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Why am i having sharp pain left side of stomach near belly button?

Why am i having sharp pain left side of stomach near belly button?

Need more info!: Abdominal pain can be an emergency to a mild problem. Let's begin by seeing your primary care doctor. I can't even recommend otc meds because: i don't know enough about your symptoms; i don't know if you have tried anything. The shortcut. See your doc. If you have none- a walk in clinic! but one thing. Pain near the belly button suggests a small intestinal cause! ...Read more

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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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Have woken up in the middle of night with severe pain in left side of stomach,close to belly button, vomiting and diarrhea. no fever but do have chils?

Have woken up in the middle of night with severe pain in left side of stomach,close to belly button, vomiting and diarrhea. no fever but do have chils?

See a doctor: Acute gastroenteritis is usually viral, and chills would be a little unusual because it suggests that you are developing fever whether or not it could be measured. Best thing to do is to see a doctor if it does not abate in next day or two. In the meantime stay well hydrated. If you cannot, go to an ER. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Twitching left side of stomach about 3 inches from belly button? I felt this after my child was born 10 months ago, But not its constant.

Spasm?: I assume you had a vaginal delivery. The uterus enlarged during pregnancy and may have affected an organ in your abdomen. I would suggest that you make an appt with your primary care physician and let him/her check you out. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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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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4 mo PO Robotic Hyst - sudden pain upper left side of belly button for two weeks. Pain getting worse. Only hurts bending over or laying on stomach.

4 mo PO Robotic Hyst - sudden pain upper left side of belly button for two weeks.  Pain getting worse.  Only hurts bending over or laying on stomach.

Possible hernia: Pain near a surgical wound could possibly be an incisional hernia. See you doctor for an exam to check it. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Pain in lower left side next to belly button, stomach feels hard. Also pain on my lower back. The pain on my stomach would come and go through the day?

Pain in lower left side next to belly button, stomach feels hard. Also pain on my lower back. The pain on my stomach would come and go through the day?

See your doctor: Abdominal pain with the stomach feeling hard should be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. There are many causes for abdominal pain, but none can be diagnosed without an exam. Good luck. ...Read more

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