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Can lactose intolerance cause frequent localized pain in upper left abdomen. I get irritable bowel from milk but also have constant left rib pain?

Can lactose intolerance cause frequent localized pain in upper left abdomen. I get irritable bowel from milk but also have constant left rib pain?

Costalchondritis: Constant left "rib pain" likely unrelated to the GI tract, lactose or other. More likely chest wall pain (look up "costochondritis"), or entrapped nerve pain (in this case, left t8, look up acnes - abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome). ...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


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What abdominal symptoms come from lactose intolerance?

What abdominal symptoms come from lactose intolerance?

LACTOSE INTOLERANCE: When somebody can not drink milk due to bloating sensation, nausea, diarrhea it can be lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Upper abdominal pain, worse sitting/standing. Like lactose intolerance but for two days. Comes and goes, pain is sharp. Diarrhea. Not tender to touch.

Hard to say: Sorry but this is tough to answer "online"
do you have fever? is there blood in the diarrhea? Have you had any stomach/intestinal issues in the past? Does anyone else @home have same symptoms?
if the answers to above are No....Try eating "lightly"over next 24hrs. I. no dairy spicy foods etc...be sure to drink water/teas etc so you don't get dehydrated....if no improvement, see your Dr.
Good luc ...Read more

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Bloody watery stools, cramps and abdominal pain as well as loss of appetite. Lactose intolerance or something else? Treated for c diff 4 weeks ago

Bloody watery stools, cramps and abdominal pain as well as loss of appetite. Lactose intolerance or something else? Treated for c diff 4 weeks ago

Gastroenteritis: You need an examination and testing to determine the true answer/diagnosis. It may be infectious (viral or bacterial -? Recurrence of c-diff), but would not likely be lactose intolerance as you described the symptoms. Get eval as stated to be safe. Good luck. ...Read more

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Upper right abdominal discomfort after I binge drink, what could it be?

Upper right abdominal discomfort after I binge drink, what could it be?

A helpful hint: Sounds like one of many reasons to stop binge drinking. A very unhealthy and risky pracitice. ...Read more

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Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

Throughout the day I have upper right abdominal discomfort. It's not a pain so what else could it be?

After eating?: You may have gallbladder dysfunction with or without having gallstones. If avoiding fat in your diet helps, it may be the gallbladder. If eating makes it worse... Then it may be the gallbladder. An ultrasound may find stones. A scan we call the hida can demonstrate the function and test if the pain is coming from the gallbladder. May be worth pursuing.
Some people may have nausea alone. ...Read more

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have a lump on the right upper quadrant. I have it from 3 yrs. Now feeling abdominal discomfort nd it aches a bit if a talk continuously standing?

have a lump on the right upper quadrant. I have it from 3 yrs. Now feeling abdominal discomfort nd it aches a bit if a talk continuously standing?

Hard to say,: Depending on the size and feel, this could be a warning sign for serious pancreatic disease. You should get an appointment with your primary physician sooner than later. ...Read more

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I'm lactose intolerant, greasy food bothers me stomach and processed foods cause me abdominal pain what kind of diet do you recommend?

I'm lactose intolerant, greasy food bothers me stomach and processed foods cause me abdominal pain what kind of diet do you recommend?

See a dietician...: ...For an individualized meal plan, but you've already identified what food groups to minimize--lactose, excessive fats, ; products that are highly processed. This leaves you fresh fruits/vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, fish, etc--in other words, a healthy diet! you may also be able to tolerate lactose with use of lactase supplements. Happy shopping! ...Read more

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I've been having a lot of abdominal cramping and upset stomachs. Are these signs of being lactose intolerant?

I've been having a lot of abdominal cramping and upset stomachs. Are these signs of being lactose intolerant?

Possible: Lactose intolerance results from the inability to fully digest lactose. The sugar is then fermented by bacteria in the intestines which produce excess gas and acidic stool. The acid and osmotic load results in diarrhea. The gas and extra fluid in the bowel cause cramping. So, yes, it is possible. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Water is fine: Lactose intolerance is a deficiency in the intestines of lactase the enzyme that digests milk's sugar (lactose). Water does not contain lactose therefore not a problem. ...Read more

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Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Is it possible for lactose intolerance to cause chronic gastritis/duodenitis?

Similar symptoms: Main symptoms include tummy pain, bloating, flatulence, or diarrhea. Can also cause vomiting and audible bowels
lactose is a sugar present in milk, and needs a special chemical produced by the small bowels to be digested
When this chemical is lacking the lactose pass quickly to the large bowel where it is either converted to fat, fermented or remain unchanged causing the above symptoms ...Read more

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What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? What's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

What all could be the hidden causes of indigestion, apart from lactose intolerance? What's the best source to educate myself about all of them?

Many: The causes range from reflux, gastritis. peptic ulcer, gluten intolerance etc. Your time can be better spent by seeing your doctor or a gastroenterologist. The Internet is great but not always right. ...Read more

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Can lactose intolerance cause malabsorption in other vitamins, minerals and nutrients?

Usually not!: Diarrhea is not a common problem with lactose intolerance, but does occur. It is conceivable that micronutrients such as zinc may not be absorbed. This is rare. More commonly, bloating, gas, and cramping occur. Is would be very unusual to have malnutrition secondary to lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Why does milk cause muscle cramps in lactose intolerance people?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is caused by the lack (or low levels) of intestinal enzymes that break-down lactose, a sugar found in milk products. The cramping experienced comes from colon gas production due to bacteria metabolizing lactose and excess water pulled into the colon by unabsorbed lactose (resulting in diarrhea). ...Read more

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Can a irregular period and extreme pre menstrual pains be caused by lactose intolerance?

Can a irregular period and extreme pre menstrual pains be caused by lactose intolerance?

Unrelated: Lactose intolerance unlikely causes irregular menses. While lactose intolerance can certainly cause abdominal discomfort, this would occur based on timing of ingestion of lactose and not one's menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Why does lactose intolerance (mild case) cause stomach pain?

Why does lactose intolerance (mild case) cause stomach pain?

Lower bowel: It should not cause stomach pain but it does cause lower bowel pain. If the lactose has not been broken down and absorbed in the small intestine due to absence of lactase, the lactose then becomes available for the bacteria in the lower bowel to ferment leading to production of gas and liquid leading to distention of the bowel and thus the pain, gas, and loose bm. ...Read more

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Dr. Praveen Mambalam
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Abdominal Discomfort (Definition)

Recurrent abdominal discomfort is first addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: in women vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Also, fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? ...Read more


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Milk Intolerance (Definition)

Milk intolerance is digestive problems (bloating, gas, diarrhea) due to one or more components of milk. Lactose (sugar found in milk) intolerance is an example of milk intolerance. Milk intolerance can also be due to problems with fat and ...Read more