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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?

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Dr. Robert Kwok answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

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...

Answered Jan 2, 2021

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Dr. Elisa Ribelles-medhus answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Gastritis (often caused by stress, but also by medications like corticosteroids and NSAIDS (Motrin, Aleve, etc.) or aspirin. Also, Helicobacter Pylori is a bacteria that can cause it. Look for black, tar-like stools and signs of anemia like dizziness when going from lying down to standing up; shortness of breath on exertion, pale skin and mucous membranes, means signif. bleeding.

Answered Mar 21, 2020

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