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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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I've been having bad pain above my belly button for about a month now and have been nauseous. I also have this little bump inside belly button.Help?

I've been having bad pain above my belly button for about a month now and have been nauseous. I also have this little bump inside belly button.Help?

See physician: If you have pain for a month, should see physician. Answer to your problems requires history and physical exam and then determination of testing. ...Read more

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I have pain above my belly button and below my sterum. It feels like there is a object there and when i push on the area i can feel it moving around. ?

I have pain above my belly button and below my sterum. It feels like there is a object there and when i push on the area i can feel it moving around. ?

Epigastric hernia: is a common condition caused by a weakness in your abdominal wall between your belly button and sternum. If left untreated, an epigastric hernia can cause serious health complications. See your PCP for consultation. ...Read more

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I have pain above my belly button and feel nauseous, i had an appendix operation in august?

I have pain above my belly button and feel nauseous, i had an appendix operation in august?

Incisional hernia: Occasionally a hernia will develop at the laprascopic scar near the belly button. Ok to check in with your doc or surgeon. An ultrasound of the area can diagnose. ...Read more

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Why am i feeling pain above my belly button sharp pains above my belly button for 1 day and have my period

Pain : Pain above your belly button could be many possibilities. If you think there is any chance you could be pregnant then take a test, and if it is positive then you must be seen immediately if you are having pain. The gallbladder is above your belly button (umbilicus) and to the right and can cause pain. Pain in the middle above your umbilicus can be an ulcer or irritation to the stomach. Pain on the left can be the pancreas. Please be medically evaluated by your doctor. If you develop increased pain, any chest pain, vomiting or fever then you need to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I've had a constant pain above my belly button for 12 hours now. Paracetamol not getting rid of it.

Pancreatitis: The pain you are describing is classic for acute pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas gland). This should be evaluated immediately with a blood test (amylase and lipase level). Pancreatitis if present is reversible but the outcome is best when addressed right away. If that is negative, you need imaging of your abdomen with a ct scan. Call your doctor right away. ...Read more

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I had a laparoscopy 5 weeks ago and have persistent hot pain above my belly button when sitting it extends over my abdominal area?

I had a laparoscopy 5 weeks ago and have persistent hot pain above my belly button when sitting it extends over my abdominal area?

Nerve or other: You had laparoscopy 5 weeks ago. You have hot sensation above belly button. It could be a nerve trapped. It could be infection but you would expect drainage. Might be prudent to see your surgeon to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with rectocele, but now have excruciating pain above my belly button across my tummy (below my ribs). Should i be worried?

I have been diagnosed with rectocele, but now have excruciating pain above my belly button across my tummy (below my ribs). Should i be worried?

Prob not rectocele: Rectocele typically causes vaginal pressure and difficulty with bowel movements. The symptoms you describe are not typically associated with rectocele. A doctor should evaluate. ...Read more

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I've been getting chest pain, and it kinda goes to both my breast on the top if that makes sense, and also pain above my belly button what can it be?

I've been getting chest pain, and it kinda goes to both my breast on the top if that makes sense, and also pain above my belly button  what can it be?

Depends: In many cases, this is related to muscles or ligaments in the chest however depending on your age, other symptoms and risk factors for heart disease and other ailments you might need an evaluation for a heart, lung or stomach problem. See your doctor soon about these symptoms and if they are persistent or progressive, along with symptoms like shortness of breath or dizziness, go to ER. ...Read more