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Medications for Constipation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help u?
User :   Hi
User :   Good evening
User :   i am suffering from constipation. i takes 30-40 minutes in rest room.
Doctor :   OK
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
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User :   while i drink 2 glass water and fiber foods. only problem is i takes more time
User :   Age 28 Software engineer Unmarried
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   How long have you been facing this problem?
Doctor :   Are you there?
Doctor :   I have to close this window as there is no response from your side. Please get back if you need any medical advice.
User :   I m here
Doctor :   yes
User :   System problem?
User :   Around 8 yrs
Doctor :   Ok
User :   from 8 yrs i am suffering
Doctor :   Have you seen a gastroenterologist for this
User :   yeah one time....
Doctor :   what did the doctor say?
User :   he had taken X-ray . he told nothing is that...its ur habbit
Doctor :   Have you got a colonoscopy done
User :   ye i ahve report
User :   i have report
User :   colonscopy means?
Doctor :   It is a test
Doctor :   You need to get it done to rule out any intestinal disorders which me causing it
User :   he had taken x-ray after drinking berium chloride in empty stomach
Doctor :   Ok
User :   Ya got diseases was MAS mal absorption syndrome
Doctor :   I think you need to get it done to know whether you have any intestinal problem
User :   what is MAS?
Doctor :   It is a disease where the nutrients are not properly absorbed
Doctor :   How many litres of water do you drink
User :   4-5 litr
User :   Is MAS is reason for constipation?
Doctor :   No usually it causes just the opposite
Doctor :   But in some cases it causes constipation
User :   ok.
Doctor :   As it could be due to increased absorptiom
User :   what should i do?
Doctor :   But you really need to get a colonoscopy done to rule out any other disorders
Doctor :   So you have abdominal pain/ discomfort?
User :   Not at all
Doctor :   Ok, you could also be suffering from IBS which is another cause for chronic constipation
Doctor :   But without a complete physical examination it is impossible to suggest anything from here
Doctor :   Have you tried Isabgol?
User :   yeah i tried.... but no improvement
Doctor :   How many times do you visit the toilet?
User :   1-2
User :   mostly one time
Doctor :   Amd it takes you 30 mins to pass motions?
Doctor :   DO you have hard stools?
User :   my stomach get relaxed but it takes 30 mins
Doctor :   You mean the duration is 30 mins
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do you have hard stools
User :   no hard stools
Doctor :   Then why are you saying you have constipation
User :   but stools comes in small small quantity
Doctor :   Well then I do not think you may be suffering from constipation. Do you have worms in your stomach
User :   yeah At the time of MAS GiADIA worm was there
Doctor :   Do you regularly deworm yourself every 6 months
User :   no
Doctor :   Were you treated for Giardia
User :   yeah ..
User :   Doctor had given the tablet No Worm for that
Doctor :   I suggest you also get a stool examination done along with colonoscopy
Doctor :   No worm is for other worms but not for Giardia
Doctor :   You have to see a specialist and discuss the treatment
Doctor :   You can find one on our website near your area if you want
Doctor :   Is there anything else
User :   this disease can be ok 100% or not
Doctor :   Yes it can, but I not unless you confirm the diagnosis
User :   what should i take precaution
Doctor :   You need to avoid eating out
Doctor :   And drink pure water
Doctor :   Bye for now
Doctor :   Hello are you there?
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