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Pain from the belly button to below the rib cage may include the following:
Gastric Reflux (less likely based on your descriptions)
If the pain is in the center and started rather suddenly (onset within 1 hour) --> go to ER
Pain Right Upper Quadrant (comes and goes with meals --> Go to ER
Reflux - Peto Bismo or Tums or Milk can help improve the symptoms
Based on your description, I recommend you go to the hospital.
If you go to the Urgent Care, they will likley send you to the Emergency room
I am a Hospitalist Physician and your description sounds like what I admit into the hospital from the Emergency Department.
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Hope this helps