Thank you for the query.
Pain in this area can be caused by umblical or abdominal hernia
. It is a hole in the abdominal wall through which abdominal cavity contents are getting out causing pain. Such pain aggravates when increasing abdominal cavity pressure (during coughing, lifting). You can check if this is hernia by putting your hand in this area while standing and try to cough. If any lump will appear, hernia it is.
Any other reasons of abdominal pain
should be also ruled out but the most probable is hernia. You should have abdominal ultrasound
performed to get this conformed. IF the tests will be negative, full blood work, liver
tests should be performed as well as urine analysis and stool tests (with fecal occult blood)
Hope this will help.