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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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I have strong stomach cramps for 4 days above belly button area but all across bowels are fine what could it be?

I have strong stomach cramps for 4 days above belly button area but all across bowels are fine what could it be?

Gall Bladder: Could be gall bladder, kidney stones, stomach issue (ie ulcer), or more. Does eating certain foods affect it? Is it relieved by turning or twisting one direction vs the other? Any painful urination, or dark urine? MAy need evaluation. Please see your Dr. ...Read more

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Bad stomach cramps right above the belly button, chest pain in my left side. Heart burn or heart attack?

UNLIKELY HEART ATTAC: It is more likely to be gastroesophageal refluxwith or withot esophagitis. But there is possibility of chest pain related to heart, or pulmonary cause, or costochondritis
you need to have it checked asap by your doctor with exam and ekg, and may or may not need endoscopy or a trial of acid suppression therapy depending on what your doctor feels it can be. ...Read more

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Stomach cramps right below belly button for three days. What could be the reason?

Stomach cramps right below belly button for three days. What could be the reason?

Menses cause cramps: And woman's menstrual cycle usually causes cramps if these are severe new or different or you have fever then seek medical attention promptly if there's fever drainage or they do not go away after five days ...Read more

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I had cramps in my stomach area yesterday, and now I am having a concentrated very dull pain inside of my belly button. Could this be serious?

I had cramps in my stomach area yesterday, and now I am having a concentrated very dull pain inside of my belly button. Could this be serious?

Uncertain: However, if pain becomes severe, moves down to the right lower quadrant of you abdomen — please get emergency medical assessment. Especially if accompanied by nausea, vomiting or loss of appetite. ...Read more

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Stomach hurting across from belly button on both sides also in the lower back, feeling nausea and not really cramps just hurts on a daily bases?

Stomach hurting across from belly button on both sides also in the lower back, feeling nausea and not really cramps just hurts on a daily bases?

Belly pain: You didn't tell us if you were constipated or not. Being constipated can cause the symptoms you describe. If so go on a high fiber diet or write back to describe your bowel habits ...Read more

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Had a period from Monday 8/18 to 8/22 ben having sharp pains around belly button area now having cramps in back and lower abdominal what's going on?

"Middle pain": You may be having pain as you ovulate called (in German) "Mittleschmerz" or "Middle Pain" This should go away in a few days. If not see your GYN physician> ...Read more

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Hi. I get random sharp pains under my belly button wand I can't move until it goes. Also, random cramps on left and right abdomen. 21-Woman. Am active.

Hi. I get random sharp pains under my belly button wand I can't move until it goes. Also, random cramps on left and right abdomen. 21-Woman. Am active.

Mittelschmetz: It could be ovulation pain if it occurs in the middle of your menstrual cycle. It could also be an ovarian cyst from an anovulatory cycle. Should the pain not be associated with your menstrual cycle, please make an appointment to see your family physician or OB-Gyn. ...Read more

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I'm having period pains when im not having a period, my stomach bellow naval keeps having cramps and above belly button as well. Preg. Test was negative.

I'm having period pains when im not having a period, my stomach bellow naval keeps having cramps and above belly button as well. Preg. Test was negative.

Good question, but..: The differential diagnosis for your problem is broad, ; lots of negative tests don't always add up to mean "nothing is wrong." it is possible you have irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). When you refer to healthtap about ibs appreciate that it is a symptom complex often associated with abdominal cramping. Relief is available after definite diagnosis which depends on age, comorbidities, ; more tests. ...Read more

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My husband had a cramp in stomach 2 weeks ago now his belly button is bulging he has fever and redness around it and is in sever pain.?

My husband had a cramp in stomach 2 weeks ago now his belly button is bulging he has fever and redness around it and is in sever pain.?

See a doctor ASAP: This sounds quite serious and there should be no delay in seeking medical attention. There is no way to tell whether this is coming from within the abdominal cavity or the pain is due to skin or facial plane infection, but in any event this needs immediate evaluation and care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having cramps around my belly button and sometimes in certain spots in my stomach plus have an irregular period, what is it?

