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Lactose Intolerance (cont.)

When to Seek Medical Care

Most people with lactose intolerance are able to manage their symptoms without any medical care. Generally, lactose intolerance symptoms are mild, intermittent in nature, self-limited, and not life-threatening.

However, in the presence of severe diarrhea, marked abdominal pain, fever, or other unusual and prolonged symptoms, a prompt visit to the doctor's office or the emergency room may be advisable to ensure that other more serious conditions are investigated.

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