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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: Back pain without the typical abdominal symptoms would not be related to lactose intolerance.

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 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
35 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
36 years experience Family Medicine
Both are: possibilities as well as gluten sensitivity and other causes so see a GI.
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness ; dia ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Fried
35 years experience General Practice
Increases with age: Lactose intolerance increases with age/ if you had it earlier in life, it could have been as a result of a diarrheal episode with a temporary lactose ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: Some people are born without or lose ability to make the enzyme needed to digest lactose, so they will always have intolerance. Some people lose this ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing statement: Lactose intolerance is an issue you can separate from dairy. Total exclusion is often unnecessary unless you have a dairy sensitivity (hives, skin tes ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
No: There is no known association with lactose intolerance. Colic is a descriptive word for pain that waxes and wanes. Biliary implies the ducts around th ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
2 choices: You treat this issue by #1 avoiding all products with lactose or #2 take supplemental lactase enzyme (lactaid and others).There are milk products avai ... Read More

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