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What is located a couple inches to the right of a belly button? I get this dull ache or pain there when I sit down and was curious what it may be.

What is located a couple inches to the right of a belly button? I get this dull ache or pain there when I sit down and was curious what it may be.

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Have been having a dull aching pain about 2-3 inches left of belly button. It's constant for the past hr and happened yesterday as well. Why is this?

Have been having a dull aching pain about 2-3 inches left of belly button. It's constant for the past hr and happened yesterday as well. Why is this?

Need eval: As a young woman this is potentially the area of your ovaries. There is possibility of cyst or other ovary issue. There are not many other organs in this area except for your colon- so if some thing was twisted or if there was a gas pocket you can get this type of pain. Recommend you see pcp if pain persists. ...Read more

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I have a slight, dull ache near the right side of my belly button. Could it be appendicitis?

I have a slight, dull ache near the right side of my belly button. Could it be appendicitis?

No: Pain from appendicitis becomes progressively worse over the period of one day. While a dull ache next to the belly button could be the earliest signs of appendicitis, pain from appendicitis will become sharp and intense and usually migrate to the right lower quadrant. ...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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Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.

Dull pain left below rib cage next to belly button dull ache 2 weeks comes and goes when upright. Ideas? 36 healthy female.

This could be...: Many things. Including a pulled muscle or pain deeper in the abdomen. You may be able to tell if it is shallow pain (somatic) if you "push" out your belly several inches, then "suck" it in. If this causes local pain or if tender to touch, pain is likely a muscle and not worrisome. Pain around belly button could be adenitis (inflammed lymph node from recent infection) and should improve. Get good exam. ...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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Have a sore area in my abdomen. It's between my belly button and ribs. Very sore when pressed. Occasional pain on movemen or dull ache. Cause? Action?

Have a sore area in my abdomen. It's between my belly button and ribs. Very sore when pressed. Occasional pain on movemen or dull ache. Cause? Action?

Many causes: This area of your abdomen contains many organs, any of which could be causing discomfort. Among these are the stomach, spleen, pancreas liver and gallbladder. At your age, the gallbladder is the most common. This can be associated with fever, nausea, or vomiting would make the likelihood higher. You will need to see your primary care doctor, or emergency if pain becomes severe or for vomiting ...Read more

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Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

Pain in lower abdomen, below belly button - extends from the far left side to far right side. Dull ache/burn across region. I eat VERY healthy.

More info needed: The diagnosis of abdominal pain can be tricky, and can't be done over the internet. Possibilities include inflammation of the bowel, urinary tract infection, pelvic infection, constipation, and tumors. Your will need to see your doctor, who will take a complete history, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests. ...Read more

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I have dull ache just right to my belly button and about an inch to the right for about 2 wks. Is this just due to gas and constipation/poor digestion?

I have dull ache just right to my belly button and about an inch to the right for about 2 wks. Is this just due to gas and constipation/poor digestion?

Not enough info: Its hard to tell without a good abdominal exam and history (i.e., does eating make it worse, does having a bowel movement make it better, etc). Feel free to contact us for a consult and hopefully we can clarify your symptoms better. Good luck and hope you feel well soon! ...Read more

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I have a small lump two inches below belly button that feels bruised when I touch it.  Also lower abdomen and lower back have dull ache.  Also nausea?

I have a small lump two inches below belly button that feels bruised when I touch it.  Also lower abdomen and lower back have dull ache.  Also nausea?

? hernia: This could be an umbilical hernia and if it's not fully reduced it may produce those symptoms. I recommend that you consult an abdominal SURGEON for evaluation as soon as possible in view of your current symptoms as an incarcerated hernia should be treated as soon as possible to avoid more serious complications like strangulation of a piece of intestine. ...Read more

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My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

My belly button feels sore and hurts don't know why?

Causes: Inflammation or presence of a hernia (umbilical hernia) are two possible causes of discomfort there. If there are associated redness and discharge infection is likely. A small lump is characteristic of a hernia. See your physician for diagno is and treatment as you shouldn't delay if the hernia is stuck (incarcerated) or if there is active inflammation/infection present. ...Read more

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What happens when your belly button becomes black and sore?

What happens when your belly button becomes black and sore?

Bad belly button?: Black and sore? Not sure what you are referring to, is it dirty, filled with lint or infected? First step would be to get in the shower and give it a good scrub and see what happens. IS there a hernia? ...Read more

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My belly button is swollen inside. Should I be concerned. It is not sore?

Swollen umbilicus: Sounds like an umbilical hernia. If it is not bothering you, you can just monitor it for now. Be sure your primary care doctor knows about it so when it becomes symptomatic he can refer you to a surgeon for repair. ...Read more

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I have a lump just above my belly button and it is sore, what could this be?

Hernia vs cyst: Most hernias aren't tender to touch. Those that hurt need to be evaluated immediately, regardless of anatomy. Any hernia can become more prominent w/valsalva maneuver (which increases pressure in belly). Cysts & abscesses won't change in size w/valsalva. Cysts shouldn't hurt unless infected. Obviously a pus pocket is infected & needs to be drained. Go see your family doc for evaluation & diagnosis. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

What does it mean when you are sore above the belly button?

Lots possible here: In what position do you feel better/ worse? What is the quality of pain--sharp, stabbing, pressure, bloating, gassiness? Where in your lower abdomen (right, mid, left) do you experience discomfort? Duration pain lasts? Is pain deep or superficial? Have you seen blood with stool or change in bowels? Any chance of pregnancy (sexually active)? Bladder or UTI symptoms? Constipated? Local trauma? ...Read more

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