Ashburn, VA
A 16-year-old female asked:

The area to the left of my belly button is swollen and hurts. are there any muscles or organs there i should be concerned about??

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Your colon: This is the area where your descending colon carries your poop before you dump it. If you are retaining/constipated it will bulge. Only an exam could sort this out from other possibilities.
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