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am very worried....i cant drink milk because whenever i do drink it i start feeling pain in my abdomen,flatulence and cramps......what to do??? and sometimes my absomen get distended.....my age is 23yr...n milk is very necessary for me i know...bt what should i do now...i had tried flavored milk too...but the same feelings...help me
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u could have a allergy called lactose intolerance which basically means u cant break down the sugars from lactose which is mainly found in dairy products there are tests for this with your doctor{breath tests} and is very common.dairy products contain lots of important vits and minerals but there are substitutes like rice milk and lactose free milks etc there is also digestive enzymes u could take to help break down the missing lactose enyzme some people avoid these foods for a few days and see if symptoms improve but do not avoid certain foods unless guided by your doc to see if dairy is causing your symptoms in the first place

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