Zocdoc Answers

Medical questions & health advice by licensed doctors

"I have a stomach ache for 8 days. What could it be?"

ZocdocAnswersI have a stomach ache for 8 days. What could it be?


I have had a stomach ache for 8 days now. My doctor ordered a ct scan but that came back fine. He put me on levsin but that has not seemed to help. Any other ideas? The pain is right below my belly button and will come and go. If it is not he sharp pain then its just a dull achy feeling.


It sounds like you are describing a dull achy abdominal pain below the abdominal. You already had a CT scan which would have showed the appendix, and colon clearly. Abdominal pain could be caused by many different things. The region that you have pain is located in region where the the bladder, colon, and uterus (if you are a woman) are residing. Constipation could cause a dull achy pain in that region. If you are constipated, you can eat more foods rich in fiber and see if that relieves the problem. You could have a urinary tract infection where the bacteria are growing in the bladder, causing a condition called cystitis, which is inflammation of the bladder. People who have this complain of suprapubic pain and increased urinary urgency. It is also possible that you could have a STD that is causing symptoms in your reproductive organs. You can make an appointment with your primary care doctor to have your symptoms reevaluated. They could simply run some urine tests which would rule out any infectious cases, including STD's. If you are a woman, you can also make an appointment with your obgyn, and see if you need a pelvic exam. Again, please speak with your doctor about this concern.

Zocdoc Answers is for general informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor (in the United States) 911 immediately. Always seek the advice of your doctor before starting or changing treatment. Medical professionals who provide responses to health-related questions are intended third party beneficiaries with certain rights under Zocdoc’s Terms of Service.