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My son vomits every time he eats. He is naueous all the time. He has intermittent abdominal pain around the belly button as well. What could this be?

My son vomits every time he eats.  He is naueous all the time. He has intermittent abdominal pain around the belly button as well. What could this be?

See your Dr.: Those are the types of symptoms that could have many causes. You didn't mention the age of your son but either way he should be evaluated by your physician. Constipation sometimes leads to abdominal discomfort in children but this needs to be evaluated. ...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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15 days after an appendectomy, my 4 yr old son starts having intermittent abdominal pain around belly button w/ low grade fever. What to do?

15 days after an appendectomy,  my 4 yr old son starts having intermittent abdominal pain around belly button w/ low grade fever. What to do?

Mgt: I would suggest monitoring his temperature and letting your PCP know about any fever, vomiting or worsening pain. It may be an infection related or unrelated to the surgery. If there is acute worsening, please see the ED right away. The scar should now be healed and dry. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Abdominal pain/tight around belly button, hard to pass worm shaped poop, explosive diarrhea. Have hemorrhoids. Hard to pass gas. Some foods upsetBelly?

Many reason for these symptoms: . The pain around the belly button is called Perry umbilical pain and usually associated with small intestinal cramping. This can occur as a result of food poisoning, viruses, inflammatory bowel disease, and sometimes even severe stress. Hemorrhoids are simply a symptom of poor nutrition along with lack of exercise. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, 2 days nausea, tender abdomen,bloating or abdominal fullness,most pain around belly button and some towards the right but not a lot. ?

Abdominal pain, 2 days nausea, tender abdomen,bloating or abdominal fullness,most pain around belly button and some towards the right but not a lot. ?

Appendix?: The symptoms you describe would be most worrisome for acute appendicitis. I would suggest that you present to urgent care center or to the emergency room for evaluation and to confirm or deny this possibility. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain 1-2" around the belly button I have been having chronic abdominal pain for approx 2 months, more recently i've been having the pain 1-2" around belly button. I am a 23 year old male. 2 months ago i was having severe abdominal pain. After t

Honestly : Honestly the best thing in your case is to follow up with your doctor. After careful review of the ct hopefully he/she can pinpoint the problem. It may need to be repeated, or other diuagnostic testing may be in order. If a diagnosis can't be made, a general surgery consult is not a bad idea to explore surgical diagnostic options if deemed appropriate. In the meantime make sure that your doctor manages your pain. You should not be uncomfortable. Best of luck. ...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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I'm having pelvic back and low abdomen pain for about 3 days now. I have a 99.8 fever. Also pain around the belly button. Stomach is hard and swollen.

I'm having pelvic back and low abdomen pain for about 3 days now. I have a 99.8 fever. Also pain around the belly button. Stomach is hard and swollen.

See a doctor ASAP!: There are several possibilities for symptoms like these, many of them potentially serious. If you are sexually active, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection) due to chlamydia or gonorrhea is high on the list. Others include appendicitis, severe urinary tract infection, diverticulitis, endometriosis, infected ovarian cyst, and others. Don't mess around with this: get care now! ...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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Lower abdomen pain below belly button trailing right through intestinal. 7 hours radiates from discomfort to high. Nausea and 101 fever?

Lower abdomen pain below belly button trailing right through intestinal.  7 hours radiates from discomfort to high. Nausea and 101 fever?

Appendicitis: If you have your appendix, you may not by tomorrow morning. This description sounds very suspicious for acute appendicitis. If you already have fever as you report, you may be close to rupture if not already. You need to get yourself to an emergency room tonight. I'd prefer someone drive you or call ambulance. Don't wait any longer - go now! ...Read more

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I've been having episodes of severe abdomen pain on the rght side underneath my ribs and centre above my belly button CRP was 114 ALT 340 recent blood tests now normal liver scan booked what is wrong?

I've been having episodes of severe abdomen pain on the rght side underneath my ribs and centre above my belly button CRP was 114 ALT 340 recent blood tests now normal liver scan booked what is wrong?

? Gall gall bladder: I would go immediately to an ultrasound of the gall bladder if you have not had that. If it is negative, you should have a hida nuclear medicine scan to look for biliary dyskinesia. If either are positive, you should see a surgeon about a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. If negative, you should see a GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohsis, gallstone..Yesterday night felt abdomen pain below left of belly button. Had banana. Could it be gastric prob. Urine n stool are ok?

Hepc, cirohsis, gallstone..Yesterday night felt abdomen pain below left of belly button. Had banana. Could it be gastric prob. Urine n stool are ok?

Several possibles: Hernia at your umbilicus, bad gallbladder, ulcer, are all possible diagnoses for your post prandial abdominal pain. Your case is complex, so best to check in with your regular doc for exam. Go sooner if you have fever, abdominal wall mass or vomiting. Be well. ...Read more

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Abdominal Pain (Definition)

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