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what does it mean if my bellybutton hurts if i touch my bellybutton it hurts

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Dr. Joy Jackson
19 years experience Family Medicine
There : There are many things that cause umbilical (aka belly button) pain. You may have an umbilical hernia (part of the intestines bulging through a defect around your belly button) or even appendicitis (an inflammation/infection of the appendix) there are other possibilities including irritable bowel syndrome, cancers(rectal, colon), and even kidney problems. The bottom line is umbilical pain can be a sign of a serious condition, and warrants an evaluation by your primary care provider right away. Good luck.
Answered on Aug 25, 2019
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Many: possibilities. Check with your doc.
Answered on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Infection: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. What you described suggests infection at the umbilicus. It would be prudent to consult your doctor.
Answered on Aug 25, 2019

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