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I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

Lots of things: There is a long list of things that can cause abdominal pain. Unless this was just there for a few minutes and went away i would suggest getting in to see your primary care provider relatively soon. If it is there and hasn't gone away you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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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Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime i stretch?

Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime i stretch?

Possible hernia : You could have an epigastric hernia with incarcerated fat. Stretching narrows the opening putting pressure on the extruded fat causing pain. Do you have a palpable lump at the site of your pain? If so then it is a hernia. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain above my belly button and when I palpate I feel a small knot?

May be a hernia: You may have an umbilical hernia. You should see your physician for an evaluation. The hernia may need to be reduced if it is painful. After being reduced, the hernia is deformity is repaired. ...Read more

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I have pain above my belly button every now and then usually not long after the pain stops I have a bm do you think my pain is just in my organs?

I have pain above my belly button every now and then usually not long after the pain stops I have a bm do you think my pain is just in my organs?

"Gas" Pain?: Given the information it sounds like it may be "gas pain". What i mean by that is probably pain arising from the large bowel contracting producing a cramping pain like gas pain. If you are constipated often, this may be the cause. I recommend to my patients to get about 20-30 grams of fiber per day to alleviate constipation. ...Read more

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Im getting pain above my belly button what could it be?

Im getting pain above my belly button what could it be?

What kind of pain?: Longstanding, episodic, unchanging discomfort? Is it meal-related, position-related, altered by stooling or gas passage, does it radiate elsewhere, is it associated with fever, weight loss, tenderness, loss of appetite, nausea/vomiting, blood in stool? Anticipate your doctor will be seeking this information when you present for appropriate evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I have been having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It has moved to under my belly button and right side. What could this be?

I have been having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It has moved to under my belly button and right side. What could this be?

Exam needed: It is concerning that you have belly pain that is now moving to the right side. Scary thing is that you may be affected with appendicitis. More history details are needed. But it is best for you to tell your parents what is happening, and get to the Emergency Department right away. DONT goto urgent care center; they will just send you to ER. Good luck ...Read more

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I have back pain and pain above my belly button. I also have some diarehea?

I have back pain and pain above my belly button. I also have some diarehea?

Flu perhaps: You may have a GI flu that is going around. If you develop a fever contact your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a pain above my belly button and also a lump should I go to the emergency room?

I have a pain above my belly button and also a lump should I go to the emergency room?

Probably not: Unless the pain is really severe, this is not an emergency room kind of problem. See your family doctor or internist for this. The emergency room is for emergencies. ...Read more

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