Can a delay in the diagnosis of lactose intolerance cause long term damage?

Emma - posted on 11/11/2009 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i took my 4 1/2 month old daughter to paediarician today after 4 months of her screaming in pain while feeding and while getting rid of wind, after all these months they have finally decided it sounds like lactose intolernce. my GP had already mentioned lactose intolerance several times but kept saying, Idon't reckon it's that, now however we have been told to try some lactose protein free formula milk prescribed by the Paediatrician for a couple of months to see if it helps. If it turns out that it is the problem, could the delay in diagnosing it have caused Eloise any long term damage to her stomach, intestine or digestive system?

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Nikki - posted on 11/03/2011

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Hear this often took me a year to get the doctors to find out what was wrong with my little one knew there was something waking up screaming and n ed had a hard poo. Finally saw a dietician After being mad think it was all in my head they took a sample of pop he has got it and worst case hopefully he will grow out of it :) long term i wasn't told there would be and did ask :)

Emer - posted on 10/31/2011

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my son is almost 4 years & just been confirmed hes lactose intolerent & seems great so far thankfully

Leen - posted on 01/13/2011

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my son only was diagnosed this week, he's 2 1/2 months old. he's a totally different baby now and the diarrhea finally has stopped!

Alice - posted on 10/13/2010

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My girlfriend did not receive a diagnosis for her daughter until 6 months. She is now 5 and doing AWESOME!

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