A 18-year-old male asked:
Stomach is tender below the center of my rib cage but above belly button. hurts when something touches it or pushes down on it.i got a blood test done for amylase and lipase. liver function came back normal. ultrasound came normal. what could it be?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can recheck: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young and healthy, and pain is mild and resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid reflux or ulcer symptoms, pancreatitis, liver or gallstone problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, stomach flu, etc...
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Internal Medicine 41 years experience
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Last updated Jan 2, 2021
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