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Tightness Under Belly Button
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.
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
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
When I touch upper part of belly button I feel little sharp pain, I don't feel it without touching it. I doubt it is bit tight. Is there anything wrong?
So I have been working out and last week I did a pt test for army I'm 20 yes old and right bellow my belly button there is this like tight pain that?
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
Why is my belly button and above it so tight when I stand up? Iknow im still healing from my icarcerated abd wall hernia
Always have a tight knitted feeling a few inches above belly button area if I rub it I sometimes burp but knot feeling still remains there not painful?
Epigastrium: A knotting discomfort in that area of the abdomen can be due to gastritis, peptic ulcer or mild pylorospasm. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, spicy or greasy foods. Take medication like prilosec or zantac. If symptoms don't improve see your physician or consult a gastroenterologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
My stomach is tight and I feel like my belly button is getting smaller im 19 weeks is that normal?
Sure is: Everything you describe sounds normal for halfway through.. ..CONGRATULATIONS ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
39/F w/ache above left hip & "pulling" feeling 1/2 way to belly button (but lower). Where ache "ends" feels tight. Had colonoscopy & all ok there.??
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!! ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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?
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?
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.
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). ...Read more
When someone continously has abdominal hernias, on side and by belly button, doc said just prone, would they benefit from muscles tighten n tuck?
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. ...Read more
Lower stomach pain near belly button hurts when breathe out but not in, can't stand straight or sit straight, feels really tight and heavy?
Lower abdominal pain:
How long you have the pain? And how severe it is?
If it is severe enough need to go to ER as it could be appendicitis, lymph adenitis, bowel obstruction, pancreatitis so on. If not a severe pain need to consider enteritis, colitis, ovarian problems. Basically need more information and exam to guide you ...Read more
3days ago I had a bowel movement an got nausea since then I've had constant nausea and a tight knot feeling about 2fingers above belly button?
Acid-peptic disorder: This sounds like about the right location for acid-related stomach lining irritation. I'm glad this is "just" nausea and a tightness in the epigastrium rather than vomiting blood and stabbing pain through to the back. Reasonable initial treatment would be any acid-reducing medication like pepcid, zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, or prevacid. Avoid trigger foods like chocolate, coffee, caffeine, and tobacco. ...Read more
Feeling tight and cramps just below the belly button, nausea. Low fever of 99.7. Sometimes feel heavy in lower ab. Not pregnant.?
Negative preg test: If you had a negative pregnancy test, my best guess would be that you are suffering from a mild GI infection/irritation, which is not terribly uncommon. It coukd even be a reaction to something you ate. Try to take it easy with what you eat if you feel like eating, sticking with blander foods like toast, oatmeal, soup, crackers. If it gets worse or nausea/vomiting/bad diarrhea- see your doctor. ...Read more
Slight pressure lower abdomen under belly button. Light pain when sitting up. Tightness. Some rumbling and gas. NOT pregnant. No other symptoms.?
Abdominal pain: Perhaps you have indigestion. Or you may be constipated. Try an antacid if you are still feeling gassy. Be sure to drink 6-8 glasses of water daily and add fiber to your diet to have good bowel movements. Some foods high in fiber include, fruits, whole grains, cereal, brown rice. ...Read more
2 months missed period, dull back pain and to right of belly button. Abdominal tightness. 5 negative pregnancy tests. What's wrong?
Tightness around/behind belly button, small purple/yellow bruises to left and right of belly button. Sometimes hurts. Back pain around bulging disc. Diarrhea, throat dry. Been drinking plenty of water?
Medical examination.: These symtoms require a comprehensive physicial examination. ...Read more
Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more
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