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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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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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I woke up this morning with a sharp stabbing pain right above my belly button. It comes and goes and is nearly unbearable. What should I do?

I woke up this morning with a sharp stabbing pain right above my belly button. It comes and goes and is nearly unbearable. What should I do?

Seek medical help.: if the pain is that severe, you most likely need to be seen immediately. If your doctor cannot see you in his office today, you may be better off going to the emergency room. There are multiple potential causes of such pain, and you will probably need tests to help sort it out. Good luck. ...Read more

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