Patient Comments: Lactose Intolerance - Symptoms

The symptoms of lactose intolerance can vary greatly from patient to patient. What were your symptoms at the onset of your disease?

Comment from: ss2, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: August 22

My symptoms were severe bloating of my stomach, uncontrollable gas, and severe stomach pain. I was so miserable. I also had problems controlling my bowel movements after a meal. I would have to be close to a restroom at all times. I never knew when I would have to go to the bathroom.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: August 13

The primary symptom I experience with my lactose intolerance is terrible flatulence. After consuming one, 8-ounce glass of milk, I can expect to pass gas more than 200 times. It is a horrible and embarrassing experience.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Lactose Intolerance - Causes Question: When did you develop lactose intolerance?
Lactose Intolerance - Diet Question: What's it like to try the elimination diet? What were the results?
Lactose Intolerance - Treatment Question: What forms of treatment, including diet and supplements, have been effective for your lactose intolerance?

Patient Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on MedicineNet. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. MedicineNet does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.