When You Visit Your Doctor — Lactose Intolerance

The Family Health Guide

Lactose Intolerance

Questions to Discuss with Your Doctor:

  • Do you have rumbling abdominal sounds after eating milk products?
  • Do you get abdominal cramps, bloating, or diarrhea after eating milk products?
  • Can you tolerate small amounts of milk?
  • Do your symptoms improve when you eliminate milk products from your diet?

Your Doctor Might Examine the Following Body Structures or Functions:

  • Careful abdominal exam
  • Rectal exam

Your Doctor Might Order the Following Lab Tests or Studies:

  • Trial of elimination of milk products from the diet
  • Hydrogen breath test
  • Lactose tolerance test