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Belly Button Piercing Pain
I have a piercing pain just above my belly button..It was instant and stabbing..No significant fall of any kind to cause the pain..?
Abdominal pain: Instant pain that doesn't linger in the abdomen is usually related to gas/cramping in the GI tract. If there is sustained/worsening pain or other symptoms or history (fever, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, pain with urination, tenderness to pressure, pulsatile mass, gall stones, etc...) then there is a need to seek evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Pain directly in belly button, hurts a lot to push on. Also pain a little bit out around belly button for over 24 hrs. No constipation, no piercing?
An exam is in order: The only condition that comes to mind is an umbilical hernia or start thereof. That's why I recommend an exam. I've been doctoring for over 35 years and this clearly isn't a common issue so I can only make conjectures but it sounds painful enough to get it looked at. General surgeons are the "experts" in diagnosing and treating umbilical hernias but you could simply start with your pcp. ...Read more
2 weeks: Usually if the skin is healthy and there is no infection present then you can expect the skin to heal within 2 weeks. ...Read more
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