Many causes: Pains and irregular periods may or may not be related. If the pains are persisted and strong, talk with your doctor. While menstrual cycles can vary in length, marked irregularity isn't normal. Write down the dates of your periods and discuss with your dr. ...Read more

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I have had upper stomach pain for 4 days, it's nagging and very tiring. Occasionally I get a shooting cramp along my belly button line. Amy ideas?

I have had upper stomach pain for 4 days, it's nagging and very tiring. Occasionally I get a shooting cramp along my belly button line. Amy ideas?

Gastritis?: It could be gastritis or irritation of the stomach. However, I strongly recommend that you see your primary care doctor soon for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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I had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 4 years ago haven't had periods for 4 years, for past couple of days I've had agonising stomach cramp under the belly button?

I had Mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted 4 years ago haven't had periods for 4 years, for past couple of days I've had agonising stomach cramp under the belly button?

Get checked.: It sounds like your cramping is severe — and new. Pain under the belly button can be many things — one of them is a tubal (ectopic) pregnancy, which can be dangerous to you. Why take the risk? Get seen today. LGromko MD ...Read more

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Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps ribcage to pelvis tender spot when pressed to left side of belly button and stomach very noisy and feel the need to pass wind alot?

Stomach cramps: You will need a medical evaluation. Unclear from your description what may be happening. More questions : are you able to eat, do you feel nausea, anything make the cramps better / worse, when did this start, any change of bowel movements, have you experienced this previously. Most likely lab tests and some form of imaging will be ordered. Take care... ...Read more

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I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

I am 25yrs old, have had stomach cramps, bloating and severe pain around my belly button. I have been told that I might have ibs, but I am undiagnosed. I am using bevispas tablets, but I used to have regular stools, daily and now I am constipated. Should i

You need your doctor: Clearly something is wrong and needs medical attention. Please avoid taking medication for your bowel without your doctor's recommendation. You may be making things worse. Please see your doctor right away. You don't have a diagnosis and you need to find out what is wrong before taking medication without medical recommendations. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Diagnosed with GERD, have tender abdomen from belly button to breast bone & painful, cramp like symptoms when bending or leaning over. GERD related?

Gerd and could have: Gastritis. Usual management will be 4 to weeks of trial proton pump inhibitor, GERD standard precautions, if smoker consider quitting, Upright after meals, regular small meals, use of antacids. If treatment fails GI evaluation is indicated ...Read more

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I had a TOP in Feburary- it's almost approaching 3 months and I'm still sore, crampy& tender around my abdomen/ belly button area. Is this normal?

I had a TOP in Feburary- it's almost approaching 3 months and I'm still sore, crampy& tender around my abdomen/ belly button area. Is this normal?

Obgyn follow up: If it has been 3 months since you had an abortion the effects you are feeling now should not be from that. It would be best to see an Obgyn and have a complete evaluation done to determine the cause ...Read more

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Burning and crampy feeling in stomach, from just above the belly button all the way down. Bbeen about an hour. Taking Fluoxetine and Amoxicillin. Help?

Abdominal pain: I am not clear why you are on those medications but certainly they can cause abdominal pain. Please call your doctor who prescribed them and review ...Read more

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How long do stomach cramps last?

How long do stomach cramps last?

It depends: It depends on the cause of the abdominal pain. If this is a chronic problem, it should be evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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How do you relieve stomach cramps from bad food?

How do you relieve stomach cramps from bad food?

Depends: Not sure what bad food means but usually ant acids and gas relievers such as gas-x help. But if these measures don't work along with avoidance of the "bad food" then a thorough GI work up by your doctor may be needed. ...Read more

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My boyfriend is experiencing stomach cramps. What can he do?

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My boyfriend is experiencing stomach cramps. What can he do?

Maalox: May try 2 tablespoon of maalox. If no relief may want to discuss visiting your physician. ...Read more

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I recently have stomach cramps if I lay on my side stomach or back why?

I recently have stomach cramps if I lay on my side stomach or back why?

Alarm signs to check: Recurrent abdominal crampy discomfort is addressed by accompanying signs/symptoms that may localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risks? Also, what testing have you had? ...Read more

Upper Abdomen (Definition)

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Stomach Cramps (Definition)

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