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A 24-year-old female asked:

pulling pain in belly button. went away with advil (ibuprofen). no longer hurts but still pulling. daily nausea & dizziness. abdominal ultrasound and x-ray clear?

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Dr. Daniel Cabot
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Try pooping: A general rule in medicine @ your age says the closer the pain is to the belly button, the more likely it is to be benign. You could be getting a bowel obstruction, especially if you have a history of constipation or low fiber diet. There are plenty of other things it could be, but this is usually what i find. Try a gentle laxative and/or increased dietary fiber.

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Last updated May 10, 2013

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