What my cause pain in the right side near the belly button? Thanks for your help.
It could be a number of things. You could have strained a muscle, it could have to do with your intestines or it could signifiy problems with your appendix and there may be more - only your doctor can tell you for sure. According to one website your appendix is the biggest concern here.
Here's one description of appendicitis:
The appendix ....can be the cause of severe pain and discomfort to a person, in case it gets infected. The appendix is situated within the large intestine. If, by some chance, its opening gets blocked and bacteria begin to fester, it leads to appendicitis. Extreme pain in the belly button area is one of the primary symptoms of appendicitis. This pain, which begins right below the navel gradually spreads to the right side of the belly and can be quite excruciating. Even slight physical movements may become very difficult due to the tremendous pain. If this is what you are experiencing, visit the doctor immediately.
I hope you've found the answer to this from your doctor! Here are some links that might be helpful for you:
Cooking to Control Chronic Pain
Diagram of the Appendix
Best of luck!
Well, here's the funny thing, I have already had my appendix taken out, but this pain feels exactly like what I felt when my appendix burst. It's freaking me out actually. It just came on this morning so I haven't been suffering long with this. Perhaps it will stop, I was just a little concerned. Flashbacks and all...it would be about right that I grew a new appendix so it could burst! :D