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Answer to your Health Question


Experience abdominal pain around the belly button - not stomach pain.

What can this be?


Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. Once it starts, it is considered a medical emergency.

Appendicitis symptoms include:

* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Loss of appetite
* Abdominal swelling
* Inability to pass gas
* Constipation or diarrhea
* Low fever that begins after other symptoms
* Pain in the abdomen ~ first around the belly button (navel), then moving to the lower right area

A short list of some of possible causes for abdominal pain:

* Ulcers
* Hernia
* Gastritis
* Pancreatitis
* Food allergy
* Appendicitis
* Diverticulitis
* Liver cancer
* Liver disease
* Gastroparesis
* Excessive gas
* Celiac disease
* Kidney stones
* Bladder cancer
* Food poisoning
* Enlarged spleen
* Stomach cancer
* Crohn's disease
* Sickle cell crisis
* Kidney infection
* Ulcerative colitis
* Bladder infection
* Bowel obstruction
* Addison's disease
* Gallbladder cancer
* Lactose intolerance
* Viral gastroenteritis
* Acute adrenal crisis
* Chronic constipation
* Heartburn/indigestion
* Drug induced hepatitis
* Gastroesophageal reflux
* Irritable bowel syndrome
* Peritoneal mesothelioma
* Abdominal aortic aneurysm
* Parasite infections ~ giardia

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