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Doctor insights on: Swelling Near Bellybutton Symptoms

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What can cause these symptoms? 1) difficulty of sleeping on left side, 2) random tenderness inch away left of belly button, 3) lower left back pain

What can cause these symptoms? 1) difficulty of sleeping on left side, 2) random tenderness inch away left of belly button, 3) lower left back pain

Nondiagnostic: These symptoms are nondiagnostic and more information is needed in order to make a diagnosis. A physician would take a thorough history and perform a physical examination in order to make a diagnosis. Any appropriate tests will then be ordered. ...Read more

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Upper left back pain at the quadrant. pain left rib cage & swollen, painful stomach near ribcage. No injury occur. Gastriritis? Wbc is 10.1.

Wbc not cons w: An elevated white count is not common with gastritis. Have they checked your pancreas? Your pain could be referred from the stomach, pancreas or intestines. The spleen sits at the upper left quadrant too... Hard to say without the full exam and labs to look at. ...Read more

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Constant pain near lower vaginal area inside burning irritation normal discharge been weeks of this.Back pain and fever?

Constant pain near lower vaginal area inside burning irritation normal discharge been weeks of this.Back pain and fever?

Cultures done?: At the very least you will want a doctor to visualize this area for other signs of inflammation or infection and take cultures obviously of urine, the cervical area, vaginal discharge, and within any areas of ulceration of the mucosal walls. Blood work also recommended. A thorough history of sexual contacts and if their status is known should be obtained and analyzed. ...Read more

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Pain around the naval area/belly, what could it be? Other symptoms: stomach soreness, discomfort, diarrhea.. (male, 24 yrs)

Pain around the naval area/belly, what could it be? Other symptoms: stomach soreness, discomfort, diarrhea.. (male, 24 yrs)

R/O appendicitis: Consider appendicitis; classically it starts in the upper abdomen or near the naval then over 12-24 hours it becomes sharp a sharp pain in the lower right abdomen, where the appendix is located. Other symptoms include diarrhea and/or vomiting along with the pain in abdomen, low grade fever and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is a surgical emergency, if symptoms persist, seek medical attention soon. ...Read more

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Abdomominal Itching mid section beneath sternum and above Umbilical. No Pain or rash - Intermittent Needle like jabs on mid right side. could thisbe?

Abdomominal Itching mid section beneath sternum and above Umbilical. No Pain or rash - Intermittent Needle like jabs on mid right side.  could thisbe?

May be shingles: The main thing I'd be concerned about is shingles aka herpes, especially if you have a fever as well. It usually occurs in a strip (along a nerve) along the area you described. Here's more info: http://www.cdc.gov/shingles/about/index.html. Other thoughts are either ringworm or a general dermatitis. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing pain above and around the area of my bellybutton, what could it be? No constipation is present.

I'm experiencing pain above and around the area of my bellybutton, what could it be? No constipation is present.

How long? Pain or: spasm? Or both? Need more info in order to help you. Were you eating something that didn't agree with you? Are you having any GI discomfort, diarrhea, nausea. Have you taken anything for it, like Pepto Bismo, fiber, Tums (calcium carbonate)? The more info you can provide, the better the advice given. If it's been going on for awhile, have UR doctor check it out and do an abdominal exam. That will give U direct answer ...Read more

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I am experiencing abdominal pain (all over) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: severe) , scrotum swelling, groin lump, scrotum di...

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I am experiencing  abdominal pain (all over) (quality: stinging or burning sensation) (severity: severe) , scrotum swelling, groin lump, scrotum di...

Urgent; see doctor..: Your condition needs an urgent/emergent attention asap, and do not try to wait out. Without further detailed history + a direct look and palpation, it is impossible to deduce right diagnosis. However, to get all these related things done correctly for good care is not that hard by following instructions in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html. Best wish to health... ...Read more

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Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep. Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Right knee pain, swelling & tightness with pain radiating to instep.  Symptoms suddenly began for no apparent reason.

Infection or?: This could be atraumatic swelling in conjunction with an infection, ex. gonorrhea, lyme disease, or a more discreet injury to knee cartilage that you are unaware of. See MD for further help with this via tests. ...Read more

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Right pierced nipple. No signs of redness/swelling/infection but has sever pain? Shoulder pain. Related?

Right pierced nipple. No signs of redness/swelling/infection but has sever pain? Shoulder pain. Related?

I would: Maybe remove the piercing. Shoulder pain should not radiate to the nipple tip, unless you have a severe injury involving multiple body parts. I would start with the removal and see your doctor as soon as possible. Good luck. ...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