I wonder if anyone can help. I was diagnosed with a milk allergy when I was a toddler. I am now 22. When growing up I did not have any problems with drinking milk or having dairy products. In the last 1-2 years I have been getting unbelievable sharp pains in my stomach that start off small and get extremely painful. These pains last a couple of second and then I get an upset stomach almost immediately. The only thing I can associate this with is a milk allergy as this is what seems to set it off. Although it is difficult for me to pin point the problem. Do you feel this is something to worry about or should I just say away from milk. Many thanks
Thanks for writing to the forum!
You could either be having food allergy or lactose intolerance. In all probability you had lactose intolerance because adverse effects of lactose intolerance occur at much higher milk consumption than adverse effects of milk allergy. Please refer: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_allergy
You need to get a food allergy test done. Also you need to determine whether you have lactose intolerance or not.
The other possibility is that you have irritable bowel syndrome. You could also be having gluten allergy.
A gastroenterologist will be able to help you out. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.