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I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

I'm experiencing upper abdominal pain above my belly button. What is it?

Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Belly pain is also known as Abdominal pain. Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more

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I have ongoing aching abdominal pain above my belly button this is unrelated to eating i also have pain in the lower right quadrant?

I have ongoing aching abdominal pain above my belly button this is unrelated to eating i also have pain in the lower right quadrant?

See physician: This could be reflective of any number of underlying disorders related to the stomach, small or large intestines, including then appendix or liver or gallbladder or pancreas. It may also be a sign of a hernia. It is best to be examined by a physician for a more thorough history and physical. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
Daily
Avoid fast movements
Once
See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
Weekly
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Iv been having attacks of abdominal pain above my belly button. The pain come and goes for about 2 days. Very nauseous loose stool and sometimes puke

Iv been having attacks of abdominal pain above my belly button. The pain come and goes for about 2 days. Very nauseous loose stool and sometimes puke

See your doctor: Lower abdominal pain can be a variety if things from gastroenteritis to appendicitis to strangulated umbilical hernia. The point if you are running a persistent fever, and pain is persistent and/or worsening please see your physician. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain right above my belly button. What does this mean?

Severe abdominal pain right above my belly button. What does this mean?

May be an ulcer, or?: There are many causes for abdominal pain. In that location (the epigastrium), i would likely think of ulcer. But other causes include pancreatitis, reflux, gall bladder disease, hepatitis, even heart disease. You get the picture! it's a broad menu. Please see your doctor and get this sorted out. Good luck. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Stretch and exercise
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Use NSAIDs and pain medications for relief
Daily
Get an X-ray/MRI in 4 weeks if not better
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See a spine specialist if not better after 6 weeks
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Last night/morning I have had some abdominal pain right above my belly button. It is tender to touch. Hurts worse when i bend down. I have no appendix?

Last night/morning I have had some abdominal pain right above my belly button. It is tender to touch. Hurts worse when i bend down. I have no appendix?

Epigastric hernia?: This could bean variety of things. If tender to the touch and worse with beating down it could be an entrapped or incarcerated hernia. There a re a variety of other intra-abdominal explanations that are possible but not likely to cause focal tenderness. ...Read more

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I am have abdominal pain just above my belly button can't eat can't drink making me vomit?

Abd pain; emesis: Can come from so many sources. Without further info, difficult to pin down source. See fp for thorough exam, tests, imaging (if necessary), treatment. Might be gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines. Good history & physical exam should determine cause. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use a good lumbar support for proper sitting posture
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Always focus on your posture
Daily
Try deep tissue massage
60 Min, Every other week, forever
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8 months PP constant abdominal pain above belly button after eating, dizziness, bad hair loss, fatigue, body weakness in AM, thyroid and iron normal.

8 months PP constant abdominal pain above belly button after eating, dizziness, bad hair loss, fatigue, body weakness in AM, thyroid and iron normal.

See GI, r/o celiac: Celiac disease is a digestive disease that damages the small intestine and interferes with absorption of nutrients from food. People who have celiac disease cannot tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye, and barley. Adults may manifest: anemia, fatigue, bone or joint pain, depression or anxiety. tingling numbness in the hands and feet, itchy skin rash and others. See a GI MD for testing. ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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