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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

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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.

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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.

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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;

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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.

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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.

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I had endometriosis an either side of belly button just below squeeze so tight after period for a week. Buscopan don't help what else can I take?

I had endometriosis an either side of belly button just below squeeze so tight after period for a week. Buscopan don't help what else can I take?

Endometriosis: The umbilicus is an odd but not impossible place to have endometriosis. Buscopan is typically prescribed for gastrointestinal spasm so it is not likely to help with endometriosis pain. See and Obgyn and confirm that endometriosis is the correct diagnosis and discuss options for treatment.

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What could cause a tight feeling between belly button and ribs. Passing wind and gas does not help?

Sounds like stomach: There are many issues that can occur in that area, but gastritis or other issues with the stomach are the most likely. See your doc to get test. Try prilosec OTC in the meantime and avoid acidy foods, caffeine, soda, and spicy foods. Could also be your abdominal muscles, liver, gall bladder, or spleen. Get checked out!!

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I'm having muscle tension around my belly button and im focusing on it too much, so I feel tightness around that area...is it anxiety or something els?

I'm having muscle tension around my belly button and im focusing on it too much, so I feel tightness around that area...is it anxiety or something els?

You may have: Pulled one of your rectus abdominis muscles on the front side of your belly. Or you may have some inflammation or infection of the belly button, but that is usually accompanied by heat, pain and swelling of the belly button itself. Or like you say it may anxiety related, though it is more common to have shortness of breath, chest pains or stomach cramps with anxiety.

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Ibs flare. Tight heavy knot tucked up in left rib near side and also online with belly button near side. How can I get rid of this buscopam not worked?

Ibs flare. Tight heavy knot tucked up in left rib near side and also online with belly button near side. How can I get rid of this buscopam not worked?

Might not be IBS: Pain is not typical with irritable bowel. People do get cramping at times, but if this is a consistent pain, you should seek additional medical care. If this is more gas pain or cramping, gentle movement is your best bet to get things going in the right direction. A walk and drinking plenty of fluid may get you back on track.

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Hi I havnt been able to leave my home for the past 6months I've constantly got tightness from my throat to my belly button what can it be?

Hi I havnt been able to leave my home for the past 6months I've constantly got tightness from my throat to my belly button what can it be?

Atypical Chestpain: First any pathology in the throat, esophagus/food pipe and stomach need to be ruled out, if it is okay you might be having anxiety, get a consultation with your doctor

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Belly button pain and visibly pulling down on right side, belly big/tight/makes waves, nausea, hard to breathe after eating, bigger/pain on rt. Ovary?

Belly button pain and visibly pulling down on right side, belly big/tight/makes waves, nausea, hard to breathe after eating, bigger/pain on rt. Ovary?

See your Dr or Gyn: Your belly is telling you to see your dr. Either primary or gyn to start reasonable--if cannot get to either, er for testing and imaging might be reasonable also.

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Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Tightness/pain in lower abdomen below belly button and slightly to the right. Feels like there's a slight lump about 2 inches from hip bone.

Needs evaluation: You need to be evaluated by a physician promptly. This is the area where you can have pain with appendicitis, which can rupture if not treated in an appropriate time. It can be something non urgent, but you need to be evaluated by a physician soon. Take care.

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What can I do to tighten the lower abdominal muscles, that is, around the belly button area?

What can I do to tighten the lower abdominal muscles, that is, around the belly button area?

Abdominal exercise: While sit-ups can increase abdominal muscle mass they will only minimially help you loose stomach fat, if any. To lose adipose tissue work on a cardio mix (walking, running, biking, swimming, circuit training, etc - mix it up). Keep in mind that you can not target one specific area of the body to loose weight, and over time the adipose will decrease in many areas of your body (stomach included).

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When someone continously has abdominal hernias, on side and by belly button, doc said just prone, would they benefit from muscles tighten n tuck?

When someone continously has abdominal hernias, on side and by belly button, doc said just prone, would they benefit from muscles tighten n tuck?

Maybe: You list conditions of Hodgkin's disease, radiation and chemo and prior hernia repairs. All these add up to a higher risk of recurrence of the hernia. Muscle "tighten and tuck" won't decrease that recurrence rate.

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Virgin, but period is 2 months late. Constipated, belly button looks swollen, was hurting yesterday and felt tight. What's wrong with me?

Virgin, but period is 2 months late. Constipated, belly button looks swollen, was hurting yesterday and felt tight. What's wrong with me?

Get examined: Swelling and tenderness around your belly button needs to be checked early to rule out medical condition requiring urgent attention like umbilical hernia or appendicitis. Late periods are quite common and constipation, while non urgent p, should not be ignored, as it can cause a lot of pain and other complications down the road.

Belly Button (Definition)

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