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Dr. David Carl Houghton
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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

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Dr. Shontae Buffington
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Dr. Louis Gallia
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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


Dr. Bradford Romans
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Stomach pain above belly button area goes wraps around sides. Nausea . Sharp pain really sharp and now is going threw middle of stomach. 4 days now?

Hernia?: You may have a strangulated umbilical ( bellybutton ) hernia.In any event, you need to see a doctor.This may require emergent surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
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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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Dr. Robert Kwok
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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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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
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I've had stomach pain above my belly button after finishing 2 rounds of xifaxan for sibo..What could be causing this pain?

I've had stomach pain above my belly button after finishing 2 rounds of xifaxan 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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Dr. Bassam Amawi
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Dr. Alvin Lin
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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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Dr. John Rhoades
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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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Dr. Richard Zimon
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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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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...Read more


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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