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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

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...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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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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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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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

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