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A 43-year-old member asked:

If when i drink milk i have gas and get the runs, does it mean i am lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

Am i lactose intolerant if i get gas and the runs when i drink milk?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 7, 2019

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