What is lactose intolerance? Does it cause bloating?

Can't digest lactose. A normal person eating a healthy diet including dairy products can get flatulence or bloating. One reason is excess fiber. Since humans don't digest the fiber, intestinal bacteria will feed on it and make gas as a byproduct. Another reason is lactose intolerance, in which one can't digest the lactose (milk sugar) he eats. Again, bacteria will feed on it. Gas can build up, causing bloating.
Yes. The loss of the lactase enzyme allowing the body to breakdown the milk protein/sugar lactose. Bloating is a common side effect. This is not a food allergy.

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How to stop bloating pain caused by lactose intolerance?

Sure lact intol? If you are sure the symptoms are due to lactose intolerance, as opposed to lots of other causes, e.g. Ulcers, infection, inflammatory bowel, celiac, parasites, tumors, other, then warm beverages may help stimulate bowel and pass gas. Gas-x works in stomach not farther down. Peppermint oil, chamomile, fennel, caraway all decrease spasm in bowel-may help. If recurrent symptom, see md. Read more...

What is gastroperalsis? Could I have this? Always throwing up and have GERD, lactose intolerance and IBS stomach pain and bloating.

Slow stomach squeeze. Paresis= a slowing.Gastroparesis is a descriptive label for a condition where food is not moving along out of the stomach and into the rest of the digestive system for processing.It can co-exist with the other issues you describe, but they can also occur separately. Read more...
Gastroparesis. basically means your bowels have trouble moving food through your gastrointestinal tract. Fortunately, there are many reversible and treatable causes of this problem. Certiainly, stomach pain and bloating can be the presenting symptoms of gastroparesis. Read more...

If you are lactose intolerant and still have bloating/gas from lactose-free yogurt, is there something else in the diary that causes these symptoms?

More than lactose. there more than lactose in the dairy product some people are allergic to the protein in the dairy product get with allergy specialist or with a nutritionist for advice or stay away from all dairy product. Read more...

If lactose intolerant and drink milk when will the bloating go away?

Up to 4 hours. Undigested lactose begins to form gas when it utilized by gut bacteria in the colon. Usually 1 to 2 hours after it is ingested. Gas produced is usually hydrogen. Bloating will stop when there is no more lactose available to the intestinal bacteria. Read more...
Will not go away. If you are lactose intolerant your symptoms will improve on lactose free diet. Drink lactose free milk. See your doctor to make sure that you do not have any other cause of your symptoms. 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...