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Liquid Paraffin

Liquid Paraffin is a mineral oil commonly used in cosmetic products and medicines. It is a transparent and odorless oily compound made up of saturated hydrocarbons made from petroleum. It commonly used as a laxative in people suffering from constipation.

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What should I do for painful and strained defecation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old individual with a weight of 260 pounds and a height of 6 feet. I am experiencing significant pain and prolonged straining during defecation. I am not currently taking any medication. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Chibitam Hope Obia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and I am here to assist you. Concerning your symptoms, it appears that you may have hemorrhoids (piles). Do you have a history of hard stool, blood during defecation, or adequate water intake? I suspect you are exhibiting features of internal hemor...  Read Full »

Is the sharp pain in my stomach normal after an appendectomy?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an appendectomy about two weeks ago with no complications, but since then I have been having sharp pains in my stomach similar to how the appendicitis felt. Both on the lower right and left. My back has also been sore and I have been severely constipated with sometimes green or y...  Read Full »

Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These can happen occasionally for two to three weeks. If you do not have any fever, then it is alright. Have soft feeds and lots of water daily. Avoid constipating foods like maize-based foods, bakery foods, etc. Take some mild analgesics like Buscop...  Read Full »

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