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I have stomach pains above my belly button and between my rib cage and my lower back hurts but i had my period already?

I have stomach pains above my belly button and between my rib cage and my lower back hurts but i had my period already?

Abdominal pain: Sounds like you have epigastric pain, which is usually due to some problem with your gastrointestinal tract and not your pelvic organs. Would need to know what other symptoms you have to help pinpoint what the likely cause is. You may want to try an anti-gas product first to see if it is gas pain. Your back pain may be unrelated. ...Read more

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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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Feeling stomach pains around the belly button. Any worrisome organ in that location?

Feeling stomach pains around the belly button.  Any worrisome organ in that location?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis often starts with pain around the belly button and then migrates more to the right side. Anything that is causing irritation in the abdominal cavity can present as pain around the belly button because that is where the tissue that lines the cavity bunches together. ...Read more

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I have extreme stomach pains. Pain area is from belly button and upward to top of stomach. Any ideas what this might be?

I have extreme stomach pains. Pain area is from belly button and upward to top of stomach. Any ideas what this might be?

Hmmm: Are you currently pregnant and if so, how far along? Usually pain in the area below the xiphoid and above the belly button comes from the stomach such as dyspepsia or ulcer or from the pancreas such as pancreatitis. I would see your doctor for exam and blood work. Sometimes gall bladder can cause pain centrally in the upper abdomen as well. ...Read more

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Stomach pains / twisting? My stomach feels like its being twisted and it burns slightly. It's in the middle above my belly button. Why? How to stop it

Mylanta? Maalox?: Any gastric reflux, stomach flu, or food poisoning type of illness can have symptoms such as heartburn, nausea, bloating, vomiting, tummy pain, tummy cramps, etc... One person can have some or all of these symptoms. If symptoms are mild, they might go away in a day or two. Sometimes they can be severe or last a whole week, so a doctor's evaluation would be needed. ...Read more

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I have been experiencing some stomach pains but they go and come, i press right below my belly button and there is pain and also a tightness?

I have been experiencing some stomach pains but they go and come,  i press right below my belly button and there is pain and also a tightness?

Need medical exam: If these pains persist or worsen in intensity you should have a medical exam. There are many possible causes for what you describe and some could be transient but others could be more serious. If the pain worsens and you develop fever or blood in the stool then you need a medical consultation. As a precaution until this condition subsides it would be prudent to avoid alcohol or laxatives. ...Read more

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I have severe stomach pains under my belly button that comes and goes frequent urination

You : You may have a urinary tract infection. Pain involving your back could be due to things like a kidney stone, kidney infection or referred pain from appendicitis. Appendicitis can sometimes begin around the belly button and then eventually migrates to the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. If your abdominal pain is severe, recommend that you be evaluated at the emergency room now. A surgical problem needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Why do I get horrible stomach pains bottom of belly button and side while having sex after a while?

Why do I get horrible stomach pains bottom of belly button and side while having sex after a while?

Interesting: To figure that one out you might need an ultrasound of the pelvis and possible a laproscope to look for an adhesion. There is a developmental structure that has some attachment between the belly button and the pelvis too, but that would take the laproscope too. ...Read more

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Week long occasional but severe stomach pains, near belly button acid and throw up feeling sometimes but no throw up what could this be?

Week long occasional but severe stomach pains, near belly button acid and throw up feeling sometimes but no throw up what could this be?

I would: First look at how much ibuprofin or aleve you take, this can cause gastritis. Consider trying tylenol (acetaminophen) for a while and try generic Omeprazole every day. Any fever or severe pain get to er, go in if this doesn't help. Tobacco use can add to gastritis as well as constipation. Gd luck. ...Read more

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My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button. Poop is normal so far.?

My child is five years old and says he has stomach pains around the belly button.  Poop is normal so far.?

Need more info: Does your child have any past medical history? Is your child having fevers? How often is your child having the pain and is it after eating? Pain around the belly button is very common and kids can have it for many reasons including emotional reasons. That is why it is very important to document when your child is complaining. If your child is having fevers with the pain please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Missed period and stomach pains on right side of belly button, what could be wrong?

R/o pregnancy: When a mences is missed in a sexually active woman of reproductive years and has associated pelvic pain, pregnancy status must be assessed. Additionally, if early pregnancy with pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy must be ruled out. ...Read more

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Iv been having hot flushes, stomach pains around belly button, feeling sick, exhausted any idea what it could be?

Iv been having hot flushes, stomach pains around belly button, feeling sick, exhausted any idea what it could be?

Pregnancy?: There are many possibilities; however, if you were in my office I would first order a pregnancy test. There are many other possibilities. Check a home pregnancy test. Assuming you are not pregnant, I would wait a few days to see if you feel better. If not, then see your doc. Best wishes! ...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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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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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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Daughter has terrible stomach pain. Behind her belly button, she flinches with pain?

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

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


Upper Abdomen (Definition)

Draw a transverse line through the umbilicus and the upper abdomen includes every part of the belly above this line and below the ...Read more