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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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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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When I lay on my back there is a bulge above belly button centre of rib cage, afraid could this be terminal?

When I lay on my back there is a bulge  above belly button centre of rib cage, afraid could this be terminal?

Not to Worry: Its the bottom of your sternum ("Breast plate") called the "Xyphoid Process" a piece of cartilage , thats all, perfectly benign. NOT to worry and don't poke at it..I know you are! It will just make it sore! ...Read more

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Tummy ache for 6 days then stopped for two now back? Started below belly button is now central just a dull ache but bothersome

Tummy ache for 6 days then stopped for two now back? Started below belly button is now central just a dull ache but bothersome

Many causes: There are many causes for abdominal pain. Best advice is to get examined by a physician. If that's not convenient, an online consultation at Heath Tap Prime may be helpful. For general advice on abdominal pain see: http://bit.ly/10RdXop and http://bit.ly/1wHiTeR Best wishes. ...Read more

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Tummy ache for 4 days just dull ache centre below belly button the first day was getting a shooting pain now and again and having too lean over ?

Tummy ache for 4 days just dull ache centre below belly button the first day was getting a shooting pain now and again and having too lean over ?

Appendix?: Could be a number of things. Sometimes appendicitis starts centrally in the abdomen and then moves to the right lower quadrant. So, watch out for that. If there are other symptoms, of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, definitely seek further evaluation by a physician. Other signs to not wait any longer for an exam are fever, blood in the stool. ...Read more

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My stomach feels tender and uncomfortable frequently just below my belly button and usually off centre. Sometimes it turns into quite painful cramping?

My stomach feels tender and uncomfortable frequently just below my belly button and usually off centre. Sometimes it turns into quite painful cramping?

Typically gas: Mid abdominal pain near the umbilicus (belly button) is most often associated with gas. The small intestines are the only structure near the belly button. When the intestines distend with gas, the stretching can be perceived as pain. Certainly other possibilities exist as well. Pelvic pain from menstrual cramps can possibly be perceived as higher abdominal cramps as well. ...Read more

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I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have just noticed a dark mole in my belly button I haven't seen before, it has a darker centre. I'm worried skin cancer?

I'm 25 weeks pregnant and have just noticed a dark mole in my belly button I haven't seen before, it has a darker centre. I'm worried skin cancer?

Watch for any change: Moles are common. Most of them are benign and remain so for most of their life cycle. So you can watch them for any changes in size or color. A Photograph may help you to know if it shows any changes from one month to the other. ...Read more

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Sore stomach for 1 week pain in right hand side spread to belly button and left hand side bit of bruising coming up on right hand side centre?

Sore stomach for 1 week  pain in right hand side spread to belly button and left hand side bit of bruising coming up on right hand side centre?

See doc urgently: In the absence of trauma, this could be a manifestation of internal inflammation particularly the pancreas( cullens sign and grey turners sign--- google these and have a look at the images to see if they resemble your bruising. ), or sometimes of internal bleeding. Please see your physician right away. ...Read more

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What leads to pain than starts by the belly button, then moves to the lower right abdomen?

Appendicitis: This could be early appendicitis. You will have the pain intensify and develop fever possible vomiting. GO to the ER now have them check you and see if it is your appendix ...Read more

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I have a profound "heartbeat" in abdomen. Just above belly button. Should i be concerned about this?

I have a profound "heartbeat" in abdomen. Just above belly button. Should i be concerned about this?

Prior : Prior to answering your question, avvo's terms of use state, "such information should be used only as a starting point for addressing your medical issues. It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should not disregard medical advice from your doctor, or avoid obtaining medical care, due to any health information you obtain on the site." without knowing your age, eating habits, body habitus (weight, bmi), complete blood count and other lab tests, past medical history, a simple "no" or "yes" answer will not suffice. I would recommend visiting your primary care physician to discuss all of these. In general, thin individuals when laying flat on their back, can see their abdominal aorta (i.e. "heartbeat" in the abdomen) pulsating which delivers oxygen to the lower parts of your body, and this is normal. However, if you are having symptoms, have a past history or family history of "heart problems", it would be wise to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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I have a dull pain in my right abdomen about 2 to 4 inches right of my belly button i've had it for weeks what could this be. ?

I have a dull pain in my right abdomen about 2 to 4 inches right of my belly button i've had it for weeks what could this be. ?

Could be many things: It could be gall bladder, stomache, bowel problem, etc. You need to see a doctor to get a full check up since it already 2 weeks to find out the true cause. ...Read more

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What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

What would cause a foul smell with a discharge from the belly button? There is also a great deal of pain in my abdomen.

Uracheal cyst: Among many other potentially more serious diagnoses such as cancer, fistulae, ruptured umbilical hernia, etc... The most common condition causing the problem is a uracheal cyst remnant that's draining. Get it looked at. You'll need antibiotics and likely a resection of the cyst if it persists. ...Read more

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I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen about 3 inches across from my belly button. What could it be? It does not hurt.

I discovered a lump on the right side of my abdomen  about 3 inches across from  my belly button.  What could it be? It does not hurt.

Painless Lumps: Without pain or other symptoms of being ill this is most likely the benign and common problem of a lipoma. Lipomas are common collections of extra fat cells. The surgeons cut them out if they become painful or infected. ...Read more

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I have a pain lower left abdomen side. In between belly button and left side. Been there all day and worse when I cough. What is this?

I have a pain lower left abdomen side. In between belly button and left side. Been there all day and worse when I cough. What is this?

Left lower abd pain: Well, there isn't too much hanging out in that area. But, since you are female, you always have to consider ovarian problems or uterine problems. Any other symptoms? Are you possibly pregnant? Inflammation of the colon and constipation can also cause left lower abdominal pain. If you have constipation, I would try a stool softener and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I've taken 2 preg. Test, they both came out negative. But it's been 3 months and i feel like my abdomen around my belly button and lower is chubbier?

I've taken 2 preg. Test, they both came out negative. But it's been 3 months and i feel like my abdomen around my belly button and lower is chubbier?

Unlikely: To be pregnancy after two negative tests which are very accurate . The most important thing to pay attention is that are there any other signs of pregnancy other than abdominal distention . If you are seriously worried , i think seeing your obgyn would be reassuring . Good luck. ...Read more

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