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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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Stabbing pain in my belly button?

Beware : Could be an infection. Could be appendicitis. If it's that severe i would get checked out at the hospital. ...Read more

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Dr. John Munshower
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I am having severe stabbing pain in my belly button area. I am also experiencing diarrhea. What could this be?

I am having severe stabbing pain in my belly button area. I am also experiencing diarrhea. What could this be?

Abd pain: Over the computer this is tough to say what is wrong. It could be a severe case of simple IBS-d to something more serious such as an infection, overt diverticulitis, referred pain from an inflamed appendix, etc. The best advice is that with any "severe" pain, you need to be seen emergently. Go to the nearest urgicare or emergency room if you are having severe pains. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Dr. Marsha Davis
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Dr. Alexander Barkan
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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
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Sharp stabbing pain left of belly button, sharp pain under ribs, dizzy and sweaty gallbladder has been removed what could this be?

Sharp stabbing pain left of belly button, sharp pain under ribs, dizzy and sweaty gallbladder has been removed what could this be?

Exam needed: The differential diagnosis is vast and your symptoms may be related to stomach, small bowel or pancreas pathology, among others. Critical questions to answer will be: how do your symptoms relate to meals? Are your symptoms similar to the symptoms that prompted your cholecystectomy? What tests did you already undergo? Would suggest a gastroenterologist evaluation and further tests as needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Mitchell Kahn
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Sharp stabbing abdominal pain behind belly button & comes in waves were it makes me curl over. I have indigestion & epigastric discomfort.

Needs evaluation : If this has lasted more than a few hours you should seek medical care. There are many serious conditions that can cause severe abdominal pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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