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A 28-year-old male asked:

Why does it hurt in and around my belly button. also the middle of my abdominal also hurts? can it be gastritis or ibs?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
There are too many possible causes to know from the minimal information you provide. If you have had similar symptoms with IBS, that's obviously a likely possibility. Otherwise, contact your doctor or get seen soon. Any new or unexplained abdominal pain should be professionally evaluated. If the pain is severe, or if other symptoms like fever, blood in stools, etc, get care ASAP. Good luck.
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