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Sharp stabbing pain in stomach above belly button?

Sharp stabbing pain in stomach above belly button?

Unsure: This could be a number of things and really needs to be evaluated in a doctor's office. ...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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Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Many possibilities!: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young & healthy, and the pain is mild & resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid problems, reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, gall stone related problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, shingles rash, etc. ...Read more

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I've had stomach pain above my belly button after finishing 2 rounds of xifaxan (rifaximin) for sibo. What could be causing this pain?

I've had stomach pain above my belly button after finishing 2 rounds of xifaxan (rifaximin) for sibo. What could be causing this pain?

SIBO? YOU SURE?: Sibo? Are you sure? It seems to be over-diagnosed currently... Was there any objective evidence for this or was it done as a trial? The latter is ok but it is important to undersand the premise of the therapy. As to the abdominal pain above umbilicus — do you have a small hernia? Please be seen by someone who will examine you (not order a ct scan...). ...Read more

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Stomach pain above belly button. I'm 20 and not overweight. I've had heartburn a lot before too. What could it be? It hurts more when I press it.

Stomach pain above belly button. I'm 20 and not overweight. I've had heartburn a lot before too. What could it be?  It hurts more when I press it.

Impossible to say...: Lots of possibilities here--which require a physical exam & simple testing. Your symptoms may be related to the abdominal wall (superficial location) or internal (deep location); may be of gi, gynecologic, or musculoskeletal origin; may be serious or minor. With regard to heartburn, please re-evaluate your diet, consider an otc acid blocker (like Prilosec otc), & discuss response with doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up on tues w/ pain in my stomach threw up acid stuff on thurs now I still have pain in middle of stomach above belly button what should I do?

Get seen.: Abdominal pain lasting for more than 4 days is too long! Call your doc or get seen. IF the pain is constant, you are still vomiting, or have fever, dizziness, or black or bloody stools, go to the ER. If not and can't reach doc tonight, go to an UC tomorrow. No ibuprofen, aspirin or naproxen for now please! ...Read more

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I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

Hard to say: Without knowing your medical history, medication use, etc. it's hard to pinpoint cause. May be GI (stomach, intestinal, appendix or any of the organs in abdomen issues), Gyn (ovaries), muscular. May due to food or liquid you ingested. May be a serious issue or benign. If it is severe pain, better to seek immediate medical attention. Don't wait. ...Read more

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My husband is having strong stomach pain right above his belly button when swallowing or eating what is it? It also gets worse when bending over.

My husband is having strong stomach pain right above his belly button when swallowing or eating what is it? It also gets worse when bending over.

Exam needed: "Strong" abd pain should be evaluated.
This could be an ulcer, gastritis, or GERD
An exam will be necessary to differentiate and make a correct DX.
Take your husband to a DR. ...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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My 10 year old son has on and off stomach pain above his belly button but no vomiting diarrhea or fever for a day and a half? What can this be

My 10 year old son has on and off stomach pain above his belly button but no vomiting diarrhea or fever for a day and a half? What can this be

Stress/anxiety: How's he doing in school? Happy? Friends? Or withdrawn? Possibly a victim of bullying? Seems young to be suffering from heart burn or acid reflux. If persists, go see Family Doc or Pediatrician. ...Read more

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Popping feeling in stomach above belly button and now severe pain?

See M.D. ASAP: Sudden onset of severe pain is indicative of something serious going on inside your abdomen. Please go see a doctor right away or go to emergency room. ...Read more

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Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Muscle Sprain: You may have sprained one of your abdominal muscles; it should get better over time; some heat might help; ...Read more

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My stomach, above belly button, has been gurgling frequently lately. Not hunger pains. What causes this? Should i be worried about parasites?

See a doctor: Impossible to know what is causing intestinal 'gurgling', but unless it is bothering you intensely suspect it may be related to your diet or a transient issue that will resolve itself. The major parasite you are likely to get in usa is giardia (a protozoan) which can be diagnosed easily. Very few people in this country have "worms" unless there is a very specific risk factor. ...Read more

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I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows, my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

I'm getting rashes behind my knees, my arms near elbows, my stomach above belly button. What could this be?

Eczema: But it could also be dry skin especially during the winter months. Need to lotion up with any moisturizing cream or lotion, you may also need prescription strength steroids depending on the severity. ...Read more

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Is it normal for your stomach to feel hard near belly button?

Is it normal for your stomach to feel hard near belly button?

No: If your stomach was soft before but now is hard in that area, it is not normal for you. You may have lipoma under your skin there in your abdomen or you may have a hernia through your belly button (umbilical hernia) See your doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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How can I prevent and get rid of stomaches above my belly button?

How can I prevent and get rid of stomaches above my belly button?

See your doctor: Pain in the belly can be caused by many things, some serious. See your primary doctor, who can help sort things out for you. She or he can examine you and get tests as needed. ...Read more

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What could pain in my stomach to the right of my belly button be?

What could pain in my stomach to the right of my belly button be?

This is sometimes : Seen with early appendicitis. The pain tends to later migrate toward the right lower abdominal quadrant. Please seek urgent medical care for severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain in my stomach to the right of my belly button?

What could be causing pain in my stomach to the right of my belly button?

Some times : Appendicitis may start with pain near the navel. It often later migrates down to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. For severe abdominal pain — please seek emergency medical care. ...Read more

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I have been having sharp pains in my stomach right next to my belly button?

Worst case?: That could be several things which would deserve a formal investigation, but the worst thing that could be would be an impeding acute appendicitis. Before you get the debilitating sharp pain in the right lower abdominal quadrant which signals acute appendicitis, you get a more vague pain about the belly button. If you get fevers or nausea, or if you lose your appetite, get to hospital. ...Read more

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Why am I still having stomachs pain after wall hernia above my belly button?

Uncertain: If the pain is directly over the hernia, it is likely related to the hernia, and you should see a general surgeon for a consultation. If the hernia was repaired, and that's where the pain is, it should gradually improve over the course of 2-6 weeks depending on the type of repair and your response to operation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more