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Advice on diet change for a patient suffering from constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Hi Dr.
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide these details of the patient-Age: Gender: Occupation: Location: Marital Status: Weight and Height: Dependents: Yes/ No.
Doctor :   r u there
User :   I have a feeling of my stomach being bloated (heaviness)
User :   yes
Doctor :   since how long
Doctor :   how old are u
User :   this is accompanies by head age
User :   slight head age
User :   ache
User :   43/Male/
User :   i experience this on and off... when I do not have proper bowel movement
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have loose stools or diarrahea
User :   no...
User :   in fact, I have had no bowel movement today....
Doctor :   ok
User :   it is a feeling of bloating in the stomach
Doctor :  
Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink alcohol/Any illicit drugs/ betel nut chewing? If yes how much/how often and how long? Please mention about the Sleep, Stools and Appetite also if you have problems with.
Do you have any other health problems? Overwt, Diabetes, High Blood pressure, Asthma, Allergies,Thyroid? Any Operations If so why? please say if there is family history of such problems. When did you last see a doctor for a complete check up?
User :   none....
User :   no problems....
Doctor :   u can take this syrup
User :   which syrup Dr?
Doctor :   DIGENE GEL
Doctor :   5-15ml 1-3hrs after meals, and at bed time.
Doctor :   for 1 week
User :   This is a problem that happens atleast once a week....I have constipation for a day or two and it gets better after I purge and pass a lot of gas
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how long u have being having this problem
Doctor :   anytime colonoscopy was done
User :   well.... for some time now. I have changed my diet from a dominant rice eater to wheat and vegetables
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid having dairy products
User :   I had met a gastero soemtime ago and he said it is lactose intolerance
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   avoid taking these food
Doctor :   like milk
Doctor :   dairy products
Doctor :   curds
Doctor :   cheese
Doctor :   if not u will have this problmes
User :   ok... curds too?
Doctor :   also u need to consult agastroenterology
Doctor :   yes
User :   is there any OTC drug for the feeling of bloating other than Antacids...
Doctor :   u can take this medicine
Doctor :   if ur not feeling well
User :   pl. tell me
Doctor :   u can consult a gastroenterolgist
Doctor :   and get a colonoscopy done
Doctor :   and he will advise how to go by
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   bye for now
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