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Signs of Lactose Intolerance

Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Lactose Intolerance may include:

Note that Lactose Intolerance symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Lactose Intolerance signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance:

Lactose Intolerance: NIDDK (Excerpt)

Common symptoms include nausea, cramps, bloating, gas, and diarrhea, which begin about 30 minutes to 2 hours after eating or drinking foods containing lactose. The severity of symptoms varies depending on the amount of lactose each individual can tolerate. (Source: excerpt from Lactose Intolerance: NIDDK)

Why Does Milk Bother Me: NIDDK (Excerpt)

You may also have

  • Gas.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Swelling in your stomach.
(Source: excerpt from Why Does Milk Bother Me: NIDDK)

Lactose Intolerance: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Even though lactose intolerance is not a dangerous health condition, the symptoms can be very uncomfortable. Gas, bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhea, and nausea are the most common symptoms. These symptoms may begin within as little as 30 minutes or up to two hours after eating or drinking foods that contain lactose. The severity of symptoms is different for each person, and depends on how much lactose a person can tolerate. Recent studies have found that many people who have lactose intolerance can have one serving of milk with a meal or two servings of milk per day, at separate times, without experiencing symptoms. People also may be able to tolerate food like aged cheese, which has less lactose, or yogurt, which has bacteria that digests lactose. (Source: excerpt from Lactose Intolerance: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance:

More detailed symptom information may be found on the symptoms of Lactose Intolerance article. In addition to the above medical information, to get a full picture of the possible signs or symptoms of this condition and also possibly the signs and symptoms of its related medical conditions, it may be necessary to examine symptoms that may be caused by:

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What are the signs of Lactose Intolerance?

The phrase "signs of Lactose Intolerance" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Lactose Intolerance that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Lactose Intolerance" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Lactose Intolerance.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Lactose Intolerance. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Lactose Intolerance has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Lactose Intolerance signs or Lactose Intolerance symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Lactose Intolerance may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Lactose Intolerance symptoms.


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