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A 39-year-old female asked:

Dx with diabetes 3 yrs ago. stayed away from milk,yogurt until recently. hysterectomy may 12. caused gluten issues. could it have caused lactose issue?

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Dr. Rachel Johns
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Related: Lactose intolerance can be a side effect of gluten intolerance. The inside of the intestines become inflamed from the gluten and then has a hard time digesting lactose. It can take a long time for the intestines to fully heal with a gluten-free diet, but eventually you should be able to enjoy dairy again.
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Probably not.: It is unlikely that a hysterectomy would cause lactose intolerance. If present, it was probably not a problem due to your avoidance of milk products. It would be simple to try lactaid or lactose-free products to see if it helps you.

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Last updated Apr 19, 2016

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