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Is having gas after drinking milk a sign of lactose intolerance?

Is having gas after drinking milk a sign of lactose intolerance?

Possibly: Usually lactose intolerance presents with abdominal bloating, pain, cramps and diarrhea in addition to gas but a mild case could present with just gas.
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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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Can drinking milk when your lactose intolerance cause damage other than gas?

Can drinking milk when your lactose intolerance cause damage other than gas?

Yes. But not permane: Other symptoms, other than gas, include loose stools to diarrhea, and abdominal cramps. To some, these are more the issue than gas, especially if you work in a hermetically sealed office cubicle. ...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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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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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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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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Expert opinion - should not drinking milk for 5 years maybe cause lactose intolerance?

Not unlikely: Lactose intolerance is a hereditary condition especially common among africans and asians. If one only has mild lactose intolerance, the condition may possibly get worse if one abstains from dairy for a long period of time. However not consuming dairy does not induce lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

No: Many with this defect learn to avoid lactose while growing up, because it makes them cramp. They can sometimes consume a minor amount without symptoms. However, when they drink a full glass of milk it would set off the expected pattern of problems. ...Read more

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What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

What to do about severe lactose intolerance? Are lactaid milks ok to drink?

Yes: Avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), lactaid should be fine because it does not contain lactose. ...Read more

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Is it possible that drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose intolerance: Lactose intolerance is a common disorder due to the inability to digest lactose secondary to low levels of lactase enzyme.
Drinking too much milk will not cause lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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What to do if I have lactose intolerance, so I drink lactaid milk but get problems when I heat it up?

What to do if I have lactose intolerance, so I drink lactaid milk but get problems when I heat it up?

Lactose Intolerance: Lactose intolerance is due to inability to digest sugar called lactose. Temperature of milk should not significantly alter symptoms related to this condition. It is possible that you have other concomitant condition for which you should see your doctor, if the symptoms are severe or is accompanied by other signs. ...Read more

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Is farting due to lactose intolerance going to stop if you drink no milk?

Yes: If you avoid foods containing lactose (dairy), the symptoms associated with lactose ingestion will stop. ...Read more

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Can drinking milk when lactose intolerance cause any damage?

Perspectives differ: From my perspective the problem creates bloating, cramping, loose acidic stools & peri-anal irritation. I consider that an inconvenience. It does not cause your gut to bleed or worrisome damage to the intestines. ...Read more

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Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have. Lactose intolerance?

Cant drink milk, but can eat milk chocolate. Do I have. Lactose intolerance?

Maybe: Lact intol is digestive issue, not allergy. Less milk sugar in milk chocolate. High sugar and fat content slows down stomach emptying, slows down load of milk sugar (lactose) to small intestine, less likely to overload it. Whole milk better tolerated than skim; mixed meal better than milk alone; yogurt/kefir better than reg milk (bacteria digest some lactose); hard cheese better than e.g. Cott. ...Read more

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Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

Can drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance?

No: Too much cow milk can cause microscopic gut injury & blood loss leading to anemia.We encourage parents to limit toddlers milk intake to 16-24 oz/day. Lactose intolerance is caused by genetic lack of, or acquired loss (ie chronic diarrhea) of the enzyme lactase from the absorptive surfaces in the gut. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take for people with lactose intolerance to feel sick after drinking milk or eating yogurt?

Varies: The time for symptoms to develop varies, but usually not immediate...More often these symptoms occur hours after ingestion. ...Read more

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I am lactose intolerance sometimes, depends on the amount I drink milk. Would lactase pills still effective after symptoms show?

Possibly: They may help, but certainly will not help completely as the "damage has been done so to speak". But it may help a bit. The lactase would certainly be more helpful if you took it before eating. ...Read more

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Since I was sick for 3 months I stopped having milk, now I seem to get bloated and feel a bit sick when I drink it. Did I develop lactose intolerance?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Since I was sick for 3 months I stopped having milk, now I seem to get bloated and feel a bit sick when I drink it. Did I develop lactose intolerance?

Likely: If the illness affected the intestinal, the inflammation may lead to a transient loss of lactase and thus lactose intolerance. The lack of exposure to lactose for a few months may also reduce the body's production of lactase also. Wait another 3 months and try milk again. Let us know what follows. ...Read more

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Hi, is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time? Because if I will drink cow and soy milk, the symptoms will be the same

Hi, is it possible to have milk allergy and lactose intolerance at the same time? Because if I will drink cow and soy milk, the symptoms will be the same

Confusing question: Studies show that around 40% of those with bovine milk allergy will have a soy allergy. Lactose is the sugar in bovine milk and about 1/4 adults are lactose intolerant. Some confuse lactose intolerance with milk allergy, they are not the same. This can show up in childhood or emerge later. ...Read more

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My mother inlaw, started drinking almond silk in place of milk, due to lactose intolerance. She needs calories, due to weight loss, now she is experiencing diarreah since starting it. Could this be from the silk?

My mother inlaw, started drinking almond silk in place of milk, due to lactose intolerance. She needs calories, due to weight loss, now she is experiencing diarreah since starting it. Could this be from the silk?

Could be...: But there are many causes of diarrhea. If the almond silk is the cause diarrhea should resolve within a few days of stopping it. Prove that almond silk is the cause of diarrhea by drinking it after diarrhea has resolved. If loose bowel movements return promptly you will have a pretty unambiguous answer. Why not drink lactose-free milk? ...Read more

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What can people do if they cannot drink milk because they are lactose intolerant?

Lactose Intolerance: For people who are unable to drink milk, there are a variety of choices, such as lactaid or dairy ease products. Here is more info on do's and don'ts for those with this condition:
http://www. Laendo. Net/english/lactose-intolerance-31309766. ...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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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


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