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What Can Cause Increased Pain Behind Navel And Swollen Abdomen?

Hello, I have had a sharp pain directly behind my naval for 4 days now. I did see my GP yesterday who did palpate my abdomen. The only pain is sharp at my naval. Low grade fever 99.3, no GI signs - no vomiting/ no diarrhea, no heavy lifting, no trauma. My GP feels is may be an intestinal virus. 600-800mg of Ibuprofen did not change the pain. I am having intermittent muscle spasms around the naval. Otherwise have been generally healthy. History: Monday ate sushi for dinner. (not sure if this could be related) Tuesday morning pain behind the naval. Wednesday increased pain behind naval, swollen abdomen Thursday same pain level as Wednesday, swelling, and muscle spasms started – seen GP told to take ibuprofen and omeprazole. Friday (today) no change to pain or swelling. Is an intestinal virus possible with no other GI signs?
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  • 'Karen ' on
  • 02/20/2015
  • 2122
  • 1 Answer

Answered By:

  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA
  • Pramod Kerkar, MD, FFARCSI, DA

Naval pain could be secondary to intestinal irritation mostly associated with nausea, vomiting or diarrhea. History suggests absence of nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, Which rules out intestinal infection or food poisoning. Muscle trauma is often seen following heavy weight lifting or accidental injury. You had denied any history heavy weight lifting or injury. The history suggests abdominal dissension and muscle spasm. Abdominal dissension could be secondary to indigestion or effects of bad food.You should try antacid medications. If you do not feel better in 7 days and symptoms continue then you should see a Gastroenterologist.

Pain Behind Navel And Swollen Abdomen

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