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Stomach Pain Just Above Belly Button
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
Got stomach pain just above the belly button under the chest, not relieved by antacids or painkillers?
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
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
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
I'm a 27 year old female. I'm having extrem stomacI'm a 27 year old female. I'm having extreme stomach pain right side near the belly button.?
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
Possible appendix: To emergency immediately - esp. If pushing down then releasing rapidly causes flinching. ...Read more
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
My 8 y/o son has been having bad stomach pain around belly button for approx 6 hours. It comes & goes. He has thrown up 2x Temp= 95.1 normal= 98.6 ER?
I am having upper stomach pain where my stomach feels raw and I am nauseated a lot- also pain will be in my belly button and hurts all over sometimes-?
Hard to say: If nausea and belly button pain is present I'd suggest an exam at an emergency room. It could be many intestinal causes and without exam and appropriate testing there is so much we can not rule out. Good luck. ...Read more
What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before, but now it is constant. My bl
You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, I assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results.
Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more
27 year old female. I'm having extreme stomach pain right side near the belly button. No apendex or gallbladder. Help?
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.
Stomach pain directly underneath my belly button. Hurts to move. Feels kinda like I did too many sit ups. But did not. Hurts when I push on it to.?
Muscle strain: You probably strained an abdominal muscle if it hurts to move and is tender to the touch. Make sure there are no GI symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea etc. ...Read more
My 8 yo son has bad stomach pain by belly button for approx 6 hours. It wakes him. Comes and goes. Thrown up 2x Temp= 95.1 Norm Temp= 98.6. ER trip??
Yes please: Get him seen asapGet a more detailed answer ›
My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?
Abd pain & nausea: You must go to your doctor ASAP or ER. You have acute symptoms after abdominal trauma. Please don't ignore. Feel better. ...Read more
10 yr old child has stomach pain - said it aches - from belly button upward not sure what to give him
There are many illnesses - some rare, some common - that can cause pain in this area for a child such as:
- gastresophageal reflux disease
- gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- peptic ulcer disease
- gallbladder disease
- functional abdominal pain
and those are just a few of the things that could be causing it! Without knowing more information and being able to examine your child, it's hard for me to be able to tell what's going on and how to direct you to treat him. The safest thing to do is to call his doctor. They may want to examine him or ask you a series of questions in order to figure out how serious his stomach pain is and what to do next. ...Read more
Male, 58 sudden onset of mid stomach pain (center belly button area), is hard and tender to the touch, bending, stretching etc.?
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
I've been experiencing mild stomach pain above my belly button. Dizziness, confusion, nothing seems to help. Sometimes wakes me up at night.?
Mild stomach pain?: It is important to see your PCP for physical exam and work up. ...Read more
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?
Can stomach flu cause ache in right side and just to the right of my belly button? Also can back pain cause stomach pain?
Abdominal pain: There are numerous potential explanations for abdominal pain and these require more info than has been provided. What other symptoms are present, for how long, severity and radiation, and other issues which have not been addressed in this question. Also, the term "stomach flu" defies easy definition. If the questioner has right lower quadrant pain she should see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Pain in right side of abdomen by belly button what can this be, hurts to walk and to press on stomach pain killers don't help?
Appendicitis?: Pain and tenderness at the area you mentioned suggests appendicitis could be possible. You need to be seen by a doctor ASAP. It may be something else, but a ruptured appendix can be a serious and even potentially life-threatening condition. Go to your doctor or an emergency room immediately. ...Read more
Lower stomach pain near belly button hurts when breathe out but not in, can't stand straight or sit straight, feels really tight and heavy?
Lower abdominal pain:
How long you have the pain? And how severe it is?
If it is severe enough need to go to ER as it could be appendicitis, lymph adenitis, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis so on. If not a severe pain need to consider enteritis, colitis, ovarian problems. Basically need more information and exam to guide you ...Read more
Sudden severe stomach pain that's around belly button and chest area, worst with different movement/position and when pressed. What is this?
Doctor can evaluate: Anyone with "severe stomach pain" should be evaluated by her doctor. The Emergency Room can evaluate severe stomach pain, if the primary care or regular doctor is not able to help right away. Many things are between (or near) the belly button and the bottom of the ribs, such as: liver, gall bladder, stomach, spleen, pancreas, duodenum, transverse colon, abdominal wall muscles, etc... ...Read more
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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