Common "Constipation" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


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 gastric problems, constipation, and rectal swelling with incomplete bowel movements. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 31 years old man. My height is 158 centimeters and 4 inches, and I weigh 163.142 pounds. I have gastric problems, constipation, and swelling in my rectum. The stool is not passing as usual. Some feces are left inside, which comes during the wash. Please suggest some medicine. Thank y...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. You can take the following medicines for your problem: Syrup Abhyarishta 15 milliliters twice a day with water after food for 10 days. Avipatikar Churan one tablespoon twice daily with water after food for 10 days. Triphala Churan 2 tablespoo...  Read Full »

I am worried as I have difficulty starting the urine stream and feel that my bladder is not empty. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22-year-old male, as a computer engineer I have to sit in front of a computer for more than four to five hours but still, I somehow manage to get breaks to stand up and walk in between, my problem is related to urination, I have difficulty initiating urine, it takes time to st...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. I just viewed all your reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). Currently, all the reports are almost in the normal range except that you have infective cystitis which is due to infection, that is...  Read Full »

I am an 18-year-old male experiencing severe constipation. How can I overcome it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old male. I recently started antibiotic medication, which has caused constipation. Later, I took a single prescription and an injection for 15 to 17 days before getting constipated again for a week. This time, the doctor prescribed me an injection that provided no comfo...  Read Full »

Dr. Alka

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern.I saw the attached files of the medication you sent (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity).You are taking too many drugs, some on the advice of your doctor, others on your own, and changing physicians an...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from constipation and have hard stools. Please suggest some natural remedies to overcome this issue.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from constipation my whole life, and I have tried all kinds of diets but it keeps coming back. I believe I have a slow system and it takes time to get to the bowels. By the time it gets there, it is hard and dry. I drink plenty of water. What is a natural way to ...  Read Full »

Dr. Pritam Mohapatra

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I appreciate your seeking help. I would recommend the following instructions mentioned below for relief. 1. Take two tablets of Triphala (Ayurvedic medicine) twice daily. 2.. Try to have a relative Mediterranean diet, 3. Stay well hydrated. 4. Eat less fatty, oily...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from constipation for the past two months and noticed blood in my stools today. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from constipation for the past two months. I consulted a physician and he said that there was no need for the surgery. But today noticed blood in my stools. What could be the reason? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Answer: Hello, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I can understand your concern. Hard stool due to constipated bowel is a major cause of fissures which leads to pain, burning sensation, and bleeding during defecation. It needs m...  Read Full »

What causes blood in stool?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 37 years old. I had a problem with bleeding in stool, so I consulted a doctor and he said it is hemorrhoids. He gave me Sitcom 100 mg for one month. I have taken this medicine and blood is not coming now but I have constipation and I took organic psyllium but did not get any bene...  Read Full »

Dr. Babu Lal Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to In case of rectal bleeding, there are two possibilities, one is SRUS (solitary rectal ulcer syndrome), this is an ulcer formation in the rectum due to chronic constipation, this causes bleed. Another one is hemorrhoids. I think you have srus, that can be easily treat...  Read Full »

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 smoking, drinking alcohol, eating more oily and spicy junk foodss, sedentary lifestyle, lack of fibers in food, lack of exercise, neurological disorders...  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 f...  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 a tablet of Dhootapapeshwar Triphala Guggul every day...  Read Full »

Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

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

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