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How do physicians test if you have lactose intolerance?

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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Howard Hack
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergist

Your friendly allergist can test to see if it is a milk allergy.
If not and you still have abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, loose stools then it is likely lactose intolerance. Easiest way is to simply use lactose-free dairy products and see if symptoms improve...If they do, there is your answer.

In brief: Allergist

Your friendly allergist can test to see if it is a milk allergy.
If not and you still have abdominal discomfort, bloating, gas, loose stools then it is likely lactose intolerance. Easiest way is to simply use lactose-free dairy products and see if symptoms improve...If they do, there is your answer.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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