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A female asked:

Since i was sick for 3 months i stopped having milk, now i seem to get bloated and feel a bit sick when i drink it. did i develop lactose intolerance?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Likely: If the illness affected the intestinal, the inflammation may lead to a transient loss of lactase and thus lactose intolerance. The lack of exposure to lactose for a few months may also reduce the body's production of lactase also. Wait another 3 months and try milk again. Let us know what follows.
Last updated May 27, 2018

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