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A female asked:

I have a numb tingling feeling on the right side of my belly button. it's not painful but uncomfortable. what can it be?

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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Mind perception of: signals from skin to brain, Study: https://www.google.com/search?q=homonculous. We learn to interpret sensations over time by association & practice, routinely taking the fantastic complexity for granted. Additional issue: whatever we mentally focus on usually increases in perceived importance (within our mind), especially if associated with fear vs pleasure (a key basis for addictive behaviors).
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Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
Preventive Medicine 42 years experience
Provided original answer
May 19, 2018
Last updated Jan 14, 2021


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