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Belly Pain Near Belly Button
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
Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more
What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl
You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, I assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results.
Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more
Symptoms: distended belly Pain around belly button, nausea and extreme fullness after eating small meal Fix me doc!
I have belly pain to the right of myh belly button since I had my colostomy takedown CT scan showed some abcess or micro leak in the colon repair. Colon has been repaired since 7/11 and about every two months I get extreme pain low fever in that area. I
Uncertain: If your ct scan showed a colon leak after the colostomy take down surgery, you would need to see your surgeon to determine the clinical significance of the x-ray findings. Some degree of pain can be post-operative healing, but a chronic low low grade infection could cause pain too. Not all radiology findings are always meaningful, but also should not ignore until you are seen by your surgeon. ...Read more
3yr son w severe diarrhea past 24 hrs after several days (belly pain for wk) & now has rash behind ears & on b-button?
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
I'm having intense upper belly pain around my bellybutton and it comes and goes. Cramping pain mostly sometimes sharp, hurts when pressing on it?
Many things: There can be many causes for this. If it is becoming more severe or associated with nausea or vomiting, go to the emergency room ...Read more
Belly pain: Pain between the groin and the chest. ...Read more
Pain: Abdominal pain is tough to diagnose without examining the one who has it. Common causes of pain after an abortion include: an intrauterine infection or an incomplete abortion. Other causes range from intestinal gas, constipation, diarrhea, kidney stones, gall stones to ovarian torsion. So you need to see your doctor. ...Read more
Using this site: You get the most from this site when you provide background information on an issue & then asking a related question. Things like duration, frequency, when they started, any past treatment attempts, etc. The symptoms you cite can have many origins. If they have been interfering with your daily activities, you should schedule a visit. Write down the things I've mentioned before you & share with doc ...Read more
Need to see doctor: Abdominal pain is a pretty vague symptom, but usually not indicative of pregnancy. You should see your doctor for a comlpete history and physical exam. S/he will determine if you need further tests to sort this out. Make sure you tell her/him everything as completely as you can! ...Read more
Yes: Bleeding in the first trimester suggests possible miscarriage. It can also be due to other causes. Cramping and bleeding together are worrisome. In all cases it is best for women to contact their OB providers for an evaluation and diagnosis. ...Read more
Abd pain: There are quite a few things this could be, some are potentially very serious. You should see your doc asap! (it is also could be something harmless, but the harmful things need to be ruled out first). ...Read more
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