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Stomach pain, heavy periods. Wants to do urine, blood test and ultrasound. Causes?

I am 47 years old and 8 days ago i have stomach ache around my belly when i turn around during my sleep its kind of hurts, my poop and pee are fine and i visit the doctor today to ask for exam and he advice me to go for urine and blood test and ultrasound . What the possible symptoms or cause of this aches that i have. And also few months ago i have a heavy periods. Please help me. Thanks and God bless.
Asked On : Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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Hi Angeles,

Pain around the belly button could be due to many causes like gas (trapped air), initial stages of appendicitis, any gastro intestinal infection, urinary tract infection , ovulation pain etc.

Hence the doctor must have advised a urine routine , blood test and ultrasound as all these investigations will help rule out the above mentioned possibilities including any problem in the uterus/ovaries etc.

Meanwhile, I would suggest that you drink plenty of fluids a day , at least 8- 10 glasses of water a day.

Hope this helps. Get well soon.

Dr. Divya Kuttikrishnan
Answered: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
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