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A 37-year-old member asked:

Can celiac disease be mistaken for lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine 58 years experience
Lactose: In milder cases the symptoms are similar but one is agravated by milk products and the other is not.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Yes: Symptoms are very similar so they can be confused.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Depends: Some of the symptoms overlap. Yet if a doc pursues the proper testing they are rather easy to separate.
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Last updated Nov 24, 2017

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