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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 caused pain around the belly button? There is really nothing else going on just pain around the belly button.

What caused pain around the belly button? There is really nothing else going on just pain around the belly button.

Causes: Mild discomfort? If pain migrates to right lower quadrant of abdomen or becomes severe, this warrants surgical eval. If there is mass(the changes in size) close to the naval, this also warrants evaluation (but not urgent). ...Read more

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What causes pain inside the belly button area stomach of 7yr old?

What causes pain inside the belly button area stomach of 7yr old?

Many possibilities: You have to think about external as well as internal causes. Has there been any external trauma to the area in sports, playing, etc? Thinking of internal issues, is there a history of constipation, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease? Have the child seen by the doctor for a good history on the problem, and a thorough exam. Hope this is helpful. ...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 causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

Muscle pain: The most likely answer is some sort of muscular spasm causing the pain. There is also the possibility of a small umbilical hernia that could periodically cause some sharp pains. If the pain becomes severe and is associated with nausea, vomiting or fever, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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Anyone have any idea what would cause pain from the belly button down to my testicles?

Consider torsion: For sudden severe pain, worst case scenario is a twisted testicle (torsion) seek emergency care immediately. ...Read more

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What causes shooting pain in belly button and vagina during and after urination?

Possible UTI: Urinary tract infections (uti), either of bladder or kidneys, are described as painful frequent urgent urination. Bladder infections have symptoms localized to the pelvic region. Kidney infections may include back/flank pain plus fever/sweats/chills. Go see your family physician and get evaluated. If indeed you have a uti, antibiotics are only solution. ...Read more

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What would cause pain below my belly button in the middle. Hurts before a bowel or urination, before i sit or stand. Recently diag with mono/ebv?

What would cause pain below my belly button in the middle. Hurts before a bowel or urination, before i sit or stand. Recently diag with mono/ebv?

See a doctor: You need a detailed physical exam and almost certainly some imaging studies to find out what is going on. Do this soon before it becomes more severe. Good luck. ...Read more