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A 25-year-old female asked:

i have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. can you tell me whats wrong with my belly button??

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 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.

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A 28-year-old female asked:

I am having sharp pain in my abdomen to the right of my belly button. The pain has been consistent for the last hour and I can hardly move. What can cause this and should I be concerned?

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Please go to ED: Please seek medical attention immediately, this could be appendicitis, which is a surgical emergeny

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