Laxative

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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Is surgery necessary for treating anal fissure?

Query: Hello doctor, Four years back, I got constipation for two days and due to that I had some mass near my anal opening, but it does not cause any pain or bleeding while defecation. Doctor told it is a sentinel and no treatment is required. Now two years back I had an anal fissure. It got healed but re...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif M

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The sentinel pile mass you have is due to an underlying chronic fissure. The issues with fissure are usually aggravated by constipation. The main factor to avoid fissure is to avoid constipation or hard stools or even straining at stools. When you have a chronic fissure...  Read Full »

Do vitamin D supplements worsen constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I have vitamin D deficiency of about 6.51 ng/mL. Also, I am suffering from severe constipation with very slow bowel movement. Currently, I am taking ayurveda medicine for the fissure. Can vitamin D supplement make constipation worse? Please help me.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vitamin D supplement has to be taken once a week. The most easily available one is capsule Uprise D3 60 k. Now for constipation, I would suggest you the following: Get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind the constipation that you ar...  Read Full »

I could not cure my constipation with medicines. What is wrong with me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constipation since I was 13. I always have taken medicine for that, but nothing worked, and lately, I had not taken any medication. Do you think there is something wrong with me?  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be suffering from chronic constipation. I would advise you the following: 1. To get a thyroid function test done as hypothyroidism might be the cause behind constipation that you are having. 2. To take laxative like Lactulose in the night only when you are ...  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 »


Dr. M.l.kothari

Paediatrician

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 »

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 »


Dr. Lohit Chauhan

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

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 »

Why do I feel bloated after I eat?

Query: Hello doctor, I have gas problem and bloating after I eat any normal size meal. I have struggled with constipation for years, but paid very close attention to that issue. Currently, it is not the problem. I have had colonoscopy and stool tests and they were fine. I did have colitis back due to use o...  Read Full »


Dr. Babu Lal Meena

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. These kind of problems are very common due to our dietary habits and sedentary lifestyle. Sometimes it is due to deficiency of enzymes also, this is uncommon and the main factor is lifestyle. The syndrome of bloating and constipation is known as Irritable Bowel Syndro...  Read Full »

I have Hard stools and Dark Stools. Do you suspect stomach ulcer?

Query: Hi doctor, Five days before, I had stomach upset. The doctor prescribed me Pantoprazole, Metronidazole and Albendazole (once) for three days. My acidity, gas and constipation got relieved. But, I still observe a little hard and dark stool. Also, there is a mild pain without blood while passing st...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dark and hard stool is because of constipation and not ulcer. Gastric ulcer will initially produce burning pain in the middle part of the upper abdomen and in very rare case bleeding occur from ulcer and then only stool become brown colored. Pain around the anus is ...  Read Full »

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 »


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy

Family Physician, General Practitioner

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 »

Kindly suggest an ointment for pain around the anus.

Query: Hi doctor, I am an obese person. I have hemorrhoids, which is slightly between outer and inner anus. I have pain around the anus occasionally during passing stool. Can you suggest any ointment? I am also suffering with constipation. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to be having constipation related anal tear and hemorrhoids that can cause pain around anus.  I recommend the following to my patients after performing proctoscopy. Lignocaine 2% gel to be applied around the anus 15 minutes before passing stools. Smuth Ointme...  Read Full »

I have severe constipation and bloating problem, with slight vaginal bleeding. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female, and I have been experiencing major constipation from the last month. Every time I eat, I experience bloating, and I am unable to go to the toilet later on. Have tried taking Sennetabs, Metamucil, increasing fiber, and water in the diet. I have this problem...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would need a little bit more history, How many times during a week do you have a bowel movement? Please go online and type Bristol stool chart, and let me know the consistency and type of the stools you are having in general from a month. Have you had diarrhea before...  Read Full »

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