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I am having a throbbing, pulsating pain 7mm to the left of my belly button. Is it cancer? 

I am having a throbbing, pulsating pain 7mm to the left of my belly button. Is it cancer? 

Likely not: See your doctor for pains that do not go away or are worrisome. It may be something as simple as gas pain, but could also represent a host of other medical problems that your doctor should help you with. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

An uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion and metastases is what cancer is defined as. It produced abnormal growth of cells which acquire destructive properties causing serious threat to host's life, unless it can be removed or destroyed by ...Read more


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been having a sharp throbbing pain just below my belly button in the center. The pain increases when I take a deep breath. The pain comes and goes?

 been having a sharp throbbing pain just below my belly button in the center. The pain increases when I take a deep breath. The pain comes and goes?

Evaluation: hi, there is no way anyone could tell you what exactly going on with u without a thorough history and physical examination, please see ur MD for evaluation, it could be just muscle pain, Urinary tract infection, ovarian cyst among other things. ...Read more

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Managing Pain from Cancer (Checklist)

Ask oncologist to refer you to cancer pain specialist
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Ask pain specialist about both interventional and medication options
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If pancreatic cancer, ask about a celiac plexus block
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If neuropathy, request trial of ketamine-based topical creams
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I have a throbbing pain that can be sharp in my left abdomen right under my ribs. I also have a clear liquid coming from my belly button. What is this?

I have a throbbing pain that can be sharp in my left abdomen right under my ribs. I also have a clear liquid coming from my belly button. What is this?

Examination needed: Clear liquid from belly button is not a common complaint, surgery recently? Family history of imflamatory bowel disease? Get abdominal pain checked out immediately. Left sided belly pain can be as simple as constipation, but you need a plan based on a good examination. ...Read more

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The past week I've had a dull throbbing pain on the left side of my body a cpl. inches below my belly button. Pain is worse while urinating.Thoughts?

The past week I've had a dull throbbing pain on the left side of my body a cpl. inches below my belly button. Pain is worse while urinating.Thoughts?

Bladder infection: See your PCM or go to an Urgent Care to have your urine checked for infection. There are also some over the counter Urine tests that you can use to detect bladder infections - if positive (abnormal), you will need antibiotic treatment. If the urine tests are normal (negative), additional tests for a GYN or GI (gut) problem should be performed. ...Read more

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Flutter sens. Right under belly button. No pain. No symps. Last less than a second. Occurs once an hour or two. Gas? Cancer? Serious? Scared n no ins

Flutter sens. Right under belly button. No pain. No symps. Last less than a second. Occurs once an hour or two. Gas? Cancer?  Serious? Scared n no ins

Muscle irritation: As a gastrointestinal surgeon, i can tell you that I have never seen a patient with cancer present with this symptom. In all likelihood, this is just an abdominal wall muscle that is irritable, just like an eyelid that sometimes twitches during the day. If it gets worse or is accompanied by new symptoms, a physical exam with your doctor is a good idea. ...Read more

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Can cancer and belly button pain be related at all?

Can cancer and belly button pain be related at all?

Rarely: If cancer in abdomen, can have spread to umbilicus- belly button, or fluid in abdomen-ascites can fill, area. More commonly umbilical hernia. ...Read more

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Managing Neck Pain (Checklist)

Use pain medication as directed
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Avoid fast movements
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See your doctor if your neck pain hasn't improved in 1 week
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How do u know when u have cancer in the belly button???

How do u know when u have cancer in the belly   button???

Very unlikely: There are some rare instances that other cancers can spread to that area, but as a first site - it is really unlikely. If you can't shake the fear - see a doctor and ask for a CBT psychotherapy referral to learn about your medical fears and how to deal with them. A negative physical exam is a good start. ...Read more

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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


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