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Feeling stomach pains around the belly button. Any worrisome organ in that location?

Feeling stomach pains around the belly button. Any worrisome organ in that location?

Appendicitis: Appendicitis often starts with pain around the belly button and then migrates more to the right side. Anything that is causing irritation in the abdominal cavity can present as pain around the belly button because that is where the tissue that lines the cavity bunches together. ...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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I've had severe sensitivity and tenderness on the right side of my belly button and in the exact same location in my lower back for 5 days. No nausea.

I've had severe sensitivity and tenderness on the right side of my belly button and in the exact same location in my lower back for 5 days. No nausea.

I really: Cannot think of what you are describing! I suppose it could be "mittleschmerz" pain which occurs with OVULATION on occasion....
Anyone else out there have an idea????

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Swelled belly button?

Swelled belly button?

Define "swelled": Could be just an "outie" or small hernia, or even infection - needs more deifnition. ...Read more

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Belly button pops out why?

Belly button pops out why?

Belly button: Perhaps you have a small hernia called an umbilical hernia that sometimes develops. Usually it is not a major concern. Discuss it with your doctor on your next visit. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button itch?

Why does my belly button itch?

Contact dermatitis: The most common cause I see for itching in that area is allergy to a metal, usually nickel. Most people wear a metal belt buckle, or have a metal snap and/or zipper on their pants, and if you're allergic to the metal in that buckle or snap, it will cause itching. Another possibility is that you may have gotten an irritating substance of some sort trapped inside your belly button. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt?

Why does my belly button hurt?

Perhaps infection: Try cleaning it with 1/2water/1/2 hydrogen peroxide and put topcial antibiotic ointment in it with cotton tip applicator. If not better see dermatologist ...Read more

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How to reduce belly button fat?

How to reduce belly button fat?

Hernia?: If you have a lump or bulge at the umbilicus, you may have an umbilical hernia. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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How can I pop my belly button out?

How can I pop my belly button out?

You can not: The umbilicus is used to deliver nutrition during development. It had a tissue anchor internally so you can not simply flip it inside out. ...Read more

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What does a big out belly button mean?

What does a big out belly button mean?

Navel: The navel is a scar where the umbilical cord was once attached. Around 90% of people have a depression (innie) ; about 10% have a protrusion (outie). It is reported that a protruding navel develops because of more abundant skin remaining after the umbilical cord is separated. If you have a new or large protrusion - that could be an umbilical hernia which would merit medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Why right beside my belly button hurts?

Impaction?: People with deep 'innies' may slowly build up shedded old skin cells, bacteria and other 'lint' in the belly button (umbilicus), and it may become an impacted infected mass of material, that causes pain near the area, or foul odor, or abscess. That is one possibility. Of course, a careful physical exam should reveal the problem. ...Read more

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How come my belly button hurts so much?

How come my belly button hurts so much?

More details please: 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. More details pls. ...Read more

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Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

Why does my belly button hurt so badly?

I don't know: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more

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What causes pain above the belly button?

What causes pain above the belly button?

Many possibilities: Pain around the belly button can result from a local issue, like a hernia, or from things arising from inside the abdomen, including inflammation of part of the GI tract, like the small bowel or appendix. Things like a viral gastroenteritis (aka "stomach flu"), bacterial infection from appendicitis, obstruction, pancreatitis, gastritis and ulcer disease can be causes. Best to get checked out. ...Read more

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What is your belly button connected too?

What is your belly button connected too?

The navel or: Umbilicus is the location where the umbilical cord was once attached. There is normally a depression of the abdominal muscles with surrounding fascia in the area of the umbilicus. ...Read more

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Pain on right side next to belly button?

SXS: If the pain migrates from the area adjacent to the naval to the right lower abdomen, becomes severe, is associated with loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting or fever - then urgent evaluation would be warranted. ...Read more