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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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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


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What could cause pain above belly button and above overies?

What could cause pain above belly button and above overies?

See your doctor: Symptoms and concerns like these mandate a thorough evaluation by your doctor. Only after such an evaluation, which may include labs and radiographic examinations, can he/she let you know what's going on and how best to help you. ...Read more

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What could be causing pain above my belly button and when I palpate I feel a small knot?

May be a hernia: You may have an umbilical hernia. You should see your physician for an evaluation. The hernia may need to be reduced if it is painful. After being reduced, the hernia is deformity is repaired. ...Read more

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When you have the linea nigera and are not pregnant, what can cause it to darken and expand above the belly button?

When you have the linea nigera and are not pregnant, what can cause it to darken and expand above the belly button?

Linea nigra: linea nigra can darken when adrenal insuffiency is present.See your internist or gynecological endocrinologist for a complete physical and blood work ...Read more

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Can messing with your belly button cause problems?

Can messing with your belly button cause problems?

?messing?: Not sure what you mean by "messing with", but if one was to try and pierce themselves per se, for a belly button ring, that would not be advised, as it may lead to infection. Best to have any piercings done by a certified professional. ...Read more