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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Which probiotic is good?

Query: Hello doctor,I am looking for a good probiotic. I have read conflicting results online and do not know which ones are a rip-off or legitimate. It seems for one to be effective, one needs to survive the trip to your intestines, and too many make that claim without knowing if it is true. Can you recom...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. Well, it is very hard to define which probiotic is the best one. Since microbiota (pooled microorganisms in your gut) is completely different from the other person, and for one to know what range of microbiota is present in your gut, you have to get it tested by ...  Read Full »

Why do I stomach pain and bloating after taking Augmentin 625?

Query: Hello doctor, My age is 33 years. My height is 164 cms, and my weight is 67 kg. I am suffering from a sore throat, so I took Augmentin 625, 12 to 13 days back but found no improvement, but I started suffering from stomach pain and excessive gas. Now I am taking the below medicines as prescribed by...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq. com. Well, it is not uncommon to have gastric upsets after a course of antibiotics. And Antibiotics like Augmentin are notorious for causing this. This occurs secondary to the effect of Augmentin on decreasing the number of lactobacillus microorganisms that are normally ...  Read Full »

Can antibiotics cause stomach issues?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having stomach issues for four years now. Recently, I was taking antibiotics for the tooth abscess. I was taking Augmentin, Clindamycin, Motrin, and Tylenol as suggested by my dentist. After taking it, I started to have some stomach issues. I am going to bathroom often. I have pre...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. After taking antibiotics, your gut bacterial composition has got changed and so it has started to cause some troubles in you. Weight gain is also seen. You have tried taking many medicines and finally, Viberzi has shown you some results. I...  Read Full »

How to manage abdominal distension and indigestion?

Query: Hi doctor, For the last one month, I have abdominal distention, indigestion and dyspepsia. I feel pain in the abdomen, bloating, nausea and burping. The pain in the abdomen recurs after a few hours. It is more frequent during daytime (mostly after taking the meals) and less during the night. I have...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatric Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and most are normal. It seems you are suffering from colitis or gastritis. Avoid junk food and fermented food. I suggest you take a good probiotic twice a day for 10 days with your doctor's...  Read Full »

Due to SIBO, I have lost weight after taking probiotics. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I am ongoing with SIBO symptoms. I have a lengthy inquiry. I have to tell an interesting array of happening that happened from fifteen years. I thought the problem was a urinary tract infection and used a hot tub before diagnosing the problem. After a week, I started to have occasional s...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchala Prasad Kandikattu

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Taking probiotics may not cause weight gain and it promotes weight loss. Intake of sugar can lead to weight gain. In SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth), the sugar is utilized by the candida in the bowel and it releases inflammatory mediators. It enters into th...  Read Full »

Will gastroenteritis occur without vomiting or diarrhea?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22-year-old female. I have abdominal pain underneath on the left side, and I immediately went to the hospital. And they diagnosed me with gastroenteritis but did not give me medication. For a few days, I was in lots of pain from inflammation, so I decided to go to a gastroenterologi...  Read Full »


Dr. J N Naidu

Family Physician, General Practitioner

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your problem may be due to altered bacterial flora in the intestine, which occurs due to gastroenteritis. It appreciates that unfriendly bacteria in gastroenteritis replace normal friendly bacteria, which is technically called normal bacterial flora. Take tablet Flo...  Read Full »

How to treat my mother's sigmoid colon ulcer?

Query: Hi doctor, My mother, who is 45 years old, has ulcers in the sigmoid colon for the last 15 years. The problem got reduced in the past two years, but, it started again now. She is having white sticky stools and pain in the left lower abdomen. She is also facing trouble with passing urine. She consult...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The white sticky bowel movements have many reasons, but on considering the medical history of your mother, it is most probably due to severe inflammation of the intestine. The antibiotics taken for the urinary tract infection could have caused an attack of her previously ...  Read Full »

How to help a child suffering from gas problems?

Query: Hi doctor,My son suffers from a gas problem. We got an X-ray and I have attached it.   Read Full »


Dr. Alexander Davis, Md

General Practitioner, Family Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is surprising to hear that you have taken an X-ray for a gas problem. I have gone through the X-ray (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and there is no anomaly. It is not uncommon to have a gas problem in a two-year-old child. If it is intense, then you ...  Read Full »

I still have gas and bloating issues after a normal gastroscopy. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 29 years old. I was having stomach pain, acidity and bloating since a year. So, I did an endoscopy as advised by my doctor. The report showed H.pylori positive. I finished the full course of medication as directed by the doctor and I felt better. Then, I switched to a new place. A...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajit Naniksingh Kukreja

General Surgeon, Medical Gastroenterologist, Medical Oncologist, Paediatric Surgeon, Surgical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Oncologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it appears that you have lower esophageal sphincter laxity (LOS laxity). Also, you might be having chronic gastritis and colitis. The gas and bloating is usually secondary to these patholo...  Read Full »

Is there any home remedy for my swollen tonsils?

Query: Hello doctor, My tonsils have been swollen, and I am facing pain while swallowing also. Even the saliva swallowing is painful for me. Please prescribe the medicines and also the home remedies and foods which can be taken.  Read Full »


Dr. Shyam Kalyan N

Allergy Specialist, General Practitioner, ENT Otolaryngologist, Family Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Since when are you facing the problem? Are you able to see the swollen tonsils? Are they infected and red or just swollen? Accordingly, we will have to give different treatment. Please click a clear picture of your tonsils with an open mouth and send it to me.  Read Full »

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