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what does it mean when i touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when i don't touch it doesn't hurt? could it be something serious?

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Dr. Thomas Bozzuto
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is there any puffiness?) If this has been going on for a long period of time, is is associated with other symptoms? Diarrhea,etc.? Most umbilical pain is related to bowel disorders, kidney disorders, infections, etc. Some can be serious. Check with Dr.
Answered on May 8, 2016
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