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Gas or flatulence is mostly diagnosed based on signs and symptoms, such as abdominal bloating, abdominal pain, passing too much gas (flatulence) and belching. Primary tests, such as test for lactase deficiency, hydrogen breath test, if necessary, may be taken. If the diagnosis is not clear or some other medical condition is suspected to be the cause of your symptoms, tests may be taken.
Flatulence is a common medical condition. Prognosis of flatulence is good in most cases. People with gas because of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or malabsorption syndromes may have recurrent episodes of gas or flatulence. Even in these people, however, gas improves significantly with diet and lifestyle changes and medications, such as alpha-galactosidase and probiotics.