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Question: pain 1 inch left of belly button


 splume - Sun Feb 24, 2008 12:13 am

Hi! I have been getting pain 1 inch left of my belly button frequently ... I initially had severe pain in this area about 2.5 years ago and went to the ER... I had a CT scan and was told the only thing that showed up was some ovarian cysts... My GYN prescribed me some Librax, but it didn't help the burning sensation that I felt for several days there after.... I have gotten the burning sensation off and on ever since then. About 3 months ago I began with bloating after most meals and just feeling miserable, and intermittent burning pain. The last 3 weeks I have had the burning and now a painful sensation in the area, and it is slightly irrated upon pressing. I started having mucusy loose formed orange colored stools three weeks ago and still have them daily, I started Activia Yogurt, 2 wks ago,and taking Benefiber tablets, still no changes.... I feel the pain more lately than the burning.... what could this be? should I go see a specialist or go back to my general practicioner?
Background: 32 year old female 5' 8 190lbs just had a physical in January, all blood work came back normal, and I started a personal trainer work out regime 2 weeks ago... diagnosed with Fibro in 2006
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:00 am

User avatar Hello Splume,

Your symptoms may be due to some inflammation of the intestines. This may be due to an infection but this is less likely given the time frame of your symptoms. It may also be due to an inflammatory bowel disease such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Celiac disease or a food allergy can also cause abdominal pain.

I would suggest you see your primary care doctor and consider seeing a GI specialist for this.

Best wishes.

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