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What can cause stomach pain right below my belly button?

What can cause stomach pain right below my belly button?

Many things: There is not sufficient information to provide an informed answer. It may be as simple as flatulence to a malignancy. How old are your? When do you get the pain? Relation to meals or bowel movement? Change in bowel habits? Palpable mass in abdomen? Relation to periods? If pain persists beyond two weeks, see your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Stomach Pain (Definition)

Most people will describe pain in any part of abdomen as stomach pain, it is what many patients say but in medical terms it is pain in the stomach which is located in middle of upper abdomen, so real stomach pain is the pain ...Read more


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I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause .Took pt and it came out negative?

I have severe stomach pain inside my belly button what can be the cause .Took pt and it came out negative?

Seek Attention: Severe abdominal pain located near the belly button can have serious causes, such as, appendicitis, pancreatitis, ulcers, among others. Important symptoms to look for would be for a fever, difficulty eating, nausea, vomiting, bloody diarrhea. I advise that you seek medical attention today to discuss this formally with your physician and have an appropriate medical exam. ...Read more

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Low funct. gallbladder (30h; Dr says remove; prefer not prematurely; stomach pain is now just above belly button Still caused by gallbladder?

No one can answer.: Impossible to say, but if the pain is the same as when you went for the testing, it seems likely. If it is different (location, quality) then it might be something else, but typically one diagnosis at a time in the abdominal area in an otherwise healthy person. Most often, GB pain is in the right upper quadrant and you also feel it in the shoulder. Also it hurts if you press on the area. ...Read more

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Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.

Can IBS and stress cause knotted stomach pain about 1 inch above belly button. This pain seems to come on during high stress times and lasts for days.

That can happen.: I would encourage you to look into destressing techniques like deep breathing exercises & progressive muscle relaxation. Tai chi, acupuncture, meditation & yoga are also beneficial. If you efforts are not doing the trick, consider seeing a psychologist to work more on ways to handle stress. Take care. ...Read more

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What could cause sharp stomach pain around the belly button area in a five year old boy? And why would orange juice send him into tears?

Meckel's diverticulu: There is a concept called referred pain. Pain felt at the belly button could be generated anywhere in his gut from just outside of his stomach to his mid-transverse colon-in other words, not very specific location. Bring him to his doc and if he is stymied to a peds GI doc. There is also possibility of Meckel's diverticulum. Good luck! ...Read more

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Can stomach flu cause ache in right side and just to the right of my belly button? Also can back pain cause stomach pain?

Abdominal pain: There are numerous potential explanations for abdominal pain and these require more info than has been provided. What other symptoms are present, for how long, severity and radiation, and other issues which have not been addressed in this question. Also, the term "stomach flu" defies easy definition. If the questioner has right lower quadrant pain she should see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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Could a partial obstruction cause stomach pain/cramping in belly button region and nausea after eating or drinking and loud stomach grumbling noises?

Could a partial obstruction cause stomach pain/cramping in belly button region and nausea after eating or drinking and loud stomach grumbling noises?

Yes, but…: A partial obstruction of the intestines can cause the symptoms you mentioned above, but so can a lot of other things, including very common viral gastroenteritis. I would switch to liquids for a diet until your symptoms start to resolve. If they persist for more than 1 to 2 days, then I would see your doctor. ...Read more

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What should I do about my belly pain? I could feel a lump in my stomach just to the right below my belly button. I can no longer feel it and I have this horrible stomach pain in that area. It was just to the touch before , but now it is constant. My bl

You : You are describing pain where people with appendicitis localize their symptoms. If you were seen early on in the process, a ct and blood count could both miss the diagnosis. Since you posted your question 3 days ago, i assume things have gotten worse if you have appendicitis. Sometimes the appendix is located posteriorly behind the cecum and a ruptured appendix seals off creating an abscess. Patients with retrocecal appendicitis are often difficult to diagnose and the diagnosis is missed on the initial evaluation. If you are still having pain, you need to be re-evaluated. If examination is suggestive of a surgical abdomen, you should have exploratory surgery regardless of the ct results. Physicians have become too dependent on imaging results and surgeons may wait too long to go in, resulting in a more complicated post surgical course and more morbidity. ...Read more

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I have a stomach pain below my belly button. It feels like muscles but i haven't done anything to pull them. It hurts to move and during intercourse.

I have a stomach pain below my belly button. It feels like muscles but i haven't done anything to pull them. It hurts to move and during intercourse.

Could be 3 problems: Most common reason could be constipation and collection oif feces in lower colon. So take 4 tablets of dulcolax at night (all 4 as one dose), next morning you will have a good bm and it will clean your system. 2. Give rest to your muscles. 3. It may be urine infection. Take one tablet of Cipro (ciprofloxacin) 500 mg twice daily for one week. 4. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. William Harris
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Stomach Discomfort (Definition)

Stomach discomfort or pain can be due to problems in digestion or irritation to the stomach. Some people use the term to describe discomfort ...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