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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Intestinal Gas Guide

So far you have not noticed extra problems from dairy products. However, since you have cramps or diarrhea and are bothered by gas, you should consider this possibility closely. Incomplete digestion of milk sugar (lactose intolerance) leads to gas because milk sugar that you have not absorbed is fermented by bacteria in your colon.

Since you reported cramps or diarrhea along with your gas, here is a follow up question:

Do you have either of these two experiences?

  • Your cramps feel more comfortable after you pass a bowel movement.

  • Your diarrhea alternates with episodes of constipation.

Yes, I have experienced at least one of these patterns.

No, I do not have these symptoms.

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