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I vomit quite regularly IV had a lactose intolerance test that was neg there seems to be no particular food pattern as to when i'm sick any advice plz?

I vomit quite regularly IV had a lactose intolerance test that was neg there seems to be no particular food pattern as to when i'm sick any advice plz?

Not related: Lactose intolerance is not related to vomiting. You need to find out other causes including reflux disease. See a GI doc if your family doctor can't help you since there are usually effective treatments for your condition. ...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


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Diarrhea and severe stomach pain after eating/drinking dairy products. Lactose intolerance test came out very negative. Anything else it could be?

Diarrhea and severe stomach pain after eating/drinking dairy products. Lactose intolerance test came out very negative. Anything else it could be?

Colitis: If avoiding milk/dairy products relieves the symptoms, then it could still be lactose intolerance. Tests are good, but avoidance of milk/dairy is the ultimate test. If it occurs despite avoiding milk, there are several GI problems that could be a problem such as colitis. This would best be evaluated by a gastroenterology specialist. ...Read more

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If u have mild milk allergy with prick test negative . The lactose intolerance breath test will be negative or positive ? Please reply thx ...

If u have mild milk allergy with prick test negative . The lactose intolerance breath test will be negative or positive ? Please reply thx ...

Two problems: The skin prick test looks for ige antibodies to a potential allergen. A negative test means allergy is much less likely, but skin tests can miss allergy. Lactose intolerance is not an allergy, so skin testing would not be helpful in a suspected case. The hydrogen breath test can be used to confirm lactose intolerance. ...Read more

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Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy ?

Today my lactose intolerance breath test of 5 hours result is positive but two years back with my blood test report was positive with food allergy ?

2 different things: Lactose intolerance is due to inability or decreased ability to digest milk sugar also called lactose. Allergy tests to milk indicate the presence or absence of ige to milk protein. In other words, allergy tests show if you have an allergy or sensitivity to milk protein and have nothing to do with lactose or milk sugar. You can be lactose intolerant and allergic to milk at the same time. ...Read more

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What is a way to test if your lactose intolerance ?

What is a way to test if your lactose intolerance ?

Avoidance: there are tests to diagnose lactose intolerance, but often just eliminating lactose containing foods such as cow's milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream is the easiest way. if your symptoms get better and gas, abdominal cramping and or loose stools improve then it is very probable that you have a lactose sensitivity. You then could start back on some lactose containing foods and see what happens ...Read more

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And I would like to know the tests for lactose intolerance?

Breath test: Lactose intolerance can be diagnosed by a lactose breath test. Check with you doctor on setting it up for you. However many times people know they are lactose intolerant because they have symptoms with milk products. If you stop lactose for 2 weeks and feel better, that is another way to diagnose it. See a dietitian for advice especially about calcium and vit d if avoiding dairy. ...Read more

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How can I test for lactose intolerance once and for all?

How can I test for lactose intolerance once and for all?

Try milk: If you get gas, diarrhea, cramps and uncomfortable feelings....Do not use milk products or get the lactase tablets. ...Read more

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Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Are there any tests for food intolerances other than lactose intolerance and gluten?

Yes: Yes! i suggest finding a functional medicine physician who offers igg food sensitivity testing or mrt testing, both of which can tell you foods that you might be sensitive to. ...Read more

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How do physicians test if you have lactose intolerance?

Breath testing: The most common ways to test for lactose intolerance are a trial off lactose or hydrogen breath testing. There is no clear right testing method. I would ask your physician for their help with this. ...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


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