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After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

After eating, stomach pain/burning travels down abdomen esp. left and right sides. Abd. hurts when pressed on.Dr.says too much acid in body. Thoughts?

Maybe: There are many causes of belly pain, some of which are simply annoying, others are deadly. Assuming your doctor did thorough interview & exam, if stomach acid seems to be most likely cause, then high dose omeprazole (Prilosec) can help determine if acid is to blame. If symptoms persist, then other causes should be investigated. Acidity usually affects only upper, central abdomen. ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...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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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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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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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. its 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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Low funct. gallbladder (30h; Dr says remove; prefer not prematurely; stomach pain is now just above belly button Still caused by gallbladder?

No one can answer.: Impossible to say, but if the pain is the same as when you went for the testing, it seems likely. If it is different (location, quality) then it might be something else, but typically one diagnosis at a time in the abdominal area in an otherwise healthy person. Most often, GB pain is in the right upper quadrant and you also feel it in the shoulder. Also it hurts if you press on the area. ...Read more

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Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.

That can happen.: I would encourage you to look into destressing techniques like deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Tai chi, acupuncture, meditation & yoga are also beneficial. If you efforts are not doing the trick, consider seeing a psychologist to work more on ways to handle stress. Take care. ...Read more

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What can cause stomach pain right below my belly button?

What can cause stomach pain right below my belly button?

Many things: There is not sufficient information to provide an informed answer. It may be as simple as flatulence to a malignancy. How old are your? When do you get the pain? Relation to meals or bowel movement? Change in bowel habits? Palpable mass in abdomen? Relation to periods? If pain persists beyond two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Daughter has terrible stomach pain. Behind her belly button, she flinches with pain?

Possible appendix: To emergency immediately - esp. If pushing down then releasing rapidly causes flinching. ...Read more

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I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause .Took pt and it came out negative?

I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause .Took pt and it came out negative?

Seek Attention: Severe abdominal pain located near the belly button can have serious causes, such as, appendicitis, pancreatitis, ulcers, among others. Important symptoms to look for would be for a fever, difficulty eating, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea. I advise that you seek medical attention today to discuss this formally with your physician and have an appropriate medical exam. ...Read more

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Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

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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