A 43-year-old member asked:
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is lactose intolerance painful?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
31 years experience Holistic Medicine
It can be: Depending on the severity of your lactose intolerance and how much dairy products you consume without lactaid support, you may have periods of abdominal discomfort/ pain.
Answered on Mar 30, 2017
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Dr. Lonna Larsh
29 years experience Family Medicine
Gas: I agree with dr erkine, but i want to add that often it is not at all painful. Many times people just have excessive gas and flatulance, which may not be painful, but may be embarrassing.
Answered on Sep 30, 2020
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