A 36-year-old female asked:
am lactose intolerant-have to limit dairy. however, my stomach hurts the same amount when drinking alt to milk vs reg milk. could it be something else?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Gerald Mandell answered
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Maybe also IBS.: An estimated one-fourth of patients with irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) also are lactose intolerant. Unpleasant symptoms, such as bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation can result from irritable bowel syndrome as well as lactose intolerance. Eating smaller meals, reducing stress and avoiding foods known to irritate the stomach lining, such as rye, barley, caffeine and/or alcohol. Consult doctor
Answered on Jun 9, 2013
Dr. Amy Deeken answered
19 years experience Pathology
See below...: Lactose intolerance can be seen in association with a number of other GI diseases. A commonly overlooked one is the association of lactose intolerance and celiac disease. Consider discussing celiac testing with your doctor to see if it might be appropriate with your symptoms.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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