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When You Visit Your Doctor - 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