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is stomach cramps a symptom of lactose intolerance

A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerard Honore
29 years experience Fertility Medicine
IBS: Diagnosis of ibs generally requires a doctor's evaluation, i suggest you see one if you are having GI problems. I highly doubt any GI complaints are r ... Read More

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A 15-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Lactose intolerance can cause gas, cramps, and diarrhea from the bacteria in the gut fermenting the undigested lactose.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
36 years experience Pediatrics
Could be either.: Try keeping a log of everything you're eating, your bowel movements and what else is going on in your life. Lactose intolerance typically causes gas a ... Read More
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Dr. Eric Weisman
36 years experience Neurology
Gluten sensitivity: is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood ... Read More
Dr. Diane Minich
37 years experience Family Medicine
Both are: possibilities as well as gluten sensitivity and other causes so see a GI.
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Heart burn: isn't caused by lactose, rather by fats in dairy, or any other fats, caffeinated beverages, etc .. Lactose intolerance causes flatulence, diarrhoea, i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
36 years experience General Practice
Yes: That is a possibility- there are other possibilities as well. Was this a first time occurence or does it occur repeatedly with ingestion of milk and d ... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
31 years experience Pediatrics
Symptoms include: Symptoms include: bloating,,abdominal pain & cramping,gas, loose stools or diarrhea and vomiting
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Other issues: If you retain the same issues on some lactose free products you may have an intolerance to the milk protein in a raw form. Lactose intolerance is comm ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eugene Rubach
22 years experience General Surgery
Need to see GI: You need to be seen by a gastroenterologist. There are too many possible reasons for your symtoms.
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A female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Potentially the gas: you develop from lactose intolerance could produce pains as you describe. Of course there are other possibilities so if the discomfort persists for mo ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Simple vs Docs offic: Some cheeses like sharp cheddar are very low in lactose while others (spreads, dips )have more.If you drink a lot of milk or eat a bunch of ice cream ... Read More

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