physical examination and he had diagnosed it as thrombosed piles. Before 11 months, when I was exercising in gym, I again suffered from thrombosed ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your query and can understand your health concern. Thrombosed piles can be a cause of your pain and bleeding, but the other causes need to be ruled out. In my opinion, you should consult a surgeon, so that your proper examination and intervention could...  Read Full »

I have constant stomach pain in the lower left side of the belly. Kindly help me.

Query: I am a 36 yr old female with sickle cell disease, gastritis, and avascular necrosis of both shoulders. My gall bladder was removed 2 years ago, but the stomach pain is constant even with protonics 40mg twice daily. For the past week I have had this pain in my lower left side of my belly. It started ...  Read Full »

Dr. Nasir

Pain Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Good day to you Ma'am I can understand how much pain you are in. abdominal pains have very etiologies. the location and nature of the pain that you are suggesting points to a diagnosis of diverticulitis. it is infection of a small outpouching of the large intestine mostly on the left side. To get c...  Read Full »

How to treat infrequent bowel movements?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an abnormal bowel routine. I could go days without having a bowel movement. The longest time without having a bowel movement was as least a week and a half. I do not know if this is serious, and I should see a doctor or not. I do not take any medication except laxative. I tried...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Do you have abdominal pain? If no, then it is functional constipation. Meaning your bowels are slow. The one strategy is to take plenty of water daily and increase fiber intake in meals like green vegetables and fruits. Ispagol husk daily is a good alternative. You c...  Read Full »

I am not having proper bowel movements. What can help me?

Query: 30, female. No BM since for few days. I was put on cephalexin for ecoli in the urine. Doctor switched me to ciprofloxacin. No side effects from either med. I have lower left cramping, goes away when i lay down, I do still have bowel sounds (im a nursing student) just slow, I am passing gas but not...  Read Full »

Dr. Sandeep V Nair

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi I hope you are not having these symptoms for a long time .Antibiotics do cause some amount of bowel upset ,but mostly it is diarrhea. I would suggest you to continue drinking plenty of water,avoiding processed carbohydrates. Miralax or Polyethylene glycol is a good laxative,Try taking 17 gm m...  Read Full »

Why is my son suffering from stomach pain and loose motions?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is suffering from severe stomach pain. He had motions around three to five times in the night. His age is 17. We went to a doctor and he advised Pentasa 1 g and Morease SR for one month. We also had x-ray, blood test and colon endoscopy. The reports are normal. He has been taking m...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Child Health Specialist, Family Physician, General Practitioner, Medical Gastroenterologist, Paediatrician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common cause of abdomen pain is functional and it is related to multiple problems such as constipation, regurgitation of food, etc. I think the organic causes are already ruled out. But, we left with functional issues. I think your son may have chronic constipati...  Read Full »

Please suggest medicines to treat Flagyl induced constipation.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old female. I am trying to overcome constipation caused by the Flagyl antibiotic, and I do not know what medication is safe to take with Flagyl to help me go. I heard taking lemon juice reduces the effectiveness of antibiotics, and I have drunk some. I also heard that l...  Read Full »

Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Well, you rightly pointed out that it is possibly Flagyl causing constipation. You increase the water intake by up to two to three liters in a day. Plus, use Miralax 17 gm sachet twice daily with a glass of water. This is Polyethylene glycol, an osmotic laxative that ...  Read Full »

Will Duphalac syrup help with bleeding while passing motion?

Query: Hi doctor, While passing motion, there is a lot of bleeding for the last one week. Earlier it was there but very rare. Now, whenever I pass motion, there is bleeding and burning sensation with irritation. Also, I had a normal delivery before nine months. Earlier, my gynecologist suggested having D...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq I went through your query. Based on symptoms, mostly, you have bleeding piles or fissures. Yes, you can take Duphalac syrup 30 ml at night time. Also, apply Cherioll hemorrhoid cream near your anal area. It will help with the pain. Some preventive measures that you nee...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest a solution to my stool problem.

Query: I think i am constipated. Is it normal or should i see a doctor again for this? These days i am pooping sometimes after 3 days then after 2 to 3 days again, but sometimes everyday. I see a doctor one time because i have a hard time passing poop and have a blood after pooping and my aunt nurse told m...  Read Full »

Dr. Dwipannita Kalita

General Practitioner, Family Physician

Answer: Hi Pauline, First of all I would say, relax because stress can be a risk factor of constipation. Also at this age, food and eating habits are one of the major causes of constipation. I would advice to have a high fibre diet, and decrease intake of non-veg and increase intake of vegetables and drink...  Read Full »

What could be the permanent solution for chronic constipation in a 4-year-old kid?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter is 4 years old. She has chronic constipation right from three months of age. Also, she will not eat well. Her height is 101 inches and weight is 4 kg. We are giving her one scoop (8 mg) Laxopeg for the last one year. She is passing stools very easily, but her problem is no...  Read Full »

Dr. Manu Bharadwaj

Paediatric Surgeon, Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Please know that if the child is passing stools easily every day, it cannot be called constipation. I would like to know a few details about her. Does she strain while passing stools? Does she put a lot of effort or pressure to push stools out? Does she pass hard st...  Read Full »

Why is my stomach bloated after laparoscopy?

Query: Hi doctor,Five days ago, I had a laparoscopy. I am wondering when the bloated hard tummy will go away. I am worried that it has not subsided yet. Is this normal?  Read Full »

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Obstetrician And Gynaecologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to This operative process involves infusion of CO2 gas into the abdomen, which is needed to distend the abdominal wall for proper visualization purpose. We usually expel the gas after the procedure, but some portion could remain trapped inside. This might cause a bloating...  Read Full »

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