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Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose, the sugar found in milk and milk products. Learn more about treatment, symptoms and tests for lactose intolerance.

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Allergic reactions to cow's milk

About 1 in 50 infants has an allergic reaction to cow’s milk. Learn more here about allergy to milk proteins.

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Diarrhoea in children

Diarrhoea in children is very common, and when certain other symptoms are present, it may be serious. Find out here about the causes, symptoms and treatments.

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Flatulence

Flatulence is the passing of air or gas from the intestine and through the anus, often accompanied by a sound and smell. Read more about flatulence.

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Abdominal pain in children

Abdominal pain in children has many causes. Most episodes of pain are not serious, but it is important to know when to take your child to the doctor.

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Underlying causes of diarrhoea

Diarrhoea has many causes, including both acute and long-term health conditions; bowel disease; viruses, bacteria and parasites; and even medical treatments.

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Diarrhoea

Diarrhoea may last for just a few days, or it might indicate something more serious. Learn about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for diarrhoea.

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Bloating

Bloating – feeling that you have a swollen tummy – is common, but if you feel bloated regularly, you should see your doctor. Learn more about the causes here.

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Underlying causes of abdominal pain

Abdominal pain has many causes, and may be short-term, long-term or a pain that comes and goes. Sudden and severe abdominal pain is a medical emergency.

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Abdominal pain

Abdominal pain, stomach cramps or sharp gut pain can have many causes. Learn about them and their treatment as well as when to see a doctor.

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