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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. Adam Lewis
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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?

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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Stomach growling, gas, bloating. Neg preg test and haven't missed a period over a year. Have this thumping above my belly button, stomach pain, cause?

Stomach growling, gas, bloating. Neg preg test and haven't missed a period over a year. Have this thumping above my belly button, stomach pain, cause?

Gastroenterologist: Your symptoms may be caused by irritable bowel syndrome, gluten or lactose intolerance. I recommend a consultation with a gastroenterologist who will order appropriate studies in order to make a diagnosis and give you dietary advice as well. ...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

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I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

I am having severe upper stomach pain, right above my belly button. This happens when I stand up, and/or move. It's fine when I'm laying down?

Hard to say: Without knowing your medical history, medication use, etc. Its hard to pinpoint cause. May be GI (stomach, intestinal, appendix or any of the organs in abdomen issues), Gyn (ovaries), muscular. May due to food or liquid you ingested. May be a serious issue or benign. If it is severe pain, better to seek immediate medical attention. Don't wait. ...Read more

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Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Stomach pain above the belly button up ton senter of chest?

Many possibilities!: A person with tummy pain between the belly button and the bottom of the rib cage can have a variety of problems. A doctor's examination is needed, unless the person is young & healthy, and the pain is mild & resolves quickly. Possible causes include: stomach acid problems, reflux symptoms, pancreatitis, gall stone related problems, abdominal muscle strains, some sort of hernia, shingles rash, etc. ...Read more

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Daughter has terrible stomach pain. Behind her belly button, she flinches with pain?

Possible appendix: To emergency immediately - esp. If pushing down then releasing rapidly causes flinching. ...Read more

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I am having upper stomach pain where my stomach feels raw and I am nauseated a lot- also pain will be in my belly button and hurts all over sometimes-?

I am having upper stomach pain where my stomach feels raw and I am nauseated a lot- also pain will be in my belly button and hurts all over sometimes-?

Hard to say: If nausea and belly button pain is present I'd suggest an exam at an emergency room. It could be many intestinal causes and without exam and appropriate testing there is so much we can not rule out. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband is having strong stomach pain right above his belly button when swallowing or eating what is it? It also gets worse when bending over.

My husband is having strong stomach pain right above his belly button when swallowing or eating what is it? It also gets worse when bending over.

Exam needed: "Strong" abd pain should be evaluated.
This could be an ulcer, gastritis, or GERD
An exam will be necessary to differentiate and make a correct DX.
Take your husband to a DR. ...Read more

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Stomach pain directly underneath my belly button. Hurts to move. Feels kinda like I did too many sit ups. But did not. Hurts when I push on it to.?

Stomach pain directly underneath my belly button. Hurts to move. Feels kinda like I did too many sit ups. But did not. Hurts when I push on it to.?

Muscle strain: You probably strained an abdominal muscle if it hurts to move and is tender to the touch. Make sure there are no GI symptoms like vomiting, diarrhea etc. ...Read more

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My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

My child jumped on my stomach. Pain around belly button, lower, and above all on right side. Extreme nausea has instantly followed. Its not constant?

Abd pain & nausea: You must go to your doctor ASAP or ER. You have acute symptoms after abdominal trauma. Please don't ignore. Feel better. ...Read more

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I've had stomach pain above my belly button after finishing 2 rounds of xifaxan (rifaximin) for sibo. What could be causing this pain?

SIBO? YOU SURE?: Sibo? Are you sure? It seems to be over-diagnosed currently...Was there any objective evidence for this or was it done as a trial? The latter is ok but it is important to undersand the premise of the therapy. As to the abdominal pain above umbilicus - do you have a small hernia? Please be seen by someone who will examine you (not order a ct scan...). ...Read more

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10 yr old child has stomach pain - said it aches - from belly button upward not sure what to give him

There: There are many illnesses - some rare, some common - that can cause pain in this area for a child such as:
- gastresophageal reflux disease
- gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- gastritis
- peptic ulcer disease
- pancreatitis
- gallbladder disease
- constipation
- appendicitis
- functional abdominal pain

and those are just a few of the things that could be causing it! Without knowing more information and being able to examine your child, it's hard for me to be able to tell what's going on and how to direct you to treat him. The safest thing to do is to call his doctor. They may want to examine him or ask you a series of questions in order to figure out how serious his stomach pain is and what to do next. ...Read more

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Harsh stomach pain about 2 inches about belly button. I currently have a UTI and had a tooth extracted and am taking meds for both.

Med side effect?: There are many possible causes of abdominal pain, and you may need evaluation if this pain doesn't resolve soon. It would be more serious if you are pregnant (please do a home test if that is possible). It's also possible that you are having stomach pain from one of the medicines you are taking. (ibuprofen for tooth pain, or narcotic pain meds can both cause stomach pain) talk to 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