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Wondering about your health? Confused by what you’ve read? Browse our Ask the Nurse answer archive to find answers to many women's health questions and concerns. All answers are from a Cleveland Clinic women's health nurse.

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Lactose Intolerance

August 1, 2013 at 10:40am

What prevents Lactose intolerance?

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Constipation

March 29, 2013 at 1:11pm

I do not have daily bowel movements, and I’m considered to be irregular. What I don’t understand is what that means for me. Does that mean that my body is not doing something properly and that I should be doing something to go at least once a day or am I fine?

I am a black female, 32 years of age and just really started working out about a month ago.

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Uncontrollable gas

July 2, 2012 at 4:31pm

I have uncontrollable gas. It has no pattern and it is worse if I have to urinate. Can you please offer any advice to control the gas?

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Hiccups and Chest Pain

March 7, 2012 at 12:14pm

Not every time, but sometimes when I eat, I start to get hiccups and then experience pain in my upper chest area. I then feel that I have a lot of mucus to spit up. I have Tourette Syndrome and I turn my head to the left a lot and have neck and face twitches. I am sometimes stressed when I am eating a meal, but not all the time.

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Menstruation and Digestion Issues

August 23, 2011 at 6:06pm

Before my period begins, I experience digestion issues, including gas and diarrhea. How can I prevent or minimize these issues?

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