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A 23-year-old female asked:

If lactose intolerant, can bloating/stomach ache/nausea last for 24 hours after eating dairy?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 41 years experience
Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness & diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intolerance, for which (among other manifestations) formal evaluation is warranted.
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