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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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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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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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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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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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Pain above belly button made worse when lying on back, what could it be? Causes? Cancer?

Abdominal pain: abdominal pain can be so many things.... If above belly button and worse with lying down my first diagnosis would be gastritis or reflux disease. See a doctor for a detailed history and exam. ...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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Stomach constantly gurgling with pain at belly button, pain does not migrate. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Stomach constantly gurgling with pain at belly button, pain does not migrate. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

No: Colon cancer at your age is highly unlikely. Gurgling is from movement of gas in the intestine. You may need to adjust your diet through trial and error. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Can pain around belly button be caused by ovarian cancer. I have no other symptoms but I do have fibroids- and a large fibroid where the pain is.

Can pain around belly button be caused by ovarian cancer.  I have no other symptoms but I do have fibroids- and a large fibroid where the pain is.

Umbilicus pain: Ovarian cancer has may ill defined symptoms, which is why it is so hard ot diagnosis. You also have other reasons for pain like fibroids, , could be hernia , GERD, possible pancreas, gallbladder. Follow up with your doctor urgent care and consider CT of abdomen or ultrasound( abdominal and transvaginal) to check ovaries and other causes. ...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