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Olton, TX
A 19-year-old female asked:

Belly button hurts when i bend forward or use the bathroom it feels like a tug from inside.the pain is unbareable what is it and why is it happening?

1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Belly-button pain: Belly-button (umbilical) pain may originate locally due to infection or herniation, or be "referred" from another abdominal location like the appendix. Signs/symptoms of concern include: local redness ; drainage, umbilical bulging that can't be reduced with gentle pressure, fever, vomiting, change in bowels, generalized abdominal tenderness (suggests peritonitis), worsening pain. Get checked.
Last updated Aug 24, 2017

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