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Constipation, use of laxatives - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   from 20 days i have digestion problem
Doctor :   I mean can you explain the symptoms?
User :   sure
User :   last 20days am not getting motion regulary
User :   previoulsy i got motion morning only
User :   but now a days am not getting motion
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
Doctor :   Do you have pain or discomfort while passing stools?
User :   male
User :   27
User :   no
Doctor :   Do you other symptoms such as distended abdomen, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, etc,?
User :   no
User :   but am taking regular food...
Doctor :   What is the consistency of the stool you pass - is it watery / loose / hard stools?
User :   without hungry also am taking food
User :   time to time am taking
Doctor :   * I meant when you do get the stools though infrequent, what is the consistency of the stools?
User :   nothing...
User :   stools is not comming
User :   if comes also..normal stol only
User :   not that much of hard
Doctor :   Do you have any medical illness such as diabetes, thyroid problems, liver problems in the past?
Doctor :   Are you on any medications?
User :   little lose stol only
Doctor :   Have you seen a doctor?
User :   noo
Doctor :   Ok
User :   am not married
User :   no
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   no
User :   but i can observe one thing
User :   i change my house previous 1 month back, til now i used indian toilet
User :   now it is western
User :   may tat is one of the reason
Doctor :   Since you do not have any associated symptoms and you pass a little hard stool, you may be suffering from simple constipation.
User :   wen i using western am not getting stool
User :   ok
Doctor :   Yes, sudden change of bowel habits and lifestyle (including change in the commode) can be a factor.
Doctor :   A few suggestions that will be useful are
User :   wat i wil do now doctor
Doctor :   1. Drinking plenty of water after every meal. Atleast 2 litres of water per day is a must.
Doctor :   2. Taking plenty of fibre rich food products such as fruits and vegetable.
User :   doing the same doctor
Doctor :   3. Laxative such as Syp Cremaffin 2 tsp at night time before you sleep.
User :   ok
User :   ok
Doctor :   4. These measure will help in treating making the stools more bulky and soft and aid in its easy passage.
Doctor :   Over a period of few days, once you get accustomed to the western commode, you can slowly taper off these laxatives.
Doctor :   Have you followed what I have suggested?
User :   ok
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   sure
User :   i wil follow
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Good night.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   nothing doctor
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