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What are the stool symptoms for lactose intolerance?

What are the stool symptoms for lactose intolerance?

Gas and diarrhea: Lactose intolerance is the result of an inability to digest the sugar lactose. The consequence is excess gas, bloating, diarrhea, and abdominal discomfort or pain after eating a lactose containing food (milk, soft cheese, ice cream, whipped cream, etc). ...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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Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Can lactose intolerance cause foul smelling stools?

Maybe something else: Lactose intolerance is common--25% of caucasians, 80% of afro-americans, almost 100% asians. Lactose intolerance can be secondary to lactase enzyme deficiency, or due to a bigger problem of small bowel inflammation, infection, infiltrative disease, and/or maldigestion. Don't assume its lactose intolerance unless tested, or at least assessed response to lactase enzyme replacement (like lactaid). ...Read more

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Can Diazepam cause smelly goose like stool sometimes or am I possibly just becoming lactose intolerant? I have no gallbladder as well

Can Diazepam cause smelly goose like stool sometimes or am I possibly just becoming lactose intolerant? I have no gallbladder as well

Those symptoms: Are not related to the diazepam you're taking. Loose, foul smelling stools sound more like steatorrhea from your gall bladder surgery. Lactose intolerance should be reliable every time you take in lactose with diarrhea, bloating, and gas from 30-90 minutes following lactose intake. ...Read more

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5 week old has very hard stools that come out as hard balls every 3 days. On soy formula due to lactose intolerance. What can I give to help her go?

5 week old has very hard stools that come out as hard balls every 3 days. On soy formula due to lactose intolerance. What can I give to help her go?

Constipation: It is very rare to be lactose intolerant at the age of 5 weeks. I would try formula like similac gentlease to see. If it didn't work, try nutramegen or pregestamil. ...Read more

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My 2 yr has hi pH in his stools and the acidity has been causing rashs &fungus in his skin. 3/4 stools daily & not all diarrea. Lactose intolerance?

My 2 yr has hi pH in his stools and the acidity has been causing rashs &fungus in his skin. 3/4 stools daily & not all diarrea. Lactose intolerance?

Unlikely: A high ph is alkaline, not acid. Any diarrhea can cause diaper rash. There are many causes of diarrhea at this age - infection, malabsorption, celiac etc. Please follow up with your doctor; see a ped GI specialist if recommended. Meanwhile clean with soft cloth and soap/water, and use appropriate antibiotic or antifungal ointment for the rash. Lactose intolerance is uncommon under age 6. ...Read more

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Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Do I have lactose intolerance or IBS because I have greasy floating stools with mucus?

Gastroenterologist: The only way to know is to see a gastroenterologist who will consider a scope and sending the stool for evaluation. ...Read more

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Hi, I have emetophobia so when I get loose stools I worry that I will get gastro. What are some other causes for loose stools? I did have slightly spicy food for dinner last night and I also am lactose intolerant.

Hi, I have emetophobia so when I get loose stools I worry that I will get gastro. What are some other causes for loose stools? I did have slightly spicy food for dinner last night and I also am lactose intolerant.

FODMAPs: Or Fermentable oligo-, di- and monosaccharides and polyols in your diet can be fermented by bacteria in your intestine and cause cramps, gas and diarrhea. Try a low FODMAP diet for a few weeks and see how it works. Https://stanfordhealthcare. Org/content/dam/SHC/for-patients-component/programs-services/clinical-nutrition-services/docs/pdf-lowfodmapdiet. Pdf Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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My 8 months baby boy has lactose allergy I give him lf milk but his stool is always watery once or twice aday is it normal?

My 8 months baby boy has lactose allergy I give him lf milk but his stool is always watery once or twice aday is it normal?

Lactose intollerance: Lactose intolerance causes gas, distension and loose stools. When treated with lf formula your baby should be happy, have much less gas and distension. The stools may still be loose and soft from time to time based on what he also eats. You should be on lf formula not cow milk until he is 1 year old. ...Read more

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Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Think 2 yo is lactose intolerant. We used lactose free formula &pediasure. He gets mucus in stool now which may be re: milk. What should we try? Soy?

Lactose or no?: Pediasure is not lactose free, so if he was drinking that and tolerating it, I doubt he is completely lactose intolerant. Lactose intolerance usually makes you gassy and crampy, not so much mucous in stool. This usually due to a protein intolerance if it is dietary in origin at all. If it is a protein sensitivity, then soy, almond or goats milk may be helpful. A peds GI doc may be really helpful! ...Read more

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1 year old baby transitioning to whole milk, has been fussy, and has loose stool, is she lactose intolerant?

1 year old baby transitioning to whole milk, has been fussy, and has loose stool, is she lactose intolerant?

