Probiotics

Probiotics are good bacteria and yeasts that help keep our gut healthy. Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium are the two most common types of probiotics. Probiotics food includes yogurt, kefir, sauerkraut, tempeh, kimchi, miso, etc.

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Have taken Flagyl for Bacterial Vaginosis, Still have some itching. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 35-year-old female. I had vaginal discharge. When I took Flagyl for BV, it cleared. So, I do not think it as an STI. Am I right?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Bacterial vaginosis can occur with or without intercourse and is not considered as STI (sexually transmitted infection). As your bacterial vaginosis got cleared with Flagyl (Metronidazole), you are fine.   Read Full »

I am straining to pass my feces and gas. What should I do?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 20-year-old male with a suspected fecal impaction or bowel obstruction. It feels like there is a poop or something in my rectum. I can barely pass gas, I have slight abdominal pain, and have liquid stools and diarrhea. I have had a dingleberry that has been stuck to the hairs for...  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have reviewed your health query and can understand how worried you are regarding constipation issues. As it is a longstanding issue, some time is needed for it to get resolved. It has been less than a week or so that you started the medications which your phy...  Read Full »

I have had abdominal pain and stomach flutter for over three months. What can be the reason behind this?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29 year old male, and I am concerned about my health. I had an episode of possible food-borne illness, three months back. That time, I had shivers, fluttering pain in lower abdomen, fever, and high bilirubin. The symptoms have gone, except for occasional fluttering. My bilirubi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Most likely, it is gastroenteritis or stomach flu. Gastroenteritis is inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract that involves the stomach and small intestine. Signs and symptoms include diarrhea, vomiting, abdominal pain, backache, lack of energy, and dehydration. ...  Read Full »

For how long can probiotics be taken in abdominal problem?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from health problems for the last 10 years, mainly abdominal problem (excessive gas) and mood swings. Actually, I had taken two terms of nine months Rifampicin. After that, the digestion problem and mood swings continued. A lot of tests were done in different big hospita...  Read Full »


Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concerns. From what you mentioned, you have irritable bowel syndrome. Darolac (Lactobacillus) is a good treatment which helps replace disturbed gut flora.It is safe OTC medication, with a maintenance dose of one capsule per day. You can increase it...  Read Full »

I am a 32-year-old male with high estrogen levels. Kindly suggest a treatment for decreasing it.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 32-year-old male, weight is 60 kilograms, and height is 5 feet and 11 inches. I am suffering from a hormonal disorder; my estrogen levels are too high because of that. My body has developed manboobs and large hips like women. I consulted a homeopath doctor, and I am taking home...  Read Full »


Dr. Shaikh Sadaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query and understand your concern. You can lower your estrogen levels naturally by taking a gluten-free diet. Increase probiotic and prebiotic consumption. Have bone broth daily if you are a non-vegetarian. Increase vegetable intake, such as broccoli, ...  Read Full »

Why is there continuous release of gas from my stomach?

Query: Hello doctor, I am suffering from a gastric problem for the last year. There is a continuous release of gas from my stomach. The stomach sort of puffs up all the time, gas production is in every 10 to 15 minutes and it goes out through the anus or mouth. After 10 to 15 minutes, again I have the same...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Gas formation is not always abnormal and need not always be treated. You can take precautions like avoiding foodstuffs which can increase gas production. Other measures are to regularise bowel habits, avoid constipation and have an adequate intake of water daily up to ...  Read Full »

I am fine after four days of antibiotics. Should I really continue it for seven days?

Query: Hello doctor,I got Doxycycline prescribed 100 mg twice daily for seven days for a throat infection. The side effects, like upset stomach and bowel movements, are very irritating. The throat infection after four days of taking medicine is much better. Do I need to finish the seven days course?  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Ideally, you should complete the seven-day course. A full course of antibiotics is required to ensure that the bacteria do not turn resistant by acquiring resistant traits. The antibiotic now would have killed the bacteria which are living. Once the dormant bacteria gets...  Read Full »

How are stomach pain and diarrhea treated?

Query: Hi doctor, For around two weeks, I have had sharp excruciating pain in my stomach and diarrhea. I cannot hold my food down and the frequency of pain is constant. I have diarrhea for every 30 to 60 minutes. I also have sharp pains in my kidney area. My current medication includes Omeprazole 40 mg, B...  Read Full »


Dr. Sumit Srivastava

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pain in abdomen and diarrhea may be due to gastroenteritis, worm infestation, colitis, inflammatory bowel disease, etc. Kidney pain may be due to stones or UTI (urinary tract infection). I would suggest you to carry out ultrasound examination of abdomen, stool exa...  Read Full »

Please suggest loose motion tablet.

Query: Hi doctor,I am suffering from loose motion since two days. Please suggest me medicines.  Read Full »


Dr. Geethu Thomas

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please get a stool microscopy and stool culture test done at the earliest. If diarrhea is uncontrolled, I suggest you take a dose of Loperamide 2 mg and Probiotics (contains lactobacillus) like Bifilac, twice a day, till diarrhea improves. Also take a Ciprofloxacin...  Read Full »

How early can the initial symptoms of pregnancy start?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 28-year-old female. I have been having lower back pain and cramps for two days now, but my period is not due until a week and a half away. I have a regular 28-day cycle and I think I ovulated between the 18th and 23rd of this month. I have been having a little bit of upset stoma...  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you get an ultrasound done to rule out any abnormality. If your cycles are 28 days, then you ovulate around the day-14 of your cycle and not day-18 because the second phase of the cycle always remains constant at 14 days. If you had unprotected sexual act, ...  Read Full »

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