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I have a pain under my belly button area in the center what could it be causing the pain?

I have a pain under my belly button area in the center what could it be causing the pain?

Several: Could be a hernia, but this is an area which gets referred pain from abdominal organs. Seek a good exam. ...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


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Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area i like to kno why?

Lately I've noticed a foul smell in my blouse around belly button area i like to kno why?

Discharge? : Causes of navel discharge include abnormalities of the uracha (cyst, sinus or patent uracha), complications from past laparoscopic surgery, umbilical abscess ; recurrent folliculitis. More superficial fungal (such as yeast) and bacterial infections can occur. ...Read more

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Belly my belly button area hurts. But i don't know what it may be. Could it be appendicitis.

Belly my belly button area hurts. But i don't know what it may be. Could it be appendicitis.

Appendicitis : If your belly button hurts and it is just the skin then it can be a cellulitis. Look for redness. If you note pain deeper and fevers it could be appendicitis. Sometimes people get diarrhea and vomiting with appendicitis. You'll need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 2 years old son is complaining that his belly button area hurts what might that be and should I bring consir?

My 2 years old son is complaining that his belly button area hurts what might that be and should I bring consir?

Hernia: If at age two he tells you his belly button hurts and he has an "outie" then he has a symptomatic umbilical hernia. It will not close further. A simple out patient operation by pediatric surgeon will take care it for good. ...Read more

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Have some pain around my belly button area...Only happen every now and then. What can I do to make it go away? Do have fat around the belly..

Have some pain around my belly button area...Only happen every now and then. What can I do to make it go away? Do have fat around the belly..

Too little info: It could be many things...Not enough information to go on for a definitive answer here.. I would suggest a visit to your family doc for a detailed history and physical exam.. ...Read more

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Hi all. I am a female and I have pain around my belly button area as well as my lower back what could possibly be the cause of this?

Hi all. I am a female and I have pain around my belly button area as well as my lower back what could possibly be the cause of this?

Requires abdominal: and pelvic exams, blood and urine testing to make an accurate diagnosis. Additionally, how long has this been going on? character of pain, duration and frequency of pain, factor that relieve your pain and factors that aggravate your pain. Any pain near your navel, which moves down to the right lower abdomen, IS appendicitis until proven otherwise. ...Read more

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Gallbladder removed 5 weeks ago. Pains occurs on right and left side of belly button area. Is this normal at this time in recovery?

Get examined: To be on the safe side I would like you to call your surgeon or go to a clinic immediately and describe your symptoms. Also keep in mind your diet influences how you feel at this time. You should avoid high fat foods and be careful not to eat portions of food which are too large. I wish you the best with your health! ...Read more

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What causes pain inside the belly button area stomach of 7yr old?

What causes pain inside the belly button area stomach of 7yr old?

Many possibilities: You have to think about external as well as internal causes. Has there been any external trauma to the area in sports, playing, etc? Thinking of internal issues, is there a history of constipation, lactose intolerance, inflammatory bowel disease? Have the child seen by the doctor for a good history on the problem, and a thorough exam. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more

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My eight year old son fell hard on his bottom and is now complaining of pain in his belly button area. Possible hernia?

My eight year old son fell hard on his bottom and is now complaining of pain in his belly button area. Possible hernia?

Very Unlikely: If your son had an umbilical (belly button) hernia, there would be a bump at the belly button that was soft and squishy. These do not commonly cause pain. He may be feeling the jarring sensation from falling so hard. Keep an eye on him and if the pain worsens over the next couple days, consider seeing his pediatrician. ...Read more

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Right side pains effecting my belly button area occasionally had keyhole surgery and gual bladder removed, had scan but comes back normal?

Right side pains effecting my belly button area occasionally had keyhole surgery and gual bladder removed, had scan but comes back normal?

Seek a 2nd opinion: I do not know what "keyhole surgery" is. I assume you had your surgery laparoscopically meaning without a large incision. It is not uncommon to have occasional pain from scar tissue, but to get a proper diagnosis, please have a surgeon examine you again. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more