http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000256.htm It really sounds like your appendix. I would go to the hospital right away.
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Pain in umbilicus could be due to abdominal causes or due to a cause in the umbilicus itself. The common abdominal causes are appendicitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, umbilical hernia, cystitis or due adhesions if there is a history of previous surgery. Causes within the umbilicus include a boil or a fistula or abscess. Endometriosis is another cause in females.
Since I cannot examine you and know other related conditions you may be having, nor is a detailed history possible on net, I have listed the various possibilities that should be looked into. Do discuss this with your doctor and get yourself examined. Take care!
Well, I have ruled out any problem with my appendix because it's above my belly button and the pain is mainly focused on the left side. They thought I had appendicitis a little over a year ago, but it turned out to just be ovarian cysts, kidney cysts and a few kidney stones. This pretty much stays between my ribs and belly button. I've discovered if I wear an abdominal supporter the pain is greatly reduced (most of the time). A lot of people are telling me it sounds like a herniated diaphragm or possibly an ulcer. Although, I did an experiment last night and ate food that was somewhat spicy and it didn't really bother me. However, today the pain has remained a constant dull ache. I have a doctor's appointment for Thursday. He said since I am able to work fine with a brace I will probably be fine to wait until then, but to keep an eye on it. I have also looked up celiac disease, and a lot of the symtoms match, but gluten doesn't upset me. The most recent development in my symptoms it that the pain can sometimes become almost rainbow-like in it's placing. The worst pain stays upper left under the left ribs, but then it seems to stem out in an arch over the belly button and to the right... but the farther to the right it is, the duller it feels. My pelvic area has also been giving me some more problems than normal with this cycle. THAT pain started there a few weeks ago right after my last cycle and was mainly staying to the left side, but is now taking up the whole area... So I want to talk to the doctor about the possibility of Endometriosis on Thursday.