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Suggest treatment for pain in the navel

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Posted on Tue, 21 Feb 2017
Question: I have been getting pain to the right of my belly button. I also have bloating, gas, and diarrhea. I have a history of diverticulosis, and severe ibis and I have had my gall bladder out
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Answered by Dr. Shoaib Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Abdominal ultrasound to rule out other causes, then treat IBS

Detailed Answer:
Hello ma'am and welcome.

Thank you for writing to us.

I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Because of the location of your pain I would recommend an ultrasound of your abdomen and pelvis just to make sure we can rule out other conditions before assuming the pain to be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or diverticulosis.

The appendix does lie in the region your pain is present but the pain with appendicitis is more towards the centre of the abdomen with other symptoms like fever, nausea and vomiting.

Abdominal bloating, excess gas, diarrhoea, etc; can all be associated with diverticulosis and/or IBS. So once other conditions have been ruled out, management of these conditions should be initiated.

With life style modifications, specific diet (very important), and medications like mebeverine for IBS, symptoms of both IBS and diverticulosis can be suppressed.

I hope you find my response helpful sir. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help.

Best wishes.
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Brief Answer: Abdominal ultrasound to rule out other causes, then treat IBS Detailed Answer: Hello ma'am and welcome. Thank you for writing to us. I have gone through your query with diligence and would like you to know that I am here to help. Because of the location of your pain I would recommend an ultrasound of your abdomen and pelvis just to make sure we can rule out other conditions before assuming the pain to be associated with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) or diverticulosis. The appendix does lie in the region your pain is present but the pain with appendicitis is more towards the centre of the abdomen with other symptoms like fever, nausea and vomiting. Abdominal bloating, excess gas, diarrhoea, etc; can all be associated with diverticulosis and/or IBS. So once other conditions have been ruled out, management of these conditions should be initiated. With life style modifications, specific diet (very important), and medications like mebeverine for IBS, symptoms of both IBS and diverticulosis can be suppressed. I hope you find my response helpful sir. Please feel free to write back to me for any further clarifications, I am always here to help. Best wishes.