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A 52-year-old female asked:

I have asymptomatic chronic hepatitis and lactose intolerance. despite diet changes, i've had an abdominal bloating issue for a year. sometimes loose stools and pain on palpation. suggestions?

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Dr. Scott Lippe
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Bloating: More to it then but not related so much to the hep c if you eliminated lactose and stopped gas producing foods like beans broccoli and cauliflower and tried gasx and beano then . . . Possible chronic gastritis or infections etc recommend evaluation with a GI md.
Dr. David Drewitz
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Few suggestions...: There is probably no relationship between your chronic hepatitis and abdominal bloating. Bloating is a non-specific symptom that could be caused by many things. Probiotics and low-fodmaps diet (www.Ibsfree.Net) are two suggestions to try. Because of the duration of the symptoms i suggest you see a gastroenterologist for an evaluation.

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