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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I am suffering from extreme constipation. Please suggest me a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, I am having extreme constipation. Also, I am taking the tablet Clonazepam for a brain lesion for the last 30 years. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. There are several causes of constipation. Some of them are as follows : 1. Smoking. 2. Drinking alcohol. 3. Eating more oily and spicy junk foods. 4. Sedentary lifestyle. 5. Lack of fibers in food. 6. Lack...  Read Full »

Why does my daughter suffer from sudden bouts of stomach ache after giving Ponnaavaarai chooranam to relieve constipation?

Query: Hello doctor, We gave our daughter Ponnaavaarai chooranam to relieve constipation. However, she suffers from sudden bouts of intense stomach pain post this, even after stopping the medication. Is this normal? Is there a remedy for stomach pain? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. Sometimes it happens after giving this chooranam. Stop giving it till she gets relief from stomach pain. Take half a teaspoon of fennel seeds, cumin seeds, coriander seeds, and a pinch of hing (asafoetida) and boil it in one glass of water. Wh...  Read Full »

I am a 58-year-old male with a burning sensation in the anus while passing stools. How to treat it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 58-year-old male. I had passed hard stool two weeks back, after which I suffered from severe pain in the anus, which continued for a week before I consulted the doctor, who prescribed ineffective medicines. My pain reduced gradually as I was on painkillers, but I suffered from a...  Read Full »

Dr. Farzana Roshan. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to These are the typical symptom of anal fissure. It would be helpful to drink plenty of liquids; fluids in your system can make stools softer and easier to pass. Be sure to drink more when the weather gets warmer and become physically active. Try to eat fiber-rich food...  Read Full »

I have been facing mild constipation. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have been facing mild constipation for one month. And also, I had laser surgery done for my piles a year back. I had visited my surgeon, and he examined my anal passage had given the below medications. He also mentioned that there are minor piles that are reoccurring. The medication give...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query and saw the attached file (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Let me answer your questions first. 1) Yes, you can take Lactifiber Granules (Lactitol and Ispaghula) continuously for two to three months. 2) I also reviewed ...  Read Full »

I am constipated even after following a healthy lifestyle and taking the necessary medications. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a yoga and meditation teacher. I lead a healthy life by exercising and having healthy home-cooked food (I will also include adequate spicy foods). I am following a diet according to what the ayurveda doctors have advised. I take tablet Dhootapapeshwar Triphala Guggul every day and...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi,Welcome to can understand your concern.As you have mentioned that you are extremely vata sensitive, aggravated vata causes stool dryness, leading to constipated bowel. Therefore, your diet should contain oil or ghee-like substances to manage this condition. I suggest you take (consu...  Read Full »

Does dietary changes help to deal with constipation?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 39-year-old female, with a height of 5'3 feet and weighing 117 lbs, dealing with infertility, constipation, hemorrhoids, and fissure problems. Because of abdominal pain, I got a CT scan done and I have a noncancerous hemangioma in my liver of sizes, 5.4cm. I started doing some diet c...  Read Full »

Dr. Shiv Kumar Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your worries, some of your problems are due to constipation. Take coconut water, pomegranate juice, seasonal fruits, and vegetables. Include walnuts, almonds, pistachio, raisins, figs, and sprouted seeds. Avoid red chilli, tea, coffee, yogurt, spicy foods,...  Read Full »

What causes a burning sensation in the anus?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a burning sensation in my anus. How to relieve it? Please suggest some treatment.  Read Full »

Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I appreciate you seeking help. I would recommend the following for relief: Streamline your diet and lifestyle: Focus on a balanced diet, preferably with adequate intake of water and roughage. Take at least 8 to 10 glasses of water daily. Exercise in a clean and open air f...  Read Full »

Is there any side effect of taking Ponnavarai chooranam consistently?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from constipation, and I tried a lot of tablets for this problem. I started taking Ponnavarai Choornam from a month. Can I take Ponnavarai Choornam continuously? Is there any side effects? When I take this, I have pain around my stomach. I am afraid to take it because I a...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I just read your query. Ponnavarai Choorana is a Siddha medicine, and it is used in many diseases including constipation. If you are having severe stomach pain while taking this, then stop taking this. As you are taking it continuously, your intestine will get habitual, ...  Read Full »

Will ayurveda cure the problem of blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 38 year old male, who weighs 85 kg, and I am 5.11 feet tall. I had a problem with blood in stool a year ago, which got cured after I took medicines. But nowdays, I have been seeing blood in my stool again. I do not have any problem like itching, pain, etc. I feel it very diffic...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. According to your height and weight, your BMI (body mass index) is 26.23. Normal BMI should ranges between 18.5 to 24.9. So first of all, you need to reduce some weight. Blood while passing stool may have many reasons. But most common ...  Read Full »

I noticed blood in middle of stool. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, From the last few days and sometimes, not regular, I noticed blood in middle of stool. Reasons I do not know. I am a vegetarian, do not drink coffee or any tea. Since a long time, I am suffering from joints problem. One doctor says it is gout but always my uric acid level is low. But...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read your complaints carefully and got your issues. You have two major complaints, bleeding per rectum and joints pain. I would like to explain it. In case of bleeding per rectum when it comes before defecation indicates hemorrhoids, however, after defecation ind...  Read Full »

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