Possibly-: If she was on lactose-free formula and is now drinking regular milk, this could be a lactose intolerance issue. However, if she was on lactose containing formula, it is very unlikely she will not tolerate regular milk because of lactose sensitivity. I'd then look for something else new in her diet which could be the culprit. ...Read more

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Can eating lactose give you a very slimy and bloody stool if you are lactose intolerant? I only ate a little goat cheese and took a lactase pill.

Can eating lactose give you a very slimy and bloody stool if you are lactose intolerant? I only ate a little goat cheese and took a lactase pill.

No. Must see Dr soon: Lactose intolerance can give diarrhea but not blood in the stool. Blood in the stool can be from bleeding hemorrhoids or more serious conditions like colorectal cancer. The following website will explain the possible causes of rectal bleeding. Please review it and then see your physician > http://bit. Ly/1KXooGn ...Read more

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As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

As a person who does suffer from lactose/fructose/gluten intolerance and frequent bowel trouble, what can I do to relieve stringy stool and bloating?

See GI doctor: It is very rare to see this combination of intolerances. I recommend that you consult a GI specialist re. Your problems before malnutrition sets in due to so many food restrictions related to these intolerances. ...Read more

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28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?

28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?

Unlikely: These are unlikely to be symptoms of ins or lactose intolerance. More likely these symptoms are attributable to hemorrhoids or rarely, cancer. See your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to discuss the need for colonoscopy. ...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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After passing stool there was blood around it. I also have gas but no other symptoms. I strain sometimes. I am lactose intolerant and my father has utrativcolotis. Couldit be related?

After passing stool there was blood around it. I also have gas but no other symptoms. I strain sometimes. I am lactose intolerant and my father has utrativcolotis. Couldit be related?

Blood is serious: There are a few benign causes of red blood in the stool (hematochezia) but there are also some serious ones. You need to see your physician for a rectal exam and perhaps colonoscopy. ...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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Loose stool ibs-tiny light strings in there not moving. Took Vermox numerous times. Can lactose intolerance cause his? Had sigmoidoscopy last week

Loose stool ibs-tiny light strings in there not moving. Took Vermox numerous times. Can lactose intolerance cause his? Had sigmoidoscopy last week

Stringy material: Some of what looks like strings in poo is just vegetative matter that the gut cannot digest, Leafy salads, celery, and other vegetables may have enough cellulose debris to appear like strings. Pin worms do not cause symptoms beyond the anal itching.This is a reaction to the glue laid down with eggs. Lactose intolerance, reactions to food dyes (#40 RED) or gluten often aggravate IBS. ...Read more

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How to tell gluten allergy? Lately ab cramps after eating, looser stools, bloating, ab tender to touch, gassy. I am already lactose intol and a veg.

How to tell gluten allergy? Lately ab cramps after eating, looser stools, bloating, ab tender to touch, gassy. I am already lactose intol and a veg.

Eliminate; challenge: While less than 1% of those in the us have true gluten allergy (celiac disease), experts estimate ~10% have gluten sensitivity, distinct from celiac, which causes GI symptoms, headaches ; fatigue. Blood tests can detect celiac but if those are negative try avoiding gluten for at least 10 days ; then see how you react to gluten. See http://bit. Ly/1knpfe1
many with this issue only react to wheat. ...Read more

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What causes undigested particles of food in my stool?

What causes undigested particles of food in my stool?

Multiple possible: There are multiple possible causes for undigested food to show up in your stool. These include food intolerances, poor absorption, and too-fast transit through your intestines. If this is happening frequently, you need to see your physician for a full evaluation. If you can identify a particular food, you can know to avoid that. ...Read more

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There were undigested mushrooms in my stool. Is that normal?

There were undigested mushrooms in my stool. Is that normal?

Can Happen: It can happen sometimes, and nothing to worry about it. ...Read more

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Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

Whitish spots and dots on my stools. What is it, undigested food?

White spots on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, & even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies should help address if stringy mucus you may be seeing is "worms" (pinworms, etc.) so rx can begin. ...Read more

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Is it bad to see pieces of undigested foods (fruit/vegetables/nuts) in your stool? What causes this?

Just passing through: Usually this is not concerning. It can happen if you didn't chew the food well, the food was too dense to digest (fiber), or you gut transit time was shorter for some reason. No problem if no other symptoms are associated with it. ...Read more

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What if I had eaten about three hours ago and bits of the recognizable undigested food I had just eaten are present in my stool?

What if I had eaten about three hours ago and bits of the recognizable undigested food I had just eaten are present in my stool?

Undigested: It generally takes much longer than three hours for ingested food to appear in bowel movements as the food has to traverse many feet of intestine first. Three hours would signify exceedingly rapid transit. The bits you observed probably were ingested a couple of days earlier unless you are experiencing vicious diarrheal activity. For chronic bowel concerns, a gastroenterologist is best qualified. ...Read more

Feces (Definition)

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