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Pain Near Navel Area
I am having pain near my navel area. It hurts when I stretch or get up and walk. It don't look infected. What could it be?
BELLY PAIN: As you can see from the picture, there are a number of structures in that part of the abdomen/pelvis. Certainly sounds like an examination would be in order. I would recommend follow up with your primary care provider. If symptoms become acutely more concerning or severe, a trip to the emergency department would be in order. ...Read more
Sharp pain inside belly button, extremely tender. Gi doc says food doesn't get there - I swear I feel water pass that pain point near my navel area.@? @
Pelvic and side pain - urinalysis came back negative for uti. Also abdominal pain near navel and under ribcage out toward side pain. What could it be?
Other causes: Could be problem with your appendix, (can cause umbilical pain, but usually causes fever, decreased appetite, severe pain), could be signs of a sexually transmitted infection, or an ovarian cyst. Could be gastrointestinal (enteritis). Would watch for fever, or any worsening of pain - will need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
I have pain around navel. Left side. The small area is hard, and really hurts when I push it. What is that?
I have fat in my navel area like a pinch full. I'm not overweight, I'm 5'4 3/4 ht. 140 LBS, how do I lose that fat? I'm 16 and a guy
Exercise + nutrition: Regular exercise & healthy nutrition are foundation to getting healthy & achieving/maintaining appropriate weight. If you were an adult, your body mass index (BMI: http://www. Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/educational/lose_wt/BMI/bmicalc. Htm) of 24 would be normal (18.5-24.9). In adolescents, we calculate BMI percentile (http://nccd. Cdc. Gov/dnpabmi/Calculator. Aspx) which places you at 84th (normal 5th-85th) ...Read more
I have a scaly patch over my navel area. About 3 inched long. Hsd it for a few months. Not a bother until recently. The pain is now unbearable.?
Unbearable pain?: It is very unusual to have unbearable pain in a small skin lesion. If you are putting anything on it stop. And if the pain is truly so severe, that may signify a serious condition and if it lasts for more than a few hours, go to the ER. Take care! ...Read more
I feel pain around my navel area when I press down on it also when I press in my navel I feel pain on the right side?
Constipation: If you have an urge to move your bowels and can't, you should try working from below rather than take more laxatives. Try gylcerin rectal suppositories, dulcolax rectal suppositories or a gentle enema. If you have no urge, try a gentle stimulant like senokot (senna). If you still can't have a bm, you need to be checked for impaction or other blockage. Abdominal pain and vomiting would make an exam urgent. ...Read more
Concerned. I have sharp type of sort pains directly on my navel (belly button). Sometimes its around the navel area. Should I be concerned? .
What could be the cause of ongoing dull pain 1" above and 1" to the right of the navel. It is worse when I push a finger deep into that area.
Need medical exam: 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
I feel burning sensation in navel more towards down area inside my navel but not regularly once or twice in a week last for about 1 to 2 hours?
Yuky feeling 3 fingers above navel area happens more wen I eat yogurts/milk etc just feels like it sits there makes me feel sickly what can it be?
Lactose intolerance: You could have an intolerance to dairy products, and this could simply be a direct irritant effect from your intake. Hopefully, you can change what you put in your mouth to make your tummy happier. This does not sound to be gall bladder trouble, because that pain after eating occurs under the right rib cage. You could be dealing with ulcers, so try antacids to see if those help your symptoms. ...Read more
Pain in lower right portion of abdomen underneath the navel. There seems to be a small bump on the inside of the area and hurts with pressure. Help?
Maybe a hernia: This could be a small hernia. While it may not be dangerous right now, you should have it looked at ASAP. May not necessarily need to go to the ER, but an urgent visit to your primary care tomorrow or at least Within the week seems to be in order. Timing based on severity of pain. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Umbilical tenderness: Tenderness around the navel or umbilicus can be caused by many abdominal diseases including appendicitis, inflammatory bowel diseases, gastroenteritis, gall bladder disease and bowel obstruction. Crohn's disease, which causes blood in the stool, usually causes pain below the umbilicus, but can cause pain all over the abdomen. Seek medical attention to determine the origin of this pain. ...Read more
My 1 year old son has a white bump on the top of his pubic area just below his navel, what could cause this.
See Your Doctor Now: The description given provides inadequate information to suggest a diagnosis. Important details such as: duration, size, recent illness, associated symptoms such as itching, past medical history, and more must be considered. Be aware that accurate diagnosis of skin lesions is challenging without visual inspection. See your doctor now for prompt and correct diagnosis given the young age of child. ...Read more
I'm having some pulling from my navel area on the inside. A little fluttering feeling too. However, my tubes were tied cut and burned in 2013.
Gas /Air/Peristalsis: Fluttering "gas" may reflect malabsorption of food (like gluten, lactose), intake of poorly digested food, or choosing foods known to promote gas (beans, fizzy drinks). Sometimes its more complicated--a stomach emptying too slowly, bacterial overgrowth syndrome, delayed intestinal function, partial obstruction from any cause, infection, rectum problems, and pelvic pathology outside the gut. ...Read more
Continued issue of pain on my left side&navel area (feels like pinching&cramping)seems to be triggered by eating a hearty meal to late at night.
