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Doctor insights on: 23 Weeks Pregnant And Having Pains In My Belly Button

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Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my uterus is at my belly button. I have read online that it should be 3 cm above. Do I need to be concerned about growth?

I'm 23 weeks pregnant and my uterus is at my belly button. I have read online that it should be 3 cm above. Do I need to be concerned about growth?

No: This is at best a very crude and indirect measure of growth. There is a wide variation of normal and you are better to look at how you have been carrying and the rate of growth. The measurement on average typically increases about a centimeter a week. Ultrasound is much more helpful if there is concern about growth. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Pregnancy: Hi, Carrying a baby puts a lot of pressure on your muscles, joints and veins. This can make you feel uncomfortable around your stomach area. So if you have no other symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more

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I've been having sharp pains in my belly button area when I stretched my torso. I know I'm not pregnant. So what could it be?

I've been having sharp pains in my belly button area when I stretched my torso. I know I'm not pregnant. So what could it be?

Hernia: A common cause of sharp pain in the belly button is an umbilical hernia. You will need to be examined and possibly get an ultrasound. If you get nausea/vomiting and fever with worsening pain, it is urgent and may be appendicitis. Otherwise, for mild intermittent pulling sensation, the cause is varied as many things can irritate the lining of the abdomen. Start with rest and observation. ...Read more

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Im 12 weeks pregnant and i have been haveing real sharp pains on the left side of my belly button and in a straight line below it is this normal?

Im 12 weeks pregnant and i have been haveing real sharp pains on the left side of my belly button and in a straight line below it is this normal?

See your OB: Any pelvic or low abdominal/back back should PROMPTLY be evaluated. Many things could be going on that may cause problems with your pregnancy. Please be seen right away. ...Read more

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I'm 36 weeks pregnant got sharp pains on the top of my tummy and along the right side of my tummy and along my belly button . What does it mean ?

I'm 36 weeks pregnant got sharp pains on the top of my tummy and along the right side of my tummy and along my belly button  . What does it mean ?

Abdominal pain: It may mean nothing but very well could be contractions at 36 weeks. Watch for an increase in frequency. Watch for bleeding or fluid leak. Hope this helps. Good luck ...Read more

Belly Button (Definition)

The belly button is the remnants of the umbilical cord. It is a central scar that forms in the location of the base of the umbilical cord, once ...Read more