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I have had a pain near my belly button on the left side for over a year. PA ran no tests 6 month ago but said it was "stress". What could this be?

I have had a pain near my belly button on the left side for over a year. PA ran no tests 6 month ago but said it was "stress". What could this be?

You might have, but: Pain near belly-button (umbilicus) 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. ...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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Intermittent left side pain near belly button. I am day18 post op open umbilical hernia repair and gallbladder removal pain scale 8 neg fever or vomi?

Intermittent left side pain near belly button. I am day18 post op open umbilical hernia repair and gallbladder removal pain scale 8 neg fever or vomi?

May be normal...: It is common to have intermittent pain following umbilical hernia repair, and this is mostly determined by the extent and type of repair. Patients often have intermittent shape or "pulling" sensation that may extend several inches to either side of the umbilicus for a few weeks after repair. Check with your surgeon to make sure there's no other issue. ...Read more

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What organ is next to the belly button and on the left side?

What organ is next to the belly button and on the left side?

Left side: There are many organs on the left side of the abdomen, including the esophagus, stomach, intestines, spleen, kidney, fallopian tube's, ovary, but one others. ...Read more

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What is on the left side at about the level of your belly button?

What is on the left side at about the level of your belly button?

Guts.: Intestines, tail of pancreas, edge of spleen. There could possibly be upper part of a high uterus/fallopian tube or lower part of a low stomach. ...Read more

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I been having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen then the pain goes under my belly button?

I been having pain in my lower left side of my abdomen then the pain goes under my belly button?

Many things: Including kidney stone, hernia, diverticular disease, colitis, ovarian. Need more information to be of any helkp, but I would suggest making an appointment with your pcp or ob-gyn. ...Read more

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Heavy feeling online with belly button more left side if I eat just makes heavyness worse not had BM for 3days??

Constipation: May be from constipation consider milk of magnesia (magnesium hydroxide). When no longer constipated see if resolved. Other issues gatritis, H pylori, since left side gallbladder unlikely. Rrarely ovarian, If hadsurgery or crohns disease could be adhesions f/u with doc /urgent care ...Read more

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I am expierencing discomfort on my lower left side This is to the left of belly button and some more further up on left side At times I feel some d?

I am expierencing discomfort on my lower left side This is to the left of belly button and some more further up on left side At times I feel some d?

R/O IBS: IBS = irritable bowel syndrome is a diagnosis of exclusion. You need a full exam and blood work. Especial screen for H pylori. Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/hpylori. Given age over 50 you also need a baseline colonoscopy. While you are getting these items checked out you should ditch to a gluten free high fiber diet. Ie gutbliss. Com and Wholeapproach. Com. Also 64-80oz water ...Read more

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For the past week I have had a niggly pain in line with my belly button on the left side. It comes and goes, and is there when I bend over. What is it?

For the past week I have had a niggly pain in line with my belly button on the left side. It comes and goes, and is there when I bend over. What is it?

Some thoughts: Without an exam, I can only give general information. Umbilicus has residual structures. They can get infected (you would know) or a hernia in it (visible mostly). The hernia can be intrnal and increases with bending over. ...Read more

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Nauses in mornings and cramps. Pain on the left side of belly button?

Nauses in mornings and cramps. Pain on the left side of belly button?

More information: Could be many things and more information is needed to help you better but the easiest thing to consider is are you pregnant. Take a urine test! ...Read more

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Left side pain 2 inches away from belly button?

Left sided pain: This is a tough one without more information. Left lower quadrant pain in a 64 year old may be diverituculitis. This most likely would have fever and nausea along with it. Other possibliities include abdominal wall injury or trauma, hernias, gynecologic problems, kidney stones, aneurysms, infections etc. Probably best to see your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near the left side of my belly button?

Many possibilities: If your pain doesn't go away, see your doctor for an exam and history. Abdominal pain has many causes, from simply excess gas, muscle cramps or strain, to hernias. A good history and physical exam will reassure you, and help come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Wht can I do to relieve pressure on the left side of my belly button?

Wht can I do to relieve pressure on the left side of my belly button?

Not normal! See MD: Fullness and pressure around the belly button may be indicative of intra-abdominal problem or may be a symptomatic hernia as well as a variety of other problems. In any case, you should discuss with your primary care physician who may suggest a referral or diagnostic imaging. ...Read more

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Hurting on the left side of my belly button had tubel 7 years age by my belly button?

Hurting on the left side of my belly button had tubel 7 years age by my belly button?

Anything: Most people think their whole abdomen is their stomach, but the stomach is in the upper middle or upper left of the abdomen. If your lower abdomen hurts, that could be your skin, muscles, bladder, uterus, or intestines. If the upper part of your abdomen hurts, it could be acid reflux, pancreatitis, or other problems. See a doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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I have dull achey pain in my abdomen. Left side of belly button for 2 days. Worse when I eat?

May need eval: Localized abdominal pain is always cause for concern. Persistent or worsening symptoms warrant an evaluation by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a bulge near my belly button on my left side it doesn't hurt all could it be a baby or is it something else?

I have a bulge near my belly button on my left side it doesn't hurt all could it be a baby or is it something else?

Hernia is but one: POSSIBILITY. You need to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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If your a girl and have sharp pains on the left side of your belly button, what could id be?

If your a girl and have sharp pains on the left side of your belly button, what could id be?

Many things: This could be any number of things. Some can be serious, so I suggest you be seen by a physician right away. ...Read more

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What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button?

What could be causing really bad pain in my left side from ribs to belly button?

Many things: Get examined soon by a doctor. I coulb be stomach problems or colon problems or even a problem with your spleen.

Get examined soon. ...Read more

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I have pain on left side waist level near the belly button. Could it be diverticulitis?

Yes, diverticulitis: Is one possiblity, but it could be kidney stones, ovarian problem, or even colon cancer. It would be best to see a doctor for this. ...Read more

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Having sharp piercing pain just below belly button just above pubic line kinda to the left side?

Having sharp piercing pain just below belly button just above pubic line kinda to the left side?

Cramping pain: It sounds like cramping pain. It may cause by spasm of intestine, or ovalation from the ovary. If pain continues, you need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why is the right side of my belly button swollen? I also have pain in my lower back on my left side

Why is the right side of my belly button swollen? I also have pain in my lower back on my left side

? hernia: You may have a small umbilical hernia especially if you are able to push the swelling back inward. I recommend that you have your physician examine this area and advise you. The back discomfort should not be related and the physician can evaluate the back and left sided abdominal discomfort as well. ...Read more

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Pain on the left side of my stomach horizontal to my belly button. What could this be? It hurts pretty bad.

Pain on the left side of my stomach horizontal to my belly button. What could this be? It hurts pretty bad.

Seek evaluation: Abdominal pain can be anything from gas to something serious. If you are having significant pain you need to have a hands on evaluation ASAP- your MD, a walk in center, or ER ...Read more

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Pain on left side above belly button that is tender to touch. I've also been experiencing pain that comes and goes.

See physician: Any distended organ (a loop of intestine, for example) will cause that. You need your physician to evaluate this. He/she is likely to need Xrays, ultrasound and blood tests to complete the workup and provide appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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I have pain up a bit from my belly button when pressed left side and im also passing alot of wind and have back pain?

GERD: You may have gastric reflux due to excessive gas production. Over the counter TUMS or Calcium Carbonate may work. If not something stronger like omeprazole 20 mg may help. Please follow up with your PMD if it gets worse. ...Read more