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What could be this pain on the right of my belly button?

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Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

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Posted on Fri, 20 Jul 2018 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: I have this cramping pain to the right of my belly button. I am 22 weeks pregnant just thinking it may be round ligament pain. I believe that the appendix is in a lower area and probably more excruciating pain. it almost feels like a pulled muscle.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Various causes , need further details .

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear

Warm welcome to Healthcaremagic.com
I have evaluated your query thoroughly .

* There are different reasons for this pain to the right of belly button as
- intestine colic - muscle spasm - uterine contractions related - others .

Kindly provide further details so that I can answer your query completely .

1. Pain - duration , intensity ,frequency , aggravating , relieving factors , radiation
if anywhere .
2. Associated nausea , vomiting , fever or other systemic issues .
3. Bowel movements , urination okay or disturbed .
4. Feeling fetal movements alright .
5. Recent history of strenuous work , weight lifting if any .

Awaiting for your response .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 9 minutes later
thank you for answering. I have been nauseous for the last week but that's because my gallbladder was acting up. This is a entirely different issue. it doesn't feel bad when sitting up or lying a certain way but walking and bending certain ways I can feel it. urine and bowels are normal. don't feel baby much because I have an anterior placenta. currently not nauseated. No fever at all.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome XXXXXXX .

Thanks for the details .

* Seems muscle pain more likely with partial component of gastritis .

* Guidelines at present

- Drink more liquids in sessions .
- Prefer soft , light diet .
- Avoid spicy , oily , non veg stuffs .
- Intake of tab. ranitidine ( 150 mg ) morning and evening with sips of water
on empty stomach after discussion with your doctor .
- Avoid sudden bending or particular posture giving pain .
- Deep breathing exercises will support .
- No pain killer recommended at this point .
- Manage to have regular sound sleep of 7 - 8 hours .

* Follow up after 2 days or early as per requirement .

Wishing you fine health ahead .

Regards take care .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 21 minutes later
thank you so much. is it possible to have a sluggish gallbladder during pregnancy. my doctor mentioned cholestasis but was not concerned and said it may even clear up after my pregnancy. I had gallbladder symptoms for several days that are now subsiding. No greasy foods for me!!! She is checking blood to make sure but assured me it was not a medical emergency, I am hoping I would know the difference if my gallbladder was infected or ruptures.
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Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
follow up .

Detailed Answer:
Welcome for follow up .

* Due to certain hormonal changes there is possible alterations in gall bladder
function at times during pregnancy , it does not remain as same throughout
the course of pregnancy .

* Additional guidelines

- Prefer less of dairy fat as possible .
- Manage to have regular bowel movements .
- Do not panic for gall bladder infection or rupture with this cramps .

Wishing you fine pregnancy outcome ahead .

Regards .
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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