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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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I cannot pass the motion without taking laxatives. 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 I have reviewed your query. You might have functional bowel problems as per the history. My advice is 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 condit...  Read Full »

My 18-month old kid is screaming in pain while passing stool. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an 18-month-old daughter. My daughter has had trouble with her bowels since she was 8 months old, she finds it impossible to do a normal stool. She strains and screams to the point, she falls asleep from exhaustion and still does not pass stool. She does have a regular bowel mov...  Read Full »

Dr. Preeti Puranik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to She has chronic constipation. As you have noticed blood she also may have fissure in anus due to which she has extreme pain. Give her lots of water and a high fiber diet. Dry fig milkshake, dates, and prunes in any form help a lot. Give either one of them every day alon...  Read Full »

I experience persistent bloating and abdominal pain. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 26-year-old male, six feet one inch tall, and weigh around 265 pounds. I have experienced persistent bloating and abdominal pain for the past two weeks, along with changes in my stool pattern. Despite taking senna laxatives, Gas-X, and Metamucil to address these issues, constipat...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We feel glad that you reached out to us. I have read your query and am sorry to hear about your discomfort. You have mentioned experiencing: Bloating. Abdominal pain. Constipation. Kindly answer the following: Have you felt any relief after taking medicatio...  Read Full »

Are my constipation and blocked urination interlinked?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old male. I generally have constipation problem. Mostly, I use some laxatives or aryuvedic churnas to clear constipation. Whenever I have constipation, I feel my urine is blocked. I drink plenty of water daily. Also, I used to consume lots of water before going to bed. Earl...  Read Full »

Dr. Erioli Braholli

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Chronic constipation is a challenging issue that significantly impacts one's quality of life and often lacks a definitive solution. Besides adopting a watery diet, managing it may involve the periodic use of bowel enemas and continuous reliance on laxatives. If you ca...  Read Full »

I have difficulty passing stools. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a difficulty in passing stools and a clogging where the stool passes from the sigmoid colon to the rectum to execute a bowel movement. I just spent several hours of discomfort feeling constipated and as though I needed a bowel movement, only to pass a stool the size of a pea a...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have carefully reviewed your health query and can understand how worried you are about your health. The symptoms you are talking about are related to constipation. And there are a lot of different reasons for constipation. Sometimes the patient has just hard stools (...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from irritable bowel syndrome. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 33-year-old man who has been dealing with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) for the past five years, and it has been quite challenging. I would like to know if there are any effective treatment options available for managing this condition. Additionally, I am concerned about the lon...  Read Full »

Dr. Ghulam Fareed

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. 1. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a diagnosis of exclusion. Your physician would have done some tests, and that would be normal. 2. The best management step is to avoid stressing yourself regarding bowel habits, frequency and consisten...  Read Full »

I am a 35-year-old woman with hypothyroidism, experiencing constipation. Is it a medication side effect or an underlying health concern?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 35-year-old female with hypothyroidism, and I have been taking levothyroxine medication for the past seven months. Recently, I have been experiencing symptoms of constipation, which is causing me concern. I am unsure if this could be a side effect of the medication or if it mig...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Constipation can be a symptom of hypothyroidism itself, as an underactive thyroid can slow down the digestive system. However, it is also possible that the levothyroxine medication you are taking could contribute to constipation as a side effect. To alleviate constip...  Read Full »

I have been constipated for a month. 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

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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 »

I suffer from chronic constipation. Will I get hemorrhoids?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from prolonged constipation almost from childhood. Now I am 26. I am afraid of getting hemorrhoids due to this. I have tried everything starting from warm water to Eno, Digene, milk of magnesia and Isabgol. Now, all these do not work effectively on me. My diet is also no...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You are using milk of magnesia since a long time which is not advisable as it can lead to laxative abuse and dependency. As your constipation is present since a long time, the organic cause should be ruled out, if present. For this, USG abdomen scan should be done. ...  Read Full »

My son has stomach pain and loose motions. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 17 years old. He is suffering from severe stomach pain. He had motions around three to five times in the night. We consulted a doctor and he advised him to take Pentasa 1 g and Morease SR for a month. We have taken X-rays, blood tests, and colon endoscopy. His results came ba...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The most common cause of abdominal pain is functional and it is related to multiple problems such as constipation and regurgitation of food. As organic causes are ruled out, it is necessary to rule out functional causes. I think that your son seems to have chronic const...  Read Full »

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