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What causes pain above the belly button?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. David Earle
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In brief: Could be a hernia

Could be an umbilical or epigastric hernia.
See you doctor for an exam.

In brief: Could be a hernia

Could be an umbilical or epigastric hernia.
See you doctor for an exam.
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