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A 43-year-old female asked about a 52-year-old male:

I have a sharp burning pain just below and to the right of my naval that last just a few secs, and happen abt every 2 hrs. what is causing the pain ?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Many possibilities,: impossible to tell with any reliability from a distance, likely difficult even close up & bad info often harmful. Anatomy at location, from surface in: skin, subcutaneous fat, abdominal wall muscles (several layers), omentum, small intestines, etc. However, given embryologic development & nervous system design, pain sensation could easily be referred from another location, other organs/anatomy.
Last updated Aug 22, 2015

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