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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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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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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