If you suffer from lactose intolerance, after the consumption of milk related products, you might experience
- Bloating (trapped wind in babies)
- Farting (flatulence)
- Stomach upset and cramps
- Headaches or migraines
- Watery stools (may be yellow or green in colour)
NOTE: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) has almost identical symptoms, although the causes are different. Even if you experience such symptoms it is advised to have the lactose intolerance confirmed by the doctor as it is not the case for 3 in 10 patients. Once you are diagnosed with lactose intolerance it is advised to get checked for fructose malabsorbtion too, as these often go hand in hand.