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How do I know if I am lactose intolerant?

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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
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In brief: Tests

The gold standard for determining lactose intolerance, is the breath hydrogen measurment.
This can be done as an outpatient. It involves drinking a known amount of lactose solution and measuring the amount of hydrogen given off in exhaled air over a few hours.

In brief: Tests

The gold standard for determining lactose intolerance, is the breath hydrogen measurment.
This can be done as an outpatient. It involves drinking a known amount of lactose solution and measuring the amount of hydrogen given off in exhaled air over a few hours.
Dr. Robert Choate
Dr. Robert Choate
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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