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I have cramping pain about 3 inches above my belly button and bloating. What can cause this?

I have cramping pain about 3 inches above my belly button and bloating. What can cause this?

More info needed: This symptom is nonspecific and could be caused by an umbilical hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic disease, adhesions, etc. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...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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I have extreme bloating above my belly button for several hours after I have eaten, there is no pain, I have heartburn often.

I have extreme bloating above my belly button for several hours after I have eaten, there is no pain, I have heartburn often.

Possibly due to acid: Your symptoms may be due to acid, especially since you mention heartburn. Try 2 weeks of omeprazole 20 mg once a day- taken 1/2 hr before a meal. See:www. Webmd. Com/heartburn-gerd/.../what-is-acid-reflux-disease

You may benefit from use of probiotics to get your Gi tract in better balance as well. Also consider possible food in tolerance to gluten or lactose, or use of artificial sweeteners. ...Read more

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Started with bloating. Then gas. Now my belly button hurts when I bend certain ways... I was on a diet and immediately stopped it all b/c I got sick?

Started with bloating. Then gas. Now my belly button hurts when I bend certain ways... I was on a diet and immediately stopped it all b/c I got sick?

Could be serious: Most likely it is not serious. .. 'bloating' and 'gas' are experienced by millions daily. The "belly button hurts" when you bend may (or may not) be serious.
The navel is the site for umbilical hernias which can hurt when people bend or cough and compress the intestine in the hernia.
Please have a doctor check you. .. If it's only gas - try your diet again and see what happens.
Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Significant bloating above belly button. Not affected by eating. Tender to touch just above belly button. Coeliac tTGA test positive, biopsy negative.

Significant bloating above belly button. Not affected by eating. Tender to touch just above belly button. Coeliac tTGA test positive, biopsy negative.

Eliminate gluten: Getting rid of gluten in the diet for 2-3weeks is worth trying to see if you feel better and the distention to go away. Eliminating dairy and adding back after 2-3 weeks as a trial may also be helpful. See your doctor if symptoms continue ...Read more

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Pressure/bloating 3" above belly button. Feels hard to breathe. Happens b4 I even eat. Feels like I'm gonna stop breathing. Anxiety?

Pressure/bloating 3" above belly button. Feels hard to breathe. Happens b4 I even eat. Feels like I'm gonna stop breathing. Anxiety?

Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked pls. ...Read more

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I m constantly having dark brown stool and slight pain and hardness around belly button and I also feel pulsation and bloating when pressed?

I m constantly having dark brown stool and slight pain and hardness around belly button and I also feel pulsation and bloating when pressed?

See a doctor: The pulsating thing worry me.
if you are super skinny then do not worry too much abou it, but if you are not and still feel pulasting mass see a doctor.
your dark stool reflect what you eat, drink more water and juices, and eat more fruit and vegetable and less meat and spices you will see a differences in your stool.
if not a doctor might have to do endoscopy to rule out ulcer, or gastritis. ...Read more

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I'm having lower ab pain from belly button down and extreme bloating 4 10 days with light brown/clay colored stool and dr said I need to wait it out?

I'm having lower ab pain from belly button down and extreme bloating 4 10 days with light brown/clay colored stool and dr said I need to wait it out?

Abdominal pain: There are several causes of abdominal pain. If it is constant, severe, associated with fever or vomiting then immediate attention is necessary. Clay colored stools can also be associated with liver and gallbladder issues. Since it's been over a week then I would consider further testing with blood tests and abdominal imaging. ...Read more

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Bloating feeling in stomach constantly, heart beat/ pulsation above belly button?

Bloating feeling in stomach constantly, heart beat/ pulsation above belly button?

Bloating: Your symptoms are nonspecific but could be due to gas entrapment, but if you have constipation and abdominal cramping, actual intestinal obstruction is a possibility. The pulsations you observe are most likely the aorta and may not be significant. For gas entrapment, drink hot water and apply heat to the abdomen. Get examined by your MD if not improved or if symptoms worsen. ...Read more

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Abdo pain-right side near belly button since thursday pm with severe nausea, bloating, decreased appetite?

Abdominal pain: Appendicitis is still the most common cause of persistent right sided abdominal discomfort and since your symptoms have been present for this long, you must be examined preferably in the emergency room now. ...Read more

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Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

Weight gain, shortness of breath even while sittng, bloating, pain between rib cage and belly button?

See a doctor: Abdominal pain, swelling, weight gain, and shortness of breath can indicate excess fluid in the abdomen (ascites). This needs to be evaluated.
Even if it is not ascites, this pattern needs to be promptly evaluated. ...Read more

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Fullness, bloating, loss of appetite, diarrhea, burning, pressure in area above belly button. Loosing weight. Ongoing for about 1 month.?

Fullness, bloating, loss of appetite, diarrhea, burning, pressure in area above belly button. Loosing weight. Ongoing for about 1 month.?

Dyspepcia: Ans Mal Absorption.
Check out for 3 things:
Lactose Intolerance =avoid dairy products for 7 to14 days and see the resolution of symptoms
Gluten Sensitivity: Stop eating Bread and other Wheat products for 2 weeks
GallStone? ...Read more

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Pain near belly button both sides it's above and below, freezing cold, no fever, feeling nauseous a little, no appetite, backache, tired, tummy bloating?

