SIBO – Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth could be the problem. Gas produced in the small intestine means something entirely different to gas produced in the large intestine. Gas in the latter is normal and isn’t usually painful.
Gas in the small intestine however has nowhere to go, so it accumulates – thus putting pressure against the intestinal wall. When the pressure builds up – it hurts! This mostly occurs somewhere above the belly button, where much of the small intestine is found. Other symptoms –
Abdominal bloating and cramping
Belching and flatulence
It’s the microbial communities that can create the gas, so pain in the small intestine could indicate something is not right, as microbes don’t typically live in the SI.
Treatment and more info on SIBO, see my article –http://janellapurcell.com/…/20…/12/Pages-from-Nourish-33.pdf