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Can diarrhea cause lower abdominal pain under belly button? i was very consipated and took milk of magnesia. i have mild diarrhea now but my lower stomach hurts now. thanks

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
Abdominal pain: Diarrhea doesn't cause the pain, but may be associated with cramping, Other causes of lower abdominal discomfort include irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis of the colon or inflammatory bowel disease. See a physician if abdominal pain persists,, especially if there's associated tenderness,

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