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What Causes Abdominal Swelling Along With Back Pain?

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Posted on Mon, 11 Sep 2017
Question: Hi,

I have a very tender swollen stomach all over, and a smelly disharge coming from my belly button and also extreme back pain on my right side. Do I need to make a doctors appointment or will this go away?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Urachus.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

Thank you for the query.

Smelly discharge from belly button is a common sign of urachus - connection between belly button and a bladder. Such connection can lead to reccuring bladder and kidney infections. Back pain and abdominal pain are typical kidney infection symptoms.
You definitelly should consult your doctor. Urine analysis and abdominal ultrasound are the first steps. You should also consult urologist.

Hope this helps.
Regards.
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What Causes Abdominal Swelling Along With Back Pain?

Brief Answer: Urachus. Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for the query. Smelly discharge from belly button is a common sign of urachus - connection between belly button and a bladder. Such connection can lead to reccuring bladder and kidney infections. Back pain and abdominal pain are typical kidney infection symptoms. You definitelly should consult your doctor. Urine analysis and abdominal ultrasound are the first steps. You should also consult urologist. Hope this helps. Regards.