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What could be the reason for a dull pain left of belly button?

What could be the reason for a dull pain left of belly button?

Umbilical pain: An umbilical hernia is possible but typically the area of pain will look irregular and/ or feel irregular. Have your family physician examine the area to determine cause as this could be serious. ...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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Dull pain to the left of belly button for 3 days straight. Is it just gas or could it be more serious?

Dull pain to the left of belly button for 3 days straight. Is it just gas or could it be more serious?

Abdominal Pain: Abdominal pain left of the belly button is usually about your colon..So gas, constipation, stomach flu are some common reasons for an ache. There is also more serious problems such as crohn's disease and/ or diverticulitis. If the pain is increasing or if you have a fever or see any blood in the stool please see your trusted medical advisor. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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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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Had sharp pain across belly button. Now have dull pain on left side thru back down to groin. Very painful. Can't see dr until Mon. What to do?

Had sharp pain across belly button. Now have dull pain on left side thru back down to groin. Very painful. Can't see dr until Mon. What to do?

Pain: These symptoms may reflect a kidney stone or a kidney infection. It is atypical for kidney pain to reflect to the navel, but the other symptoms you describe suggest kidney and ureteral pain. The other possibility is an ovarian cyst problem or pelvic tube infection. I recommend you be evaluated sooner than Monday. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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My stomache feels like its burnin and theres dull pain under my right rib cage and rt side but also on left abdomen hurts too and by belly button?

My stomache feels like its burnin and theres dull pain under my right rib cage and rt side but also on left abdomen hurts too and by belly button?

Its hard to read: this and give enough information, but with that combination of complaints and that you also list diarrhea and nausea amongst your conditions you should be seen in person by a medical provider. Quizzing you on scope, intensity duration and frequency of your symptoms and examining you in person is likely your next step. Again its hard to be complete in 400 characters, but go get seen ...Read more

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Should i go to e.R. I've been having a dull pain on my left side about 2 and a half inches from my belly button, i constantly feel my side hurting when i walk and if i breathe in deep or out i feel it squeezing, I have never had this type of pain before

Abdominal : Abdominal pain can be serious, so it is always a good idea to see or call your doctor for instructions on wheter or not you need to be seen in the office or emergency room. All doctors have a 24 hour emergency line. However i always tell patients if they are in excrutiationg pain they should present to an urgent care or emergency room. Tas far as your question, appendicitis typically causes right lower quadrant abdominal pain, however this is not always true, and may be caus e a more generalized abdominal pain. By the date of this post i hope your symptoms have resolved by now, or you were able to seek care. If not please do so immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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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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