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Causes Of Belly Button Pain
Get it checked.: An infection may be the cause of naval bleeding – especially if there is discharge, pain or odor. A second cause for bleeding can be trauma. A frequent scenario is when someone sticks their finger in their umbilicus to search for “lint” and they scratch or abrade the skin. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Appendix vs Other: In a young person who still has an appendix, fever and sudden onset of pain around the belly button can signal early appendicitis. If the pain moves to the lower right area of your belly or intensifies you should be seen in an ER. Blood in the stool is not usually a feature of appendicitis but should also be evaluated in-person if it continues with above symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more
I have abdominal on lt side of belly button tender above belly button diarrhea constipation trapped gas lower back pain abdominal spasms?
Doctor can evaluate: Abdominal pains and stool changes can be from many different causes. Infection with "stomach flu" viruses is a common cause. Other causes include eating "bad" food, medication effects, gall bladder problems, appendicitis, irritable bowel symptoms, ulcerative colitis, etc... A primary care doctor or a G.I. Specialist can evaluate and look for a diagnosis. ...Read more
Many possibilities: You have to think about external as well as internal causes. Has there been any external trauma to the area in sports, playing, etc? Thinking of internal issues, is there a history of constipation, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease? Have the child seen by the doctor for a good history on the problem, and a thorough exam. Hope this is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things: There is not sufficient information to provide an informed answer. It may be as simple as flatulence to a malignancy. How old are your? When do you get the pain? Relation to meals or bowel movement? Change in bowel habits? Palpable mass in abdomen? Relation to periods? If pain persists beyond two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more
Could pelvic inflammatory disease cause nausea loss of appetite and pain near and around right side of belly button?
Appendix issue: Check for appendicitis first . Next look for constipation from ur dilzem.third stop junk food. 4th do a pregnancy test if u d sexually active . 5. If u smoke pot- stop . 6. If you have burning urine,check for infection.there are many more but these are the common ones per ur symptoms ...Read more
My son complains of lower abdominal pains, around the area of lower belly button. What could be the cause?
Many conditions: cause lower abdominal pain in children, and evaluation depends on the severity and duration of the pain. Progressive pain that starts around the navel and moves to the RLQ along with fever and nausea/V needs to be assessed for appendicitis, but more common are viral gastroenteritis, constipation, indigestion, gas from lactose intolerance, gluten sensitivity, imbalanced diet, or nervous stomach. ...Read more
Many: Left abd. Pain causes include but is not limited to: ovarian cyst, ectopic pregnancy, diverticulitis, endometriosis, inguinal hernia, ovulation pain, intestinal obstruction, crohn’s disease, abscess, ulcerative colitis, seminal vesicle inflammation, cancer, aortic aneurysm, renal infection or stone, injury, angina, heart attack, pneumonia, enlarged or ruptured spleen, pancreatitis & obstipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities!: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young & healthy, and the pain is mild & resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid problems, reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, gall stone related problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, shingles rash, etc. ...Read more
Does pancreatitis cause burning across the gut, above the belly button, sudden vomiting and weakness?
Probably upper GI: The most likely thing is pylorospasm spasm of valve between stomach and duodenum, but peptic ulcer disease, pancreatic disease and gallbladder issues are other likely culprits. Colon issues can a cause if old enough for colonic pathology. Constipation as well. Impossible to say much more without more history. If not constipated, then try either mylanta or prilosec. If not better, see your physicia. ...Read more
Diverticulitis: This is a common cause, you must stop eating and go to the ER and get this checked they may start you on antibiotics ...Read more
What could be the cause of Belly button pain (no redness or discharge, just pain in and around belly button) Trouble eating ANY food (even cut out dairy) without rushing to the bathroom later with horrible diarrhea and stomach pains?
What can be the cause for sharp belly button pain? I rarely get these anymore, but it worsens when bending backwards or going to the bathroom?
What kind of viruses cause lower abdominal/ around belly button pain(only) n takes 5-7 days of healing?
Numerous: there are many viruses that can cause such symptoms. However, such a presentation is not limited to viruses but could be bacterial or parasites. In fact many bacterial causes of intestinal infection such as campylobacter (the most common) self resolve in such a time frame. When talking viral infections, they generally are self limiting. the key thing to remember: many viral and nonviral causes ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What can cause belly button and pelvic pain? it started out of nowhere in my belly button and moved to my pelvic area.
Abdominal pain: The causes are many, so if symptoms persist or worsen get examined ...Read more
Many things: This problem can only be solved by seeing her doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, her doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
What causes sharp vaginal cramping? Have not had a BM in 3-4 days. Can i be constipated?? Also some pretty sharp belly button pain. Is this serious?
Constipation: Constipation can explain your symptoms. You may take a laxative like Dulcolax for the immediate issue. For the long term drink enough water so that your urine is mostly colorless, and increase your fiber intake. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil or increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more
What causes belly button and lower abdomen pain, but it's exactly in the middle. I strained a little in a bowel movement and no relief of pain after.
Abdominal pain : You need examination as this could be many things ...Read more
Needs more info: Pain in the belly button can a sign of infection or an object in the belly button. If you are talking about abdominal pain around the belly button, the most common causes are constipation and high acid in the stomach. Seek medical care if the child develops fever, severe pain, persistent vomiting, bloody diarrhea, or pain in the right lower part of the abdomen. ...Read more
I HAVE A TERRIBLE BELLY BUTTON PAIN I AM 8 WEEKS PREG IS IT NORMAL I CANT BEND OR TURN AROUND IT HURTS SO BAD ?
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. Get checked NOW. ...Read more
About two inches down and four inches over to the left(my left) side of my belly button. Pain is generally on the surface or under skin.
My son is 5 years he been complaining about belly button pain but this time he has a fever what can this be ? Thank you
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