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I have a painful small swelling right above my belly button. not all the time, but when it occurs it's painful. i'm 53. the doctor said it's gas! ???

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Navel: This may be an umbilical hernia that intermittently protrudes and then reduces. These are serious when they incarcerate(fail to reduce). My advice is to be evaluated by an abdominal surgeon.

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Last updated Oct 24, 2016

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