Gastroenterology Community
Lactose Intolerant
About This Community:

This forum is for questions regarding Gastroenterology issues such as Acid Reflux (GERD), Barretts Esophagus, Colitis, Colon/Bowel Disorders, Crohn's Disease, Diverticulitis/ Diverticulosis, Digestive Disorders and Stomach Pain.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Lactose Intolerant

I just had the hydrogen breath test done yesterday and tested positive for lactose intolerance, since drinking the lactose drink I have had loose bowels and terrible rumbling and noises in my stomach along with major gas, it awakened me this morning at 7 with the need to move my bowels. It this still after effects of the drink for the test and will it subside?  I have IBS/C along with gastroparesis and very rarely do I have diarrhea except for those occasions when I have explosive bowel movements after taking amitza or mirilax at times.  I did take a lactaid pill and was wondering if that could cause the diarrhea in some people.  Thank you for your time and expertise.
Mary
Related Discussions
3 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Welcome to the gastroenterology community!  Yes, this is probably due to the lactose that you were given during the test, just like how milk can give people diarrhea.  However, most doctors will rarely do the hydrogen breath test anymore because having the patient just eliminate all lactose from their diet to see if it helps, works just fine.
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
Thank You.  The loose bm have stopped and I am back to being constipated.  If the lactose can give you diarhea (diarrhea) why don't I get it on a regular basis if I am lactose intolerant?
Blank
Avatar_f_tn
It might be because they gave you more lactose than you usually consume.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Gastroenterology Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank