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

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

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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I have grade 2 spondy at L5/S1 and spina bifada oculta. I have occasional mild moving pain along the right side belly button and groin region along the inguinal region and sometimes at right lower back. Doctor palpation normal he reckoned it'd get better

I have grade 2 spondy at L5/S1 and spina bifada oculta. I have occasional mild moving pain along the right side belly button and groin region along the inguinal region and sometimes at right lower back. Doctor palpation normal he reckoned it'd get better

? Connection: It would be good to know what your MRI showed and when it was done. Since the pain affects these different areas, and it is transient, it is hard to know if there is a connection for certain, but it would be good to know what is going on there.

It was right to do the palpation exam- it may not be related to the spine after all. ...Read more

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I have a small firm lump in middle abdomen between sternum and umbilicus. Could this be a lymph node? Or are nodes too deep in the body to palpate?

I have a small firm lump in middle abdomen between sternum and umbilicus. Could this be a lymph node? Or are nodes too deep in the body to palpate?

Unlikely lymph node: That location lump would be unusual for a lymph node. See your doctor for evaluation of the lump. It may be a fatty collection called a lipoma or something else. ...Read more

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I have pain in a small area next to my belly button when I press on it or when I bend forward. Can someone tell me what this might be caused by?

I have pain in a small area next to my belly button when I press on it or when I bend forward. Can someone tell me what this might be caused by?

Possible hernia: It is likely a developing small hernia, or perhaps an area of recent trauma. See your family doctor if it persists and bothers you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Can ittitable bowel cause pain in abdomen and small intestines around belly button to the left & right of it?

Yes: It can cause any of that pain, but you should have it checked out by a gastroenterologist to rule out other causes of the disease. But all of those pains can be from ibs - good luck. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm a female. 55 yrs old. I have a small hernia on right dude if belly button could that cause pain going up towards ribs on both sides? Thanks

Incarcerated hernia: A right sided paraumbilical hernia can occassionally incarcerate a portion of a loop of small bowel. Initial inflammatory changes could cause refetted pain to the rib areas that you describe. ...Read more

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I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

I just noticed a small bruise below my belly button and don't remember doing anything to cause this. I did use the sauna this evening if this means?

Unrecognized trauma: You have most certainly bumped your tummy against something or perhaps pinched your skin somehow. It does not take a lot of force to cause minor bleeds and bruising. It is also easy to be distracted. I don't see the sauna being related. ...Read more

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What would cause swollen neck nodes, some in deep cervical and groin are hard and fixed, hard knot to left of belly button with pulse, knot in lrq?

Enlarged lymph: Nodes can be caused by infection, inflammatory conditions, or malignancy--many different causes. If these masses are truly lymph nodes and are hard and fixed as you describe them, they sound like real problems. You should be seen by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

What can cause small, itchy, red bumps on the abdomen? Mostly centered around the belly button, but a few stray bumps go up to the bottom of the ribs.

Red itchy bumps: Do you have a belly button ring or a belt could be allergic reaction to nickle take out the ring/ belt and use zyrtec (cetirizine) or benedryl at night (no driving with benedryl), or a skin infection called folliculitis may respond to bacitracin, from sweat/heat, f/u with doc urgent care ...Read more

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If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

If my abdomen and lower parts go numb after a hernia surgery, is that normal? I went in for a double hernia that was caused by lifting to much weight. The belly button and left lower areas were effected. The doctor said the cut would be small and it would

Some numbness common: It depends on what type of hernia repair you had done. It's not uncommon to have numbness around the incisions after surgery. If you had a laparoscopic hernia repair, that should be minimal. Open hernia repairs are associated with some incidence of numbness on the inside of the thigh and scrotum. Sometimes it gets better over time. ...Read more

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I'm having occasional pain in my belly button region. I had my gall bladder removed 4 weeks ago. Feels like a small knot right above the belly button.?

I'm having occasional pain in my belly button region. I had my gall bladder removed 4 weeks ago. Feels like a small knot right above the belly button.?

Wound still healing: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (gallbladder removal via scope) requires several incisions/holes, one of which is through the belly-button (see picture). Scarring is something you only get to see on the outside, but occurs inside as well. The healing may not be complete and internal organ/intestine rubbing on it on/off which may cause some discomfort. As long as it getting better, u r ok. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a small knot 4 or 5 inches below my belly button that is numb. Roughly size of 50 cent piece. Is it serious?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a small knot 4 or 5 inches below my belly button that is numb. Roughly size of 50 cent piece. Is it serious?

probably a hernia: Likely an insignificant hernia. If it becomes painful, grows, or symptoms of bowel obstruction develop (such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain, & distension)... Then you should get out checked before your next OB appointment. ...Read more

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Been having a dull kind of pain in my lower right abdomen region for 3-4 days, it doesn't hurt too bad when I palpate the area. Have no other symptom?

Been having a dull kind of pain in my lower right abdomen region for 3-4 days, it doesn't hurt too bad when I palpate the area. Have no other symptom?

Abdominal pain: Appendicitis is the commonest cause of right lower abdominal discomfort and tenderness usually, but not always, is present. Right ovarian pathology is another possibility. Since your discomfort is persistent, I recommend that you be evaluated by a physician for appendicitis as soon as possible. ...Read more

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What should you consider if you palpate a pulse in the abdomen?

What should you consider if you palpate a pulse in the abdomen?

Ultrasound to check: A pulse in the abdomen is probably just blood moving through your aorta with each heart beat. This is normal and can be felt if you relax a thin abdominal wall. However, if you are obese, or if the pulsation is very prominent, this can be an aortic aneurysm which can be dangerous. This is checked by a physician with ultrasound. With family history of aneurysm or smoking, there is higher risk. ...Read more

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I feel pain when I palpate or press on my abdomen, or sleep on abdomen, Opinions suspect that I have endometriosis, Is there association? /possibilities?

I feel pain when I palpate or press on my abdomen, or sleep on abdomen, Opinions suspect that I have endometriosis, Is there association? /possibilities?

Abdominal pain: Endometriosis typically causes pelvic and sometimes abdominal pain just before and during menses. Pain all the time is not typical from endometriosis. There are many reasons to have pain in abdomen with increased pressure. It could be normal, there could be issues with constipation, bladder infections, ovarian cysts, pulled muscles or nerves. If pain is severe please see a doctor ...Read more

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Acute pain in abdomen left side so sore to palpate had panadol four hlly and nausea meds x 3 a day also gastro smooth nothing helping?

Acute pain in abdomen left side so sore to palpate had panadol four hlly and nausea meds x 3 a day also gastro smooth nothing helping?

Go to the ER.: It is impossible to know for sure what is going on with your abdomen from this description alone, but I can tell you that if your abdomen is tender to touch and palpation, you should be seen in the emergency room to rule out an acute problem in your abdomen such as diverticulitis or acute colitis. Do not delay. Good luck ...Read more

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I have sharp pains in my stomach right above my belly button. What could that be caused from?

I have sharp pains in my stomach right above my belly button. What could that be caused from?

Some thoughts...: Abdominal pain has many causes. Far too many to list here. When you see your doctor, they'll ask you lots of questions: is it worse before or after you eat? Are your bowel movements normal? How long has it been going on? Any nausea? Does eating make it feel better? The "differential" for abdominal pain is so big that you really deserve a thorough history and exam to get to the bottom of it. ...Read more

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What can cause burning pains above my belly button?

Peptic ulcer/GERD?: You may have an ulcer or reflux disease. This should be evaluated by your primary care physician. ...Read more

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I have a piercing pain just above my belly button. It was instant and stabbing. No significant fall of any kind to cause the pain.?

I have a piercing pain just above my belly button. It was instant and stabbing. No significant fall of any kind to cause the pain.?

Abdominal pain: Instant pain that doesn't linger in the abdomen is usually related to gas/cramping in the GI tract. If there is sustained/worsening pain or other symptoms or history (fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, tenderness to pressure, pulsatile mass, gall stones, etc...) then there is a need to seek evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have cramping pain about 3 inches above my belly button and bloating. What can cause this?

More info needed: This symptom is nonspecific and could be caused by an umbilical hernia, irritable bowel syndrome, gastritis, peptic ulcer, gall bladder or pancreatic disease, adhesions, etc. Your physician will take a thorough history, perform a physical examination and order appropriate tests in order to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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25 f I have a bulge right above my belly button. I believe is a hernia I got from my pregnancy. I think it's causes me pain? What u think it is an need do? Thanks!

Surgery: Some women may develop a separation of the abdominal muscles following pregnancy. For most women, this resolves on its own in the first 6 months postpartum. If your bulge does not go away or is associated with pain see your doctor. Hernia's, defects in the muscle or abdominal wall, can be corrected surgically. ...Read more

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What can cause me waking up early cause of weird feeling or pain in stomach and sometimes a bowel movement? The pain is just above my belly button.

What can cause me waking up early cause of weird feeling or pain in stomach and sometimes a bowel movement? The pain is just above my belly button.

Bowel Blood Flow: I had a similar case before, which with vague symptoms, was hard to discover, But could be IBS, Transposition of the Superior and Inferior Mesenteric artery / veins ; Duodenal Ulcer ; etc. Need a complete GI workup ...Read more