If the pain is associated with food intake, there are some possibilities like : gastritis, reflux / heartburn, peptic ulcer disease.
I suggest that you contact your primary care doctor and make an appointment for right away.
In the meantime you can try using tylenol (acetaminophen) (on an empty stomach) as a safe start.
Good luck. .. ...Read more
I had my gullbladder removed 5 weeks ago. 2 days ago the area surrounding my navel became tender and red. Should I address now or can it wait?
Have it checked.: Without knowing the details of the location, extent, severity, and time course it is not possible to say if the condition is benign and self-limiting, or a harbinger of more serious problems. Have it looked at by a health professional, preferably a primary care doctor in their office or clinic. ...Read more
Got hit by my liver/rib area by accident a few hours ago and it hurts a little, im experiencing slight pain by navel\center abdomen, sound serious?
If "slight" no!:
If your pain or loacal tenderness is "slight" not to worry. If the area is very sensitive or hurts when you breathe better get it check out. A fractures rib in that area can hurt the liver!
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
I have this bulge about 4in wide, 5in below my navel. Is this a normal area to accumulate fat? Wondering if it's from a herniorrhaphy in my LLQ in'11
Bulge in belly: It is possible this is a hernia. If if is painful, or associated with bowel changes, growing, unable to push it back in or fever you should seek medical attention immediately. As long as not issues as above, people can live long and healthy lives (more cosmetic). Given your previous surgery, likely sutures and scar tissue has weakened in the area causing this. It can be repaired. See ur doc. ...Read more
Had appendectomy 3 mos ago. Feeling sharp pains above navel that also hurts on side and back at same time. Area very tender to touch. Back also tender?
I had an "attack" around 11 pm last night... almost unbearable... sharp, punching pains started mid abdomen area just to the right of the navel and ou?
When I lay on my back I can see a pulse in my stomach at my navel area. I've noticed before whn I was thin but now that I'm 6'1 230 it has me worried?
Cannot say: Without directly viewing it. Certainly it is the aorta that is pulsing. Depending on your shape, you can see the aorta pulsing when it is just find. BUT if the aorta has gotten abnormally enlarged it is more prominent and has risk of bursting fatally. ...Read more
What causes a 17 year old girl to experience pain and also a feeling of bubbles popping above the navel area?
Hernia possible: The area around the umbilicus, fancy term for belly button, is a weak point on our bellies given that the cord had the go there in between the abdominal muscles. If you are experiencing pain and some bubble pop sensation you may have a little tear here and your intestine or inner abdominal contents may be peeking through your muscle. You should definitely get examined. Good luck! ...Read more
Hello, I had surgery 6 days ago in the navel area well now above my navel there is a hard tender lump is that normal?
I have a rash (1 week) on my belly centered 6 in around the navel area, no pain, lotromin pluse aleviates the itch temporary, no sign of it going away?
Navel Rash: It could be a belt buckle rash? Or simply b/c of your jeans (the nickel part where the button is to close it)? Treatment is with prescription cortisone like vanos or clobex. ...Read more
For 2 days I have had soreness between ribs, aprox 4 inches above navel. Worse when moving or pressing on area. What could it be?
Musculoskeletal: The way you are describing the pain, it seems like it's musculoskeletal ...Read more
I hear a whooshing sound when I push down down on areas near my navel. What is it? I am 5'1'', 107lb and am not pregnant. Thanks.
My husband navel is swollen and sensitive to the touch x2 days. No discharge or pain around the area. Could this be an umbilical hernia?
Yes: A hernia here is basically a hole in the adominal wall through which intra-abdominal fat or intestines can protrude. If the intra-abdominal contents get stuck, they can swell and cause a painful lump under the skin. Try to push it back in the abdomen. If you can't, seek medical attention asap. Good luck! ...Read more
Dull/achy pain right under my ribs kind of. Upper right stomach area & it goes down to my mid stomach a little bit to the right of my navel.?
Many possibilities: Could be a strain of the muscles attached to your rib cage from activity/exertion. If nausea, pain with eating, especially after a fatty meal, we worry about gallstones (unusual at your age but possible). If pain/burning with urination we worry about a kidney infection. A urinalysis will exclude a kidney infection. If this persists or worsens, see your doctor! ...Read more
After urination, there is a feeling at the tip of the penis as though ejaculated. Navel area may also have odd feel. Who should I see about this?
Family Medicine: One should start at the family physician. ...Read more
My 10 year old daughter said her stomach hurts. When I touched the area a half inch to the right of her navel this is where she hurts. What can I do?
Immediate attention: Though I assume you are not a trained medical professional, the symptoms and findings you describe would lead one to believe that a serious problem is perhaps at hand and I would urge you to seem urgent/emergent medical care and attention. Appendicits comes to hand though there could be many other diagnoses and may infact even not be anything sifnificant. Get checked. ...Read more
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