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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...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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I have pain above the belly button and it feels bloated?

Belly button pain: Pain at the belly button or umbilicus is commonly caused by a hernia. Would recommend seeing a general surgeon to check it out. ...Read more

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I'm not much for going to a hospital but what are some of the reasons why you may have pain above the belly button?

Abdominal pain: Pain above the belly button could be mainly stomach like ulcer or irritation or spasm to the small intestine If your bowels is regular that will exclude the part of the large intestine in that area Depends on what kind of pain you are having burning pain or stabbing pain or squeezing pain is it related to food or stress or hunger pain The more information we have about your pain the more we can ...Read more

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Pain above the belly button which lasts for hours an hour after eating?

Pain above the belly button which lasts for hours an hour after eating?

Emergency: I take abdominal pain very seriously especially at your young age. A full exam and testing is required for your complaint of abdominal pain. Please call 911 or go to the emergency room . ...Read more

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I have pain above the belly button and feels bloated, i know that my stomach muscles are ripped?

I have pain above the belly button and feels bloated, i know that my stomach muscles are ripped?

Please clarify...: There are many excellent healthtap answers to which i would refer you regarding peri-umbilical discomfort and/or abdominal bloating. However, i'm having a hard time formulating a response to your question re: your "ripped stomach muscles." do you mean that muscle group is well-exercised or is traumatized/damaged? ...Read more

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Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Many possibilities!: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young & healthy, and the pain is mild & resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid problems, reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, gall stone related problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, shingles rash, etc. ...Read more

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I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

I'm constipated belly pain above the belly button sweet vagina smell?

Fix it: If you have pain from constipation, fix the pain. You can try an enema, milk of magnesia, miralax (polyethylene glycol). Most important to fixing constipation, however, is to drink more fluids and eat more fiber. I'm not sure what you were referring to by sweet vagina smell. The vagina shouldn't really smell... If it does, then you could have a bacterial infection and that is something nurse or doctor can help you w. ...Read more

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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

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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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