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I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

I've felt bloated for last 3 week but had constipation got flatulence got lower back pain and cramp in stomach have I got IBS or lactose intolerance?

Gluten sensitivity: is a third possibility. I suggest you see your doctor and ask about all of these. You need a good exam to start with. You may need to have some blood tests done if this is a recurrent problem. ...Read more

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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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My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

My 16 month old is aparently lactose intolerant having loose stools she's taking whole milk, tried lactaid & cause constipation, can she take nutramigen?

Pricey solution : Soy based milk like products are lactose free & much less expensive.. A 16 mo cam also get all the calcium they need from a couple of tum's /day & just drink water. The other stuff in milk can be made up by a diverse diet. ...Read more

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The doctor prescribed me lactulose for constipation. She might have forgotten that i mentioned i was lactose intolerant. Should i still use lactulose?

The doctor prescribed me lactulose for constipation. She might have forgotten that i mentioned i was lactose intolerant. Should i still use lactulose?

Possibly: Lactulose is lactose based. Some people who have mild lactose intolerance do not have problems with lactulose. Others get bloating. If it is important for you to have the lactulose, a lactase senzyme supplement may make it more tolerable. Call your doctor and ask. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., i also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?

I am lactose intolerant, but have constipation., i also think I have eczema on my hands&feet. What should I do?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options for eczema. See gastroenterologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options for lactose intolerance and constipation. ...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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What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

What are the causes of lactose intolerance in people and why does it occur?

Lactase deficiency: Lactose intolerance is caused by a deficiency of the enzyme lactase normally found in the gut which is needed to digest milk sugar or lactose found in milk and many dairy products. The condition is usually genetic but may not appear until teens or early adulthood. ...Read more

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Why is gas caused by lactose intolerance so painful?

Why is gas caused by lactose intolerance so painful?

Malabsorption: You have ingested a substance that your body is having difficulty of absorbing or breaking down; lots of gas is formed in a short period of time making an intense stew of gas in your intestine. Ouch! ...Read more

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What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose: A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating. ...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


Dr. Bhavin Patel
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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance (lactose intolerance), is a condition where a person's body does not produce enough of the enzyme lactase, which works to digest the milk sugars. Without this enzyme, the milk sugar goes undigested, which can cause ...Read more