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What are the most common symptoms of lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Jennifer Anyaegbunam
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General Practice 7 years experience
GI problems: Lactose intolerance is the inability to digest lactose due to a deficiency in the enzyme lactase. Common symptoms of this condition include abdominal bloating, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, gas, and nausea. These symptoms tend to occur soon after the ingestion of milk products. Infants or children with lactose intolerance may have slow growth or weight loss.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

What symptoms are common in lactose intolerance?

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Abdominal Pain: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, gas, diarrhea, and nausea.
A 42-year-old member asked:

How common is lactose intolerance on babies?

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Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Milk problems: Babies can have a variety to reactions to milk, some are intolerance and some are allergic. You can try soy or hemp milk to see if it is better tolerated. To make sure the baby does not have a milk allergy, consult an allergist.
A 46-year-old member asked:

What if only some of the symptoms point to lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Mark Rasak
Cardiology 33 years experience
One size fits all?: Symptoms of lactose intol varies. Some people have a sensitivity to dairy products and others a more classic symptoms. There are formal tests to diagnose the condtion like a hydrogen breath test , lab tests , and stool analysis.Intestinal biopsy, genetic testing etc.Go get evaluated to make sure you dont have other inflamatory bowel dz .That may have similar symptoms.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of lactose intolerance in adults?

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Abdominal cramps: Lactose intolerance causes abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, gas, and/ or diarrhea.
A 34-year-old member asked:

What are the stool symptoms for lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Yes, several: Gassiness, loose stools and non-bloody diarrhea are common symptoms of lactose intolerance. These symptoms can worsen as the amount of dairy product/milk is ingested. Similarly, the symptoms decrease with avoiding milk/dairy in the diet.

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