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Lactose intolerance and Diarrhea - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
how can i help you
User :   hi
User :   I have been having some stomach issues for quite sometime now
Doctor :  
User :   I know that I am lactose intollerant, but it seems to be more than that now
Doctor :  
User :   i pretty much have constant diarrhea, but really have no other symptoms
User :   it is really more annoying then anything else
Doctor :  
your age
User :   27
Doctor :  
and when were you diagnosed lactose intolerance
Doctor :  
in childhood
User :   yes
User :   and have always just taken the Lactaid over the counter medicine for it
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
so th stomach upset as started now
Doctor :  
or is it there from first
User :   i am sorry, I dont understand what you are asking
Doctor :   now what is your problem?
User :   it just seems as though it does not matter what I eat, with-in an hour or so I have diarrhea. I can take 2 immodium and it will go away, but it is annoying that I really have to be worried if we are out somewhere...I can not remember the last time I had a solid bm
Doctor :  
Doctor :  
did you consult your doctor regardin this
User :   no. I do not have a primary care doctor, and was at first hoping it would just work itself out
Doctor :  
if you had only intolerance tolactose than you can give a trial
Doctor :  
since you say that it doesnt matter what you eat
Doctor :  
it will require detailed investigation
User :   ok
User :   thanks
Doctor :  
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