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Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting . It also caused me nausea?

Occured a sudden epigastric pain causing pain in  region of the upper abdomen immediately below the ribs, Also i suffered immediate loose motion with foul smell and vomitting .
It also caused me nausea?

Food poisoning: It could have been food poisoning. The symptoms are compatible staphylococcal toxin. However that is only one of many possibilities. Staphylococcal toxic poisoning is usually over in 24 hours. If the symptoms persist more than a day, it would be prudent to see a doctor. ...Read more

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I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

I have belly pain in lower right abdomen. It started around belly button & then moved. I'm sick to my stomache, bloated, constipated & direaha?

Appendicitis: Evaluating abdominal pain is like solving a mystery. There are usually many different possibilities, which can be narrowed down by asking the right questions, doing a careful examination, performing simple blood tests+/- radiology tests. Constant rlq abdominal pain needs to be approached as "appendicitis until proven otherwise" due to the risks of no treatment. Please see a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Pain in right side of abdomen by belly button what can this be, hurts to walk and to press on stomach pain killers don't help?

Pain in right side of abdomen by belly button what can this be, hurts to walk and to press on stomach pain killers don't help?

Appendicitis?: Pain and tenderness at the area you mentioned suggests appendicitis could be possible. You need to be seen by a doctor ASAP. It may be something else, but a ruptured appendix can be a serious and even potentially life-threatening condition. Go to your doctor or an emergency room immediately. ...Read more

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Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what i do.?

Server upper center abdomen pain in between diaphragm and belly button. The pain comes and goes no matter what i do.?

Doctor can check: The central area from the bottom of the ribs to the belly button is called the epigastric area. A person with severe pain should be evaluated by his primary care doctor or at the E.R. Possible causes include pancreatitis, stomach ulcer, gall stones, twisted bowel, damage to big blood vessels in the abdomen, etc., etc... ...Read more

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I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

I have a belly button pain on right side, acid reflux, growling abdomen, pain under right rib cage?

Gallstones?: This could be any number of problems involving the stomach, gallbladder, liver, pancreas, . A full history and physical along with diagnostic testing and imaging is recommended. ...Read more

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11year old gets sick every 3 months.Abdomen pain near belly button.Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed..Now again?

11year old gets sick every 3 months.Abdomen pain near belly button.Feels nauseated, vomits mucous, last episode 3 months ago: lower GI bleed..Now again?

See GI doc: A number of things could cause these symptoms. A meckel's diverticulum comes to mind. This is an abnormal area in the intestine that occurs during fetal development. It can cause symptoms that come and go, including pain and GI bleeding. A doctor who specializes in the digestive tract (gastroenterologist) might be the right person to figure out what's going on. Ask your provider to refer you! ...Read more

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I'm having pelvic back and low abdomen pain for about 3 days now. I have a 99.8 fever. Also pain around the belly button. Stomach is hard and swollen.

I'm having pelvic back and low abdomen pain for about 3 days now. I have a 99.8 fever. Also pain around the belly button. Stomach is hard and swollen.

See a doctor ASAP!: There are several possibilities for symptoms like these, many of them potentially serious. If you are sexually active, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, fallopian tube infection) due to chlamydia or gonorrhea is high on the list. Others include appendicitis, severe urinary tract infection, diverticulitis, endometriosis, infected ovarian cyst, and others. Don't mess around with this: get care now! ...Read more

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Lower abdomen pain below belly button trailing right through intestinal. 7 hours radiates from discomfort to high. Nausea and 101 fever?

Lower abdomen pain below belly button trailing right through intestinal.  7 hours radiates from discomfort to high. Nausea and 101 fever?

Appendicitis: If you have your appendix, you may not by tomorrow morning. This description sounds very suspicious for acute appendicitis. If you already have fever as you report, you may be close to rupture if not already. You need to get yourself to an emergency room tonight. I'd prefer someone drive you or call ambulance. Don't wait any longer - go now! ...Read more

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I've been having episodes of severe abdomen pain on the rght side underneath my ribs and centre above my belly button CRP was 114 ALT 340 recent blood tests now normal liver scan booked what is wrong?

I've been having episodes of severe abdomen pain on the rght side underneath my ribs and centre above my belly button CRP was 114 ALT 340 recent blood tests now normal liver scan booked what is wrong?

? Gall gall bladder: I would go immediately to an ultrasound of the gall bladder if you have not had that. If it is negative, you should have a hida nuclear medicine scan to look for biliary dyskinesia. If either are positive, you should see a surgeon about a laparoscopic cholecystectomy. If negative, you should see a GI specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Hepc, cirohsis, gallstone..Yesterday night felt abdomen pain below left of belly button. Had banana. Could it be gastric prob. Urine n stool are ok?

Hepc, cirohsis, gallstone..Yesterday night felt abdomen pain below left of belly button. Had banana. Could it be gastric prob. Urine n stool are ok?

Several possibles: Hernia at your umbilicus, bad gallbladder, ulcer, are all possible diagnoses for your post prandial abdominal pain. Your case is complex, so best to check in with your regular doc for exam. Go sooner if you have fever, abdominal wall mass or vomiting. Be well. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stomach ache under my belly button?

Prostatitis/diverti: Prostatitis and diverticulits can give these symptoms you must get this checked either in your doctors office or in the ER but soon preferably tonight ...Read more

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Stomach ache and a sharp immobilizing pain in left side of abdomen that comes in waves. What is this?

I do not know: Tough to say without an exam. It could be a stomach virus, ulcer, muscle strain, constipation, referred pain from gall stones or gall bladder disease, etc, etc., so best to get evaluated if it continues. Good luck. ...Read more

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Having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It feels like a stomach ache. It has moved to under my belly button and a little bit on the right. ?

Having pain above my belly button for 3 days now. It feels like a stomach ache. It has moved to under my belly button and a little bit on the right. ?

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. Pls get checked. ...Read more

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I ate a lot of candy and i feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when i suck in! how do I get rid of this stomach ache?

I ate a lot of candy and i feel a sharp pain in my abdomen when i suck in! how do I get rid of this stomach ache?

See your doctor: Pain that severe needs to be worked up by your doctor in person. He/she will listen to you, perform an examination and possibly order some tests to see what's wrong with you. ...Read more

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9 year old has stomach aches around belly button. Dr says reflux and prescribed PPI but doesn't help. Could it be something more serious? Not H.pylori

9 year old has stomach aches around belly button. Dr says reflux and prescribed PPI but doesn't help. Could it be something more serious? Not H.pylori

Maybe: It depends on how long you've been on the medication and what you're doing to watch his diet to make sure that the food doesn't have a lot of acid or upset his stomach in anyway. Giving him a bland diet for 7 to 10 days would be beneficial. If the pain gets worse or doesn't get better than return as soon as possible to the doctor that prescribed the medication. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a light stomach ache, with dull sharp pains hitting around my mid abdomen. Are these the first signs of norovirus?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

Sharp throbbing pain in lower right abdomen. Started last night has a sharp general stomach ache and continued through the day. Sharp pulsating pain.

You need: to have this checked out ASAP! Generalized abdominal pain which "settles" in the right lower abdomen is pretty "classical"for acute APPENDICITIS. Not to alarm you but you need to go to an ER for evaluation if your PCP (Primary Care Provider) is unavailable now! Hope this helps! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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