Lactose Intolerance (cont.)
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When to Seek Medical Care
Most people with lactose intolerance are able to manage their symptoms without any medical care. Generally, lactose intolerance symptoms are mild, intermittent in nature, self-limited, and not life-threatening.
However, in the presence of severe diarrhea, marked abdominal pain, fever, or other unusual and prolonged symptoms, a prompt visit to the doctor's office or the emergency room may be advisable to ensure that other more serious conditions are investigated.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/13/2014
Bhupinder Anand, MD
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