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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

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...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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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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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 think i became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

I think i became lactose intolerant. My symptoms include vomiting, diarrhea, lower sever abdominal pain, back pain by kidneys, bloating, and gassy?

Lactose intolerance?: Lactose breath testing (objective) or a clinical response to lactase enzyme supplements ;/or milk avoidance (subjective decline in the gassiness ; diarrhea associated with ingesting lactose) may clarify your concern. Some (particularly children) with suspected lactose intolerance however are intolerance to other milk components. Bleeding, weight loss, significant tenderness is not lactose intol. ...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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How can I treat lactose intolerance?

How can I treat lactose intolerance?

2 choices: You treat this issue by #1 avoiding all products with lactose or #2 take supplemental lactase enzyme (lactaid and others).There are milk products available that have the enzyme added and there are milk substitutes (almond ; soy) that contain no lactose. Some milk based products (cheddar cheese ; yogurt) that are low enough in lactose content that they don't trigger symptoms. ...Read more

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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


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