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A 50-year-old member asked:

What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma?

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Last updated Apr 5, 2017


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