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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Constipation
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Doctor :   hello\
User :   HELLO DOC
Doctor :  
how can i help u?
User :   I WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THE EFFECTIVE MEDICINE FOR CONSTIPATION
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
fromhow many days are u suffering from constipation?
User :   no no not for me for my niece
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
whats her age?
User :   she is suffering from it from her birth
User :   her age is 16
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
normally constipation is a problem of diet
Doctor :  
did she see any doctor?
User :   yes
User :   but none of the medicne is effective so far
Doctor :   what did she take?

User :   lactulose
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   thats it?
User :   and tablets of dalculax
Doctor :  
ok
User :   dulcolax
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
did she undergo any investigation?
User :   yes
Doctor :  
what are thos investigations?
User :   ultrasoumn
User :   ultrasound
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what was the result?
User :   results are normal
User :   nothing unusual
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :   what is the diet she takes regularly?
User :   rice
User :   chapatis
User :   and normal daal
Doctor :   ok

Doctor :  
normally constipation is the problem of large intestine
Doctor :  
mostly it can be treated by diet modification
User :   ok
Doctor :  
first i will tell u some change in diet plan
Doctor :  
follow that strictly for one week
User :   ok wht are those changes
Doctor :  
inspite of that if it is not reducing then we will go for further investigations
Doctor :  
cos chronic constipation may be some times due to some underlying disease
User :   ok
User :   wht are those diseases
Doctor :  
multiple sclerosis,parkinsons disease
Doctor :  
chronic idiopathic intestinal pseudo-obstruction
Doctor :  
thyroid disease
User :   ok
User :   now suggest me the diet plan
Doctor :  
u should include fruits in daily diet
Doctor :  
# Apricots
#Figs
Papaya
Peaches Pears
Pineapple
Doctor :   banana
User :   ok
Doctor :  
atleast one friut per day
User :   ok
Doctor :  
coming to vegetables
Doctor :  
she should eat green leafy vegetables like spinach atleast 3 times per week
Doctor :  
carrot,cabbage is also good
User :   ok
Doctor :   u can ask her to take brown rice
Doctor :  
it is good in fiber content
User :   ok
Doctor :  
Whole grain breads
User :   ok
Doctor :   she should strictly follow this diet
Doctor :   atleast fruit every day
Doctor :   and lets see for one week
Doctor :  
inspite of this if she is felling constipated
User :   and doctor can you suggest some allopathic treatment for it
Doctor :  
then we will go further investigations like colonoscopy
Doctor :  
she can take milk of magnesia
User :   ok
Doctor :  
she can take modane soft also
Doctor :  
it is a stool softner
Doctor :  
and she should drink more water
User :   ok
Doctor :  
is she is getting any abdominal cramps then she can discontinue it
User :   ok
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
is there anything else i can help u?
User :   no doc thanks
User :   yes
User :   one more thing
Doctor :  
yes
User :   is she is having pain in stomach
Doctor :  
proceed
User :   yes
User :   she is having pain in stomach
Doctor :  
she is having pain in stomach ?
User :   yes doctor
Doctor :  
from how many days?
Doctor :  
which part of the abdomen?
User :   from past 5 days
User :   lower abdomen
Doctor :  
ok
Doctor :  
what kinhd of pain?
Doctor :  
ask her to take tablet meftal spas
User :   ok
User :   meftal spad is pain killer
User :   mild pain
Doctor :   meftal spas will reliev any spasmodic pain in the abdomen
User :   ok
User :   doc colonoscopy is necessray for her
Doctor :  
actually not necessary but even after following strict diet
Doctor :  
and evn after taking medication then it is required
User :   ok
User :   thanks
User :   doc
Doctor :  
welcome
User :   and any syrup of intestine ?
Doctor :   have u filled the feed back form

User :   for*
User :   yes
Doctor :  
i have told u na milk of magnesia
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
r u there?
User :   yes
User :   sorry
User :   i think my session is expired
User :   hhhhhhhiiiiii
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