Ok - this is so annoying. I'm a female, I'm overweight and I'm 25 years old. For the past few days I've been having these random mild pains directly around by belly button - sometimes to the right, sometimes to the top, sometimes to the left. I thought it might have been appendicitis but it's mild pain and its only sometimes. One of the days I only felt it when I bent forward or hunched over. It almost feels like I'm wearing something too tight - it feels poke-y. When I press hard on the area it feels kind of bruised/mild soreness. My bowel movements have ranged from hard to diarrhea and now back to normal today. I'm passing gas normally - have some slight pains randomly around my abdomen but nothing constant. I have been urinating normally. I can't get in to a GI doctor until March. Has anyone else had this problem? It's driving me totally nuts and I keep obsessing over it and panicking.