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My 11 yr old son is complaining the last 2 days of abdominal pain below his belly button. He has very low grade fever and is urinating more frequently. He's been up since 5am, I gave him a tylenol which seemed to help. Should I take him to uc or er? I am

My 11 yr old son is complaining the last 2 days of abdominal pain below his belly button. He has very low grade fever and is urinating more frequently. He's been up since 5am, I gave him a tylenol which seemed to help. Should I take him to uc or er? I am

Go to ER ASAP: An 11-yr old boy with lower abdominal pain has "appendicitis until proven otherwise". Please go to an emergency room as soon as you get this message (and hold off on giving him anything to eat or drink just in case he needs surgery). ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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?

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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What to do if I have a stomach ache under my belly button?

Prostatitis/diverti: Prostatitis and diverticulits can give these symptoms you must get this checked either in your doctors office or in the ER but soon preferably tonight ...Read more

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Having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It feels like a stomach ache. It has moved to under my belly button and a little bit on the right.?

Having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It feels like a stomach ache. It has moved to under my belly button and a little bit on the right.?

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Pls get checked. ...Read more

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9 year old has stomach aches around belly button. Dr says reflux and prescribed PPI but doesn't help. Could it be something more serious? Not H.pylori

9 year old has stomach aches around belly button. Dr says reflux and prescribed PPI but doesn't help. Could it be something more serious? Not H.pylori

Maybe: It depends on how long you've been on the medication and what you're doing to watch his diet to make sure that the food doesn't have a lot of acid or upset his stomach in anyway. Giving him a bland diet for 7 to 10 days would be beneficial. If the pain gets worse or doesn't get better than return as soon as possible to the doctor that prescribed the medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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Went Dr. Yesterday tested H. pylori. Said con't Prilosec 2 months. Can stomach aches morning below belly button be related to ulcer or acid reflux?

Went Dr. Yesterday tested H. pylori. Said con't Prilosec 2 months. Can stomach aches morning below belly button be related to ulcer or acid reflux?

Probably not related: Pain from reflux or an ulcer is most typically felt in the upper abdomen near the rib cage or just behind the breastbone. Pain in the lower abdomen below navel would be a very unusual place to feel it. Hard to say what might be the cause however as details are few. Best to mention this to your doctor. ...Read more

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How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

How do a stomach ache and abdomen ache differ?

None: Usually patient calls abdominal pain as stomachk pain.
Medically stomach pain is in upper abdoman and abdominal pain could be in any part of abdomen or all over abdomen. ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Waves of upper abdominal pain radiating to right lower abdomen?

Consultation advised: If this is a new problem you should you need to see a physician as soon as possible to examen you and diagnose and treat you. If this is a chronic problem see your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment; you can also have a consultation here at Health Tap which may be helpful. A video, voice only or INBOX text consultation is best. A text chat is not advised for this problem. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

How can I cure a stomach ache/ cramps in lower abdomen?

Depends on the cause: Of the ache and cramps. There are 100's of possible causes of your symptoms. Some of them could be serious or require immediate operation. See you doctor so he can figure it out for you. ...Read more

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