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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Sharp tight pelvic pain from bellybutton down to vagina area , is this normal?

Sharp tight pelvic pain from bellybutton down to vagina area , is this normal?

Not normal: This symptom is a little confusing, it doesn't immediately suggest a cause. It could be pain from a hernia, or possibly fibroids (large ones) on the uterus can cause pain that could radiate to the vagina as well as lower abdomen. Endometriosis would be a possibility - but that wouldn't show up as a new type of pain in someone who is 48 years old. Imaging and exam would be helpful. ...Read more

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I have a feeling of tightness, fullness like a knot just below belly button?

I have a feeling of tightness, fullness like a knot just below belly button?

Some possibilities..: Feeling a knot of tightness near the belly button... Probably not in the skin, so the next layer is the muscle... Maybe a muscle strain from sit-ups or other exercises. Not likely to be a hernia there unless there is a bulge. Under the muscle layer are the intestines... Maybe some intestine contraction or spasm, due to no particular reason or to constipation. A doctor's visit can sort things out. ...Read more

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I have what seems to be a very tight air bubble under my belly button, and after trying to go to the toilet, nothing is happening or improving it.

I have what seems to be a very tight air bubble under my belly button, and after trying to go to the toilet, nothing is happening or improving it.

A bubble/umbilicus: You need to be evaluated for umbilical hernia. If otherwise, you do not have symptoms it is not urgent, but see a doctor for a diagnosis and plans if it is need a hernia ...Read more

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What is causing me to have diahrea a lot and for the middle of my belly button to feel tight inside?

What is causing me to have diahrea a lot and for the middle of my belly button to feel tight inside?

See a GI doctor: You need to undergo a full history and physical exam and have this thoroughly evaluated. Do not wait. Go today. Good luck and best wishes. ...Read more

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Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Muscle Sprain: you may have sprained one of your abdominal muscles; it should get better over time; some heat might help; ...Read more

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Why is my belly button and above it so tight when i stand up? iknow im still healing from my icarcerated abd wall hernia

Healing: Your question was answered by yourself. The healing process of your surgery will cause a tightening of the skin. Massaging with Aloe and creams can help and stretching techniques as approved by your surgeon. Best wishes. ...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?

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

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