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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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My navel is very sore and my stomach is swollen and feels

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My navel is very sore and my stomach is swollen and feels tight
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Hi. How long has this been going on and is there any lump near your navel? Any nausea or vomiting?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 4 years ago.
Let me go ahead an give you my answer and we can continue after this if you'd like. You could have an umbilical hernia that is incarcerated--stuck--and if that's the case this is a surgical emergency. Otherwise this could be pancreatitis or diverticulitis or even appendicitis. You need to see a doctor right away--A&E if necessary--for an exam, blood work, and a ct scan of your abdomen