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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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65 lb dog jumped on lower abdomen. Abdominal pain below belly button, belly button has blood in it, have not had a bowel movement since Sunday. ?

65 lb dog jumped on lower abdomen. Abdominal pain below belly button, belly button has blood in it, have not had a bowel movement since Sunday. ?

Exam needed: Contusion of the abdominal wall and possible intestinal injury are possibilities. Since you have ongoing lower abdominal discomfort and lack of bowel movement, an examination by a physician is needed. Very worrisome symptoms would be abdominal distension, vomiting, and bloody stools. ...Read more

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9 year old daughter has abdominal stabbing pain below belly button.

9 year old daughter has abdominal stabbing  pain below  belly button.

Stabbing pain: Your daughter may be constipated which is resulting in pain. ...Read more

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Lower abdominal pain below belly button feels like menstrual pain but its not and very nauseous with diarrhea. Been happening for awhile. Any ideas?

Lower abdominal pain below belly button feels like menstrual pain but its not and very nauseous with diarrhea. Been happening for awhile. Any ideas?

Difficult: These type of complaints warrant a more thorough history and exam as this could be your ovaries, intestine, urinary tract or other things. I would suggest a face to face visit with your doctor for more complete answers. Good luck ...Read more

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I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

I have sharp lower abdominal pain like right below my belly button, It's so sharp that I have to be still or it'll hurt worse if I move. I am female?

Seek care urgently: You may have a very serious problem. Please go to your nearest emergency room or urgent care center. It sounds urgent enough that you may want to go by ambulance. ...Read more

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I'm having lower right abdominal pain. It's 4" below my belly button and 3" to the right of that. It hurts when I walk, sit, or put pressure on it.

I'm having lower right abdominal pain. It's 4" below my belly button and 3" to the right of that. It hurts when I walk, sit, or put pressure on it.

Many possibilities: These symptoms can be associated with many different conditions, most not too serious. In young female, if it has been going on for some time (weeks-months), there is a high likelihood of being a gynecologic issue. If acute (couple of days or less) go to an ER. Otherwise, see your GYN. ...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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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