Mebeverine

Mebeverine is a medicine used to relieve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), such as bloating and abdominal pain. It is an antispasmodic medicine and works by relaxing specific muscles in the intestinal wall.

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Can an H. pylori infection that I had a month ago be the cause of my current abdominal pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I have been having upper abdominal pain for a while. I was treated for H.pylori infection with antibiotics a month ago. I ate something greasy, and I have been having chest pain and upper back pain after that. Kindly help me know the cause of my abdomi...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your differential diagnoses are acid peptic disease, gall bladder stone (cholelithiasis), and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Kindly help me know the following to help you better; 1) How severe is the pain? 2) Do you have any vomiting? 3) Is your pai...  Read Full »

Should I be concerned about my irregular stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I have bowel movements of different consistencies lately with slight discomfort on left side of the abdomen. Yesterday, I had a highly watery stool, and I am yet to have a regular stool. I was wondering what this might be. I am a bit concerned about the irregular stools.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Well, some degree of change in the stools is normal, and I do not see any gross abnormality in your stools: however, somewhat unformed stools. If you did not lose weight, and did not notice a change in the appetite, or did not notice blood in stools, you need not be...  Read Full »

How to overcome IBS symptoms?

Query: Hi doctor, I have had IBS for 25 years now. My symptoms have changed over the years. It started with stomach gas, discomfort, and loose stools. Later I had constipation, GERD, and stomach pain. For the past 15 years, I have had diarrhea, loose stools, and also acidity and nausea. I am not able to e...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can only imagine the level of your endurance while being through all this. Given your uncontrolled symptoms make me believe there must be various mishaps while management of your symptoms. As from your history, given no alarms symptoms like weight loss, decreased ...  Read Full »

Kindly suggest some tests to diagnose IBS.

Query: Hi doctor, I have extreme upper abdominal pain or pressure feeling after eating. It causes nausea and vomiting within minutes after eating or drinking anything, including water sometimes. I have had several CAT scans, barium x-ray, two endoscopies, an EKG, a CAT scan of my brain and tons of blood w...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. After going through your query, it seems to me that you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) associated with acid reflux disease. Pain in the abdomen with normal investigations is a consistent feature of IBS, as is true in your case. ...  Read Full »

Is Dogmatil 50 mg used for IBS?

Query: Hi doctor, I have mild lower abdominal pain with back pain and pressure on the bladder. My doctor diagnosed my condition as IBS after doing a CT scan, urine test, stool test, and blood test. All the results were normal. The doctor advised me to take two medicines. He told me to take Duspatalin 20...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Dogmatil is not used in cases of irritable bowel syndrome. It is effective in a person having upper gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, stomach fullness, and belching. IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) is a problem affecting small and large bowel and it...  Read Full »

What are the symptoms of an acute anal fissure?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. Since last week, I have been dealing with rectal discomfort. There is no bleeding. I tried to self-check, and pain is on the back of the rectum, and discomfort lowers when I lay on my side than on my back. This discomfort seemed to happen after four straight days of mil...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The discomfort or pain can be due to a small anal breach or an acute anal fissure. I do not think that it is a previous anal fissure that has re-opened because that would have caused excruciating pain and usually causes bleeding. An acute anal fissure is common with dia...  Read Full »

What can cause bloating, irregular bowel and watery stool?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from irregular bowel. I feel burning sensation in the stomach and anus. If I eat anything spicy, I need to go to restroom immediately. My poop smells and is semisolid, sometimes watery but not like diarrhea. I am suffering with this condition for past one year. I am tak...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from a condition known as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Your history is a classical suggestive of that. However, IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. So, we need to be sure it is not anything else like ulcerative colitis, thyroid disorder or autonomic neu...  Read Full »

Is it safe to take Miralax for a long time?

Query: Hello doctor, I wanted to know whether Polyethylene glycol 3350 (Miralax) is safe on a long run? I am having it for the last 25 days. Is it safe enough? I have a constipation problem and visited many gastroenterologists and tried many laxatives, but only Polyethylene glycol 3350 gave me relief. Bu...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern for abdominal symptoms. Yes, Miralax can cause symptoms similar to abdominal bloating in some patients, although it depends on the duration (that is the time since when it is taken) and the amount of dosage. The need of Mebeverine tablet fo...  Read Full »

Which is the best probiotic for acid reflux?

Query: Hi doctor, I have acid reflux since 10 years. My H.pylori test is negative. I already overused Pantoprazole and it caused side effects like vitamin B12 deficiency, muscle weakness, etc. So, I would like to discontinue it. I heard that probiotics may heal my problem. Can I use probiotics? If so, th...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Yes, probiotics play a wonderful role in this. In fact the famous probiotic for this purpose available in market are Darolac-IBS and VSL-3 (lactic acid). You can take them twice a day. For further ...  Read Full »

Are frequent bowel movements a symptom of a stomach bug?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past 10 days, I have been having frequent bowel movements. At first, it started with lots of pain, but the pain got subside after relieving my bowels. The stools were softer and of large quantity. No blood in stool, but a little bit of red color on my toilet paper. I have hemorrho...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are here to help you. Your history suggests two differential diagnosis: Irritable bowel syndrome. Colitis that is inflammatory bowel disease. Since your prior investigations were normal, irritable bowel syndrome is more likely. I need the following details in order to ...  Read Full »

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