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Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain

The area close to your navel is called the periumbilical region. Pain felt in this location can come from any part of your small intestine, even if it is from an area of intestine (such as your appendix) that is not centrally located. Pain in this location can also come from structures that are centrally located, such as your largest artery (the aorta) or your pancreas.

A fever would make our suspicion high that you have an infection involving part or all of your small intestine.

Do you have a fever?

Yes, I have a fever.

No, I do not have a fever.

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