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A 34-year-old male asked:

35yr.constant gas and burping.rumbling in stomach since a month.since 2 days i am feeling extremely tired.have had ibs issues&indigestion issues before as well.after eliminating wheat,i became fine.no pain,fever.fatigue is scaring me.is this ibs too?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Hard to guess, but..: Since we don't digest the fiber we eat, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason could be lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) she eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Drinking lactose-free milk and eating less fiber, should decrease gas. Intestinal infections, or using antibiotics, can also cause gas. Doctor can evaluate.

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Last updated Dec 4, 2019

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