Constipation

Constipation refers to a difficulty or inability to pass motions comfortably. The stool may be hardened due to less water content in the body (dehydration). The person may need to strain hard to pass the stools, leading to pain, tears, fissures, and bleeding.

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Is it normal for 3 month old to pass stool only every two days?

Query: Hello doctor, My 3 month old son passes stool only every two days. He passes stool only after we insert a soap stick and stimulate his excretory movements. This has been happening for the past three weeks. Is this normal?  Read Full »


Arooj Najmussaqib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your baby is breastfed, it is perfectly normal to pass stool less often. On the other hand, it does not seem normal for such a young kid. If it continues for more than two weeks, get him checked by a pediatrician. Consult a paediatrician online to know the managem...  Read Full »

What kind of diet should I follow for bloating and constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am addressing this query to you regarding a long battle with bloating and constipation. Before proceeding, I would like to emphasize that this is very important to me as I have undergone several tests and I have been advised to consult a dietician or nutritionist to follow up my sym...  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. First, you shoud avoid chocolate, too much dairy product, and red wine. Take cereals, fruits, tender vegetables. You should take yogurt among dairy product. You can take roti, toasted bread, rice, oats, cornflakes, cereal product. Take apple, banana, pear, sweet grapes ...  Read Full »

After taking medications for anxiety and insomnia, my dad's condition has got worse. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My dad is 64 years old and suffers from severe constipation, anxiety, numbness in his arms but only during sleep, buzzing in ears, and insomnia. He cannot sleep at all at night we have to give him sleeping pills sometimes, does not talk much to us but always wants us to be beside ...  Read Full »


Vidhi Talati Joshi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I will suggest some of the medications as well as remedies for quick result. First of all, do not be so anxious everything will be gonna alright. Ringing in the ear is known as tinnitus. Please follow these precautions to prevent the buzzing sound in the ear. 1. Av...  Read Full »

How to treat constipation in an 88-year-old?

Query: Hello doctor, An 88 year old woman approaches the pharmacist seeking a recommendation. She has been suffering from constipation for the past several weeks and has not found relief with the remedies she has tried, including eating prunes and using a daily fiber supplement. On reviewing her pharmacy p...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned many drugs that can cause constipation by reducing intestinal peristalsis or by reducing the secretion into colon. For example, beta blockers used for hypertension can reduce the colon peristalsis and result in constipation. So, in this case, w...  Read Full »

Why do I constantly feel bloated, full, and gassy?

Query: Hello doctor,I am currently having a bit of a diet issue but I do not have the time to visit a doctor. The issue is that lately, I have been feeling constantly bloated and full, even if I eat little to no food. If I eat breakfast, it makes me too full and bloated throughout the day and so I had to c...  Read Full »


Sanchari Majumder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It may be caused due to the constipation problem. You should do regular exercise or yoga. Take ORS (oral rehydration solution two times in a day). Take a small meal at frequent interval, avoid any spicy food, take soup at breakfast. Take more water (at least 10 glass...  Read Full »

What is the treatment for constipation in ayurvedic medicine?

Query: Hi doctor, Please suggest me a way to cure my constipation. I am suffering from my childhood. Now, my age is 45. I am taking medicines for the past four years. Before two years, I got TIA attack. I took both ayurvedic and homeopathy medicines for constipation. After a few days, I got peripheral neu...  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your difficulty due to constipation. People who naturally have vaatha type of prakriti (lean body) has the higher chances of constipation. So, I would like to suggest the following: Consume dry grapes whenever you eat snacks, at least four times a day ...  Read Full »

Why is there a burning sensation in my anus while defecating?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my anus while defecating. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Arul

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Burning sensation is because of unsuitable diet and lifestyle. The symptoms are due to local inflammation. The food or the habit that increases your problem includes spicy or chilled foods, potato, chicken, eating more amount of bread, constipation, continuously sitting i...  Read Full »

Please suggest a meal plan for my mother based on her recent reports.

Query: Hello doctor, My 59 year old mother is under treatment for hypothyroidism, hypertension, and osteoarthritis of knee joints along with a mild iron deficiency anemia. With the help of medications, TSH (3.15), BP (120/72) and FBS (89) are currently stable, although she used to get symptoms like reeling...  Read Full »


Durga Kumari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All her numbers are alright, except few which are in the borderline. But, no need to worry about it. Her diet should be perfectly balanced according to the climate. Also, exercise and yoga play a signi...  Read Full »

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