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A 43-year-old member asked:

Is lactose intolerance painful?

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Dr. J. Yusuf Erskine
Holistic Medicine 33 years experience
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.
Dr. Lonna Larsh
Family Medicine 31 years experience
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.

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Gas: Gas produced by lactose intolerance affects individuals differently.In some people the pain may be severe, in others the pain may be mild.

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