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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Strong pulsating in the abdomen, the middle directly above the belly button, I'm female and I'm just curious if you have any ideas what may cause this?
What could cause a tugging /stabbing/ burning sensation 3 inches above the belly button? I do have a history of Crohn's and do not have my appendix.
Does pancreatitis cause burning across the gut, above the belly button, sudden vomiting and weakness?
?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
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