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Recurring Abdominal Pain

So far you have not noticed extra problems from dairy products. However, since you have pain after eating, you should consider this possibility closely. Incomplete digestion of milk sugar ("lactose intolerance") leads to gas, cramps in the lower abdomen or navel area, and diarrhea because milk sugar that you have not absorbed is fermented by bacteria in your colon.

The fact that you have pain after eating should be explored further, to understand whether your digestion is what makes you uncomfortable.

Do your cramps feel more comfortable after you pass a bowel movement, or does your diarrhea alternate with episodes of constipation?

Yes, I have relief passing stool or inconsistent stools.

No, I have not noticed this.

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