Pain near belly button both sides it's above and below, freezing cold, no fever, feeling nauseous a little, no appetite, backache, tired, tummy bloating?

Depends: Abdominal pain has many causes and many implications. Some are minor and some can be life threatening. More information a complete history and physical is recommended by your doctor if you indeed have these symptoms. Good luck ...Read more

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Lower abdom. Bloating, burping, bouts of constipation/diarrhea, ngt hpts and tender when pressing my belly button for 5ish weeks. What could this be?

Lower abdom. Bloating, burping, bouts of constipation/diarrhea, ngt hpts and tender when pressing my belly button for 5ish weeks. What could this be?

Many things: The list of things this could be is lengthy and we only get 400 characters to answer questions. Best to see healthcare provider for proper history and physical examination to help narrow the possibilities and get you a proper diagnosis and proper treatment. Best of luck. Dr R ...Read more

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Bloating when eating, gradually worse throughout the day. Keep feeling movement just below my belly button and twitching like sensations. My period has been weird for 2 months. Very thick, coming out only when I sit on the toilet. Please help?

Bloating when eating, gradually worse throughout the day. Keep feeling movement just below my belly button and twitching like sensations. My period has been weird for 2 months. Very thick, coming out only when I sit on the toilet. Please help?

Evaluation: Consider seeing your Obgyn and a detailed history and examination. They can evaluate your abdomen, irregular periods and discharge. Then if needed after the Gyn evaluation they can refer you to a gastrointestinal doctor for evaluation of the bloating. ...Read more

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Bloating when stand, pain in stomach/sides (esp on right), belly button discharge, slight fever, mid back pain, clean med history. Thoughts?

Bloating when stand, pain in stomach/sides (esp on right), belly button discharge, slight fever, mid back pain, clean med history. Thoughts?

Infection: Is likely, in your kidneys or abdomen somewhere. If discharge is new, it is worrisome. You need to be examined and have some tests to sort this out. Good luck! ...Read more

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Having trouble with abdomen. Tingling, burning, nausea, direaha, constipation, gas, bloating, hurts to touch. Started by belly button & moved.?

Having trouble with abdomen. Tingling, burning, nausea, direaha, constipation, gas, bloating, hurts to touch. Started by belly button & moved.?

See your doctor.: There are multiple causes of abdominal pain, and there is no way to answer your question without a complete examination and more detailed history. Is this of recent onset? Is it recurrent? When you say "hurts to touch" what exactly do you mean - where do you touch and where do you feel the pain. Appendicitis pain often begins at the belly button and travels to the right lower quadrant, for example. ...Read more

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Stomach pain 2 inches below right rib cage and 2 inches to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating and gas. There are two hard lumps underneath the skin which are painful.

Gallbladder or ulcer: Without knowing more, it is difficult to say what the cause is, however it can be related to your gallbladder (gallstones) or stomach (ulcer disease) especially if you are taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids like Motrin or ibuprofen). You should contact your pcp to gather more information and possibly run some tests like an ultrasound. If you have fever/severe pain, go to er. ...Read more

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I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should I

I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should I

You need your doctor: Clearly something is wrong and needs medical attention. Please avoid taking medication for your bowel without your doctor's recommendation. You may be making things worse. Please see your doctor right away. You don't have a diagnosis and you need to find out what is wrong before taking medication without medical recommendations. ...Read more

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Stomach growling, gas, bloating. Neg preg test and haven't missed a period over a year. Have this thumping above my belly button, stomach pain, cause?

Stomach growling, gas, bloating. Neg preg test and haven't missed a period over a year. Have this thumping above my belly button, stomach pain, cause?

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, gluten or lactose intolerance. I recommend a consultation with a gastroenterologist who will order appropriate studies in order to make a diagnosis and give you dietary advice as well. ...Read more

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Abdominal pain, 2 days nausea, tender abdomen, bloating or abdominal fullness, most pain around belly button and some towards the right but not a lot.?

Abdominal pain, 2 days nausea, tender abdomen, bloating or abdominal fullness, most pain around belly button and some towards the right but not a lot.?

Appendix?: The symptoms you describe would be most worrisome for acute appendicitis. I would suggest that you present to urgent care center or to the emergency room for evaluation and to confirm or deny this possibility. ...Read more

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Globus hystericus. Belly bloating, burning sensation, gurgling noises. Pinching feeling at sides and on the sides of the bellybutton. Lower back ache?

Globus hystericus. Belly bloating, burning sensation, gurgling noises. Pinching feeling at sides and on the sides of the bellybutton. Lower back ache?

Could it be stress?: When taken together, globus sensation ("feeling of a lump"), air swallowing with resulting belching, & dry mouth/ throat are most consistent with stress/anxiety. So can be your "gurgling noises & pinching (poorly localized as described)." Managing your stress (& reasons for same) may be your key to relief. To be sure however get evaluated to rule out organic or motility disorders here. ...Read more