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quote:Lactose intolerance (inability to properly digest milk, cheese, and other dairy products)
One has to drink a lot for this to happen.
quote:Bacterial overgrowth in the intestines (often caused by certain antibiotics)
Gas would probably not be the only symptom and probably not the main one either.
quote:Abnormal muscle contraction in the colon.
Strictly a Martian problem
 

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My gas problem is caused by imcomplete evacuation (slow motility?). When I have a 'satisfying' bowel movement, the gas disappears. I suspect this isn't IBS, but it's a pain in the arse just the same. Is anyone familiar with Malva tea? It works for constipation, but I'm wondering whether it's in the same family as Cascara or Senna. I did a search on the Internet, and it doesn't appear to be.
 

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quote:how much is "a lot" for someone with lactose intol to get gassy symptoms
The quantity in a pint (two cups) of milk, about 24 grams, and greater would.
 

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So are saying one small glass of milk on an empty stomach for my roommate who has lactose intol would not be enough to cause him cramping gas pains and D?
 

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With 1 1/2 glasses of milk on an emoty stomach the fart frequency doubles. So it all depens on what you are comparing your fart frequency to. If you have 6 farts without lactose you will have 12 farts with 1 and 1/2 cups of milk. If on the other hand you have 12 farts without lactose you will have 24 with 1 and 1/2 cups of milk. Then it might be more noticeable.
 

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quote:So are saying one small glass of milk on an empty stomach for my roommate who has lactose intol would not be enough to cause him cramping gas pains and D?
Unless one small glass is actually a pitcher, then no.
 

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So Flux you are saying that it is something else that is causing the gas? Probably some bacteria overgrowth or an STD? Perhaps he should try to drink the milk while standing on his head. What do your medical sources which normal people like me do not have access to say about that? Maybe he should stop taking bust enhancement suppliments... oh yeah that could be it. I think we solved it. Bust enhancement suppliments are the actually cause of lactose intol and the government has hiding it all these years just like they are hiding the fact that when a person says they feel their GI track spasm.. it's not really a spasm.. it's a Martian. Thanks Flux it's a good think I told my roommate not to listen to one of the most prominent GI doctors in the southeast who has over 30 years of practicing experience. I better call the medical school and tell them to cancel that guy's class.
 

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quote:you are saying that it is something else that is causing the gas?
It could simply be the gas was already there and he is experiencing IBS. It wouldn't be very easy to know. One would have to experiments and to be really scientific, they have to blinded. You could try that with your friend and then know for sure: one milk with lactaid and another regular milk with a little nutrasweet added (because lactaid milk is sweeter) and don't tell him which is which.
 

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No lets go ahead and classify him as having IBS that way others who come to this site will get confused and think that they must have IBS and that it couldnt be lactose intol. Or may he could have surgery and they could locate the gas, cut it in half and count the number of rings so we can see how many meals old his gas is.
 

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be careful of anything that flux has to say. there are many people here who have been led down the wrong path by him. What would be the best antibiotics to completely eliminate the gut flora?(The purpose is to eliminate flatulence by eliminating the bacteria).Metronidazole by itself seems to have no effect. A day-long course ofciprofloxcin and clindamycin worsened the situation. I suppose thisdoesn't necessarily imply a true, longer course would not have beeneffective. Are there any new antibiotics out there (in the US) with goodanaerobic coverage? this is what he did to make himself worse.
 
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