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A 22-year-old member asked:

Is having gas after drinking milk a sign of lactose intolerance ?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Chris Oh
Dr. Chris Ohanswered
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Possibly: Usually lactose intolerance presents with abdominal bloating, pain, cramps and diarrhea in addition to gas but a mild case could present with just gas. (www.Chrisohmd.Com).
Dr. Sean McGhee
Allergy and Immunology 24 years experience
Potentially: About 65% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. So depending on your family background you may have a very high likelihood of being lactose intolerance. Gas after drinking milk is a very common sign.

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A 41-year-old member asked:

Can drinking milk when your lactose intolerance cause damage other than gas?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes. but not permane: Other symptoms, other than gas, include loose stools to diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. To some, these are more the issue than gas, especially if you work in a hermetically sealed office cubicle.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are typical signs of lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Paul Carter
A Verified Doctoranswered
31 years experience
Abdominal Pain: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, gas, nausea and/ or diarrhea.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the signs of lactose intolerance for a friend?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Allergy and Immunology 18 years experience
Several: Bloating, diarrhea, gas, abdominal pain, etc.
A 30-year-old member asked:

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Water is fine: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the intestines of lactase the enzyme that digests milk's sugar (lactose). Water does not contain lactose therefore not a problem.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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