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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

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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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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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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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I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.

I have DJD and Crohn's. Abdominal pain above belly button, hurts to move. Can't stand up straight.

Need an exam: This Q & A box is not intended for diagnosis. With your type of problem you need to see a physician who can question you about your symptoms and examen you and order appropriate tests if necessary for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Severe abdominal pain above belly button and lower back pain. Is this my gastritis?

Yes: Yes it sounds like that avoid greasy and spicy food tame medication from OTC and try to avoid stress. See your doctor ...Read more

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I have DJD & Crohn's Disease. Abdominal pain above belly button. No appetite, vomited once, black loose stool 6 times, can't stand up straight.

I have DJD & Crohn's Disease. Abdominal pain above belly button. No appetite, vomited once, black loose stool 6 times, can't stand up straight.

Go to ER!: Black stools is a sign of bleeding from your GI tract and I'm worried you've lost enough blood that you're feeling dizzy. It can get worse if you don't get checked out asap! ...Read more

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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.

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

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Slight abdominal pain about inch above the belly button and sometimes an inch below the belly button. Tends to get worse after eating. 3 weeks now.?

Time for check-up: Peri-umbilical discomfort of any kind is not to be ignored--its a warning sign that something may be wrong inside your abdomen. Please see my many healthtap answers on the subject of what causes abdominal pain. Not all such problems are serious, but you don't want to miss the problem that is. Your constellation of symptoms may or may not be related. Get checked please. ...Read more

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Husband is 30 no health problems has abdominal pain 2 in above belly button only hurts when active better with rest now other symptoms. What is it?

Only a guess: Perhaps a small muscle tear or pull - like a hernia. If possible since rest helps, he should give it as much rest time as possible - certainly not overdo demanding activity. An exam can be helpful to rule out anything more serious. Best! ...Read more

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I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

Appendicitis: Evaluating abdominal pain is like solving a mystery. There are usually many different possibilities, which can be narrowed down by asking the right questions, doing a careful examination, performing simple blood tests+/- radiology tests. Constant rlq abdominal pain needs to be approached as "appendicitis until proven otherwise" due to the risks of no treatment. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of abdomen by belly button what can this be, hurts to walk and to press on stomach pain killers don't help?

Appendicitis?: Pain and tenderness at the area you mentioned suggests appendicitis could be possible. You need to be seen by a doctor ASAP. It may be something else, but a ruptured appendix can be a serious and even potentially life-threatening condition. Go to your doctor or an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what I do.?

Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what I do.?

Doctor can check: The central area from the bottom of the ribs to the belly button is called the epigastric area. A person with severe pain should be evaluated by his primary care doctor or at the E.R. Possible causes include pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, gall stones, twisted bowel, damage to big blood vessels in the abdomen, etc., etc... ...Read more

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I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

Gallstones?: This could be any number of problems involving the stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, . A full history and physical along with diagnostic testing and imaging is recommended. ...Read more

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11year old gets sick every 3 months. Abdomen pain near belly button. Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed. Now again?

11year old gets sick every 3 months. Abdomen pain near belly button. Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed. Now again?

See GI doc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. A meckel's diverticulum comes to mind. This is an abnormal area in the intestine that occurs during fetal development. It can cause symptoms that come and go, including pain and GI bleeding. A doctor who specializes in the digestive tract (gastroenterologist) might be the right person to figure out what's going on. Ask your provider to refer you! ...Read more

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