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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 Pain (Definition)

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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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 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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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.?

Many things: Your symptoms could be multiple problems. You should seek medical attention. The possibilities include but are not limited to gastritis, gallbladder problems, pancreatitis, appendicitis, ect. ...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

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)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the ...Read more