Self-care options include avoidance or reduction of gas-producing foods in the diet, such as beans, onions, lactose-containing foods, and carbonated beverages.

When to make a doctor's appointment

See a doctor if:

  • Diarrhea
  • Abdominal pain severe or persistent
  • Blood in stool
  • Change in color or frequency of stools
  • Unintended weight loss

Last Updated May 25, 2018

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