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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 am 26 weeks pregnant and having pain just above belly button what can it be from?

I am 26 weeks pregnant and having pain just above belly button what can it be from?

Common: This is most often from the growing uterus stretching the abdominal wall, and is uncomfortable but not worrisome. If you feel a bulge, it could be a hernia which you should mention to your obgyn. ...Read more

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Since sunday bad nausea to point of nearly throwing up, pain just above belly button, ?

Since sunday bad nausea to point of nearly throwing up, pain just above belly button, ?

Doctor can evaluate: Any stomach flu or food poisoning type of illness can have some nausea, bloating, vomiting, diarrhea, tummy pain, tummy cramps, fever, chills, sweating, dizziness, lightheadedness, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Sometimes they can be severe or last a whole week, so sometimes a doctor's evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I'm very nasuas, have midline pain just above belly button. Went to ER, Had CT Scan, it said Fluid filled loops of small bowel are present.Whats that?

I'm very nasuas, have midline pain  just above belly button. Went to ER, Had CT Scan, it said Fluid filled loops of small bowel are present.Whats that?

Several: possibilities. Most worrisome would be a small bowel obstruction (they wouldn't have sent you home). More likely are either a viral intestinal infection or an ileus (temporary paralysis of the bowel muscles), either of which could cause your symptoms. Fortunately, both will go away on their own. Just stick to clear liquids until you feel better. If your symptoms worsen, return to the ER. ...Read more

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Nausea & pain just above belly button plus taste in throat i was on omeprazole but not no more. Also suffer IBS to or is this acid back again?

Nausea & pain just above belly button plus taste in throat i was on omeprazole but not no more. Also suffer IBS to or is this acid back again?

Very likely: In adults gastroesophageal reflux does not usually completely disappear. Diet can exacerbate symptoms of gastroesophageal reflux. Diet change may help with decreased total fat intake, avoiding large meals, alcohol, acidy food, chocolate, etc. Sometimes dairy products such as yogurt and milk help; may have to resume omeprazole. See physician for advice. ...Read more

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I have a piercing pain just above my belly button..It was instant and stabbing..No significant fall of any kind to cause the pain..?

I have a piercing pain just above my belly button..It was instant and stabbing..No significant fall of any kind  to cause the pain..?

Abdominal pain: Instant pain that doesn't linger in the abdomen is usually related to gas/cramping in the GI tract. If there is sustained/worsening pain or other symptoms or history (fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, tenderness to pressure, pulsatile mass, gall stones, etc...) then there is a need to seek evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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13 yr old daughter with mild constant tummy pain just above her belly button. Has been going on for several weeks. Nothing seems to help.

13 yr old daughter with mild constant tummy pain just above her belly button. Has been going on for several weeks. Nothing seems to help.

Diagnosis is key: The key to suggesting treatment is to determine the cause. There are over a couple dozen possible diagnoses. These can range from serious causes all the way to mild constipation. Work with a thoughtful physician to try to discover the cause. The path to diagnosis may require some careful detective work. ...Read more

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I have been having really weird feeling/pain just above my belly button and I don't know why. I have constipation bowel movements if that helps?

Constipation: Constipation can absolutely cause a slight pain or weird feeling above your belly button. The best way to combat constipation is to drink 6-8 12 ounce glasses of water per day and have a diet rich in fiber. If your discomfort continues or gets worse it may be a good idea to see your primary physician. ...Read more

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Got stomach pain just above the belly button under the chest,not relieved by antacids or painkillers ?

Got stomach pain just above the belly button under the chest,not relieved by antacids or painkillers ?

Gastritis: How much Ibuprofen are you taking????????? This can be giving you the symptoms you describe particularly if the procedures you have had were negative!! Hope this helps!! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sudden sharp pain (4/5 on pain scale) just above belly button. No recent antibiotics or exposure to illness. What could be the cause/possible problem?

Sudden sharp pain (4/5 on pain scale) just above belly button. No recent antibiotics or exposure to illness. What could be the cause/possible problem?

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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Low funct. gallbladder (30h; Dr says remove; prefer not prematurely; stomach pain is now just above belly button Still caused by gallbladder?

No one can answer.: Impossible to say, but if the pain is the same as when you went for the testing, it seems likely. If it is different (location, quality) then it might be something else, but typically one diagnosis at a time in the abdominal area in an otherwise healthy person. Most often, GB pain is in the right upper quadrant and you also feel it in the shoulder. Also it hurts if you press on the area. ...Read more

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I am have abdominal pain just above my belly button can't eat can't drink making me vomit?

I am have abdominal pain just above my belly button can't eat can't drink making me vomit?

Abd pain; emesis: Can come from so many sources. Without further info, difficult to pin down source. See fp for thorough exam, tests, imaging (if necessary), treatment. Might be gallbladder, pancreas, stomach, intestines. Good history & physical exam should determine cause. ...Read more

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Just above belly button on the right side if I press firmly, the pain is extreme, what's wrong?

Just above belly button on the right side if I press firmly, the pain is extreme, what's wrong?

Clinic visit needed: There are many causes of abdominal pain, some of which can be simply annoying, like constipation, others can be deadly. The best way to make sure it's nothing dangerous is to be examined by a health care provider. Most of the time the cause can be determined with a physical exam and a few simple tests. Less often, an imaging study or looking inside the gut with a scope (endoscopy) is needed. ...Read more

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I have a profound "heartbeat" in abdomen. Just above belly button. Should i be concerned about this?

I have a profound "heartbeat" in abdomen. Just above belly button. Should i be concerned about this?

Prior : Prior to answering your question, avvo's terms of use state, "such information should be used only as a starting point for addressing your medical issues. It is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. You should not disregard medical advice from your doctor, or avoid obtaining medical care, due to any health information you obtain on the site." without knowing your age, eating habits, body habitus (weight, bmi), complete blood count and other lab tests, past medical history, a simple "no" or "yes" answer will not suffice. I would recommend visiting your primary care physician to discuss all of these. In general, thin individuals when laying flat on their back, can see their abdominal aorta (i.e. "heartbeat" in the abdomen) pulsating which delivers oxygen to the lower parts of your body, and this is normal. However, if you are having symptoms, have a past history or family history of "heart problems", it would be wise to discuss this with your physician. ...Read more

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Abdomen tender to touch on right side just above belly button. Have IBS. ?

Abdomen tender to touch on right side just above belly button. Have IBS. ?

Probably not: It is unlikely to develop IBS at 59. If you already have a diagnosis of IBS, then this pain cold be related. ...Read more

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Loud popping explosive abdomen noises , constant burping wind and a warm feeling just above belly button ? What is it ?

Loud popping explosive abdomen noises , constant burping wind and a warm feeling just above belly button ? What is it ?

Could be H. pylori: Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) is a type of bacteria that can live in the stomach and causes all types of symptoms. H. pylori infection is very common. It may be in the stomach for years before causing symptoms. Once symptoms occur, it can lead to serious problems, such as stomach ulcers and even cancer, if it is not treated. It can be detected by blood test and treated with antibiotics. ...Read more