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Doctor insights on: Bad Gas And Bloat Hours After Milk Would This Mean I Am Lactose Intolerant

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Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Lactose Intolerance (Definition)

Lactose is a type of sugar found in milk and other dairy products. Lactose intolerance develops when the small intestine does not make enough of an enzyme called lactase. The body needs this enzyme to digest lactose. This is not a milk allergy, but instead an intolerance with gastrointestinal symptoms of crampy abdominal pain, gassiness and diarrhea worse with increasing ...Read more


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To add more muscle mass i started drinking whole milk. I have noticed more bloating, gas, and larger stool. Does this mean I am lactose intolerant?

To add more muscle mass i started drinking whole milk. I have noticed more bloating, gas, and larger stool. Does this mean I am lactose intolerant?

Possible: It is possible. Try taking two lactaid or the generic equivalent with your next glass of milk and see if resolves the symptoms. If it is only milk and not ice cream or any other foods then may be something else and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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If when i drink milk I have gas and get the runs, does it mean I am lactose intolerant?

If when i drink milk I have gas and get the runs, does it mean I am lactose intolerant?

Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more

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If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?

More than lactose: there more than lactose in the dairy product some people are allergic to the protein in the dairy product get with allergy specialist or with a nutritionist for advice or stay away from all dairy product ...Read more

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Am i lactose intolerant if i get gas and the runs when i drink milk?

Am i lactose intolerant if i get gas and the runs when i drink milk?

Maybe...: There's more to milk than just lactose. Intolerance to milk may include problems with milk proteins or even with processing the fat component of milk. If your problem resolves with concomittant use of lactase enzyme when eating the same milk products (that cause gas & diarrhea in the absence of lactase) then lactose intolerance is likely. More elegant lactose intolerance testing is available too. ...Read more

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Is it healthy for me to drink 2% milk & i'm lactose intolerant? I always drink it & nothing seems to happen except constipation & gas. Is it healthy?

Is it healthy for me to drink 2% milk & i'm lactose intolerant? I always drink it & nothing seems to happen except constipation & gas. Is it healthy?

Lactose intolerance: Not unhealthy. Lactose intolerance however means that to avoid symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, gas, bloating, diarrhea, etc you should be on a lactose free diet. Milk choices include lactose free(lactaid milk) or soy milk. ...Read more

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If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away ?

If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away ?

Will not go away: If you are lactose intolerant your symptoms will improve on lactose free diet. Drink lactose free milk. See your doctor to make sure that you do not have any other cause of your symptoms. ...Read more

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Lactose (Definition)

Found in milk. Lactose is a large sugar molecule that is made up of two smaller sugar molecules, glucose and galactose. In order for lactose to be absorbed from the intestine and into the body, it must first be split into glucose and galactose. The glucose and galactose are then absorbed by the cells lining the small intestine. The enzyme that splits lactose into glucose ...Read more


Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more