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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 Maqsood Ahmed Warraieh

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 »

Please suggest diet plan for managing 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 First, you should 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 »

Why do I have a burning sensation in anus while defecating?

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

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to 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 ...  Read Full »

Kindly let me know the benefits of dietary fiber in one's diet.

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 40-year-old female. I would like to know the significance of adding dietary fiber to one's diet. Can you provide an overview of dietary fiber and its role in promoting the body's digestive system? What are the health benefits associated with taking a diet rich in fiber? What are the...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hello, Welcome to We will pay close attention to your worries and address all your questions with utmost care. Yes, dietary fiber has numerous benefits and can help with many metabolic disorders. Daily dietary allowance of fiber is around 0.74 to 0.88 ounces for females and more than 1....  Read Full »

Please share details about the role of dietary fiber in the body.

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 37-year-old female. I want to know some information about dietary fiber. What role does dietary fiber play in supporting overall health and well-being? How does it help improve digestive health? What is the recommended daily intake of dietary fiber, and does it vary based on age,...  Read Full »

Bhanushali Sonali Suresh Tara

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am here to give you the best care possible. Yes, dietary fiber has numerous benefits and can help with many metabolic disorders. Daily dietary allowance is 21 grams to 25 grams for females and more than 32 to 25 grams for males. It is mainly of two types, namely, sol...  Read Full »

Why do I have bloating and constipation despite eating healthy?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 27 year old female. I am a fitness enthusiast and on a very disciplined and healthy diet and exercise schedule. Yet, I suffer from bloating, gas, and constipation. I have tried everything, including digestive enzymes, probiotics, and green leafy vegetables. But the problem is intact...  Read Full »

Shakti Mishra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. If you are very health conscious, then you should also be following a proper rest routine. Following are a few suggestions to follow: Have your meal regularly on time. Breakfast should be between 8 AM to 9 AM. Lunch should be from 12:30 PM to...  Read Full »

Please suggest a way to cure my constipation.

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 neur...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your difficulty due to constipation. People who naturally have vaatha type of prakriti (lean body) has a 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 »

Please suggest home remedies for hot sensation in the anus.

Query: Hi doctor, What are some of the home remedies for burning sensation of the Anus? What is the reason for this burning sensation? It happens whenever I eat outside food. Though I did not eat more spicy food, why it is happening.  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The following are the causes for burning sensation in the anus. Spicy foods, Hard food such as bread that causes constipation, Less water consumption, Excess tea and coffee consumption, Foods that easily causes heat in the body, Frequent diarrhea or constipation as there...  Read Full »

My prostatitis problem often recurs after stopping Bangshil. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 30-year-old married male. I have been suffering from on and off prostatitis for almost 2.5 years now. All my other reports are normal (kidney, liver, blood, sonography, and CT abdomen). On physical examination, the doctor found the prostate to be tender. I have been on and off a...  Read Full »

Dr. Arul Amuthan L

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have chronic prostatitis. I suggest continuing these for two to three months. After that, you will be all right. By that time, you need to maintain personal hygiene, change your inners daily, boil in hot water before washing, and check for your wife's vaginal infe...  Read Full »

Can you give a meal plan based on my mother's 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 I saw her reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). All her numbers are alright, except a few which are on 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 s...  Read Full »

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