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.

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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. (www.Chrisohmd.Com). Read more...
Potentially. About 65% of the world's population is lactose intolerant. So depending on your family background you may have a very high likelihood of being lactose intolerance. Gas after drinking milk is a very common sign. Read more...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...
Not at all. What is more likely is the person learned to avoid lactose containing products because they gave them discomfort. This can be a learned practice that starts in childhood. Some dairy (sharp cheddar cheese) is very low in lactose & may be consumed without problems. You either have the genetic defect or you don't. Not consuming it did not make you loose the ability to digest it. Read more...

Will drinking too much milk cause lactose intolerance symptoms?

Lactose. That is what lactose intolerance is. It is caused by an insufficiency of the lactase enzyme in the intestine. Milk can be purchased that is lactose free or can be treated with enzymes to break down the lactose sugar. Aged cheeses and yogurt are better tolerated than milk by people with lactose intolerance. The fat content does not significantly affect lactose, skim is not better than regular milk. Read more...
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...