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Belly Button Pulling Pain
I have this weird pulling/ripping sensation under my belly button, it's really painful if I move suddenly. What could it be?
Ventral hernia?: If you've put on weight it is possible to tear the midline tendon connecting your abdominal muscles. This can result in a bulge in the umbilicus (belly button) or in the middle of your abdomen. It is easy to diagnose on physical exam, and usually requires no treatment. If the pain is severe get checked out anyhow as there can be other causes. ...Read more
I am experiencing a pulling sensation from behind my belly button as if someone is pulling from!the inside, what can cause this?
Small & Large Bowel: Pain and discomfort around the belly button are associated with small bowel and some colonic pathologies such as early appendicitis, gastroenteritis, constipation. If you experience continued and or increasing pain, fevers and chills you should see a doc as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a sharp pulling pain in me belly button. Its a strange pain like there is a string being pulled when I fully extend my body. ?
Uranus: There is an umbilical remnant called the urachus and it is a string attached to the belt button. ...Read more
Have had a pulling pain in my belly button that only hurts occasionally when I lean forward. Strictly in the middle of it. What could it be?
For the past hour, I have been experiencing a pain in my belly button such as if someone is pulling on it with a string on the inside. Its gets worse ?
Can't diagnose: Can't diagnose this with the available information. However if the pain becomes severe – especially if accompanied by nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite or fever that would warrant emergent evaluation. Note if pain moves down toward the lower right abdomen or worsens with being jolted. ...Read more
Good Evening, i have a pulling sensation just above the belly button, it is quite uncomfortable, what could be causing this?
Uncomfortable: Could be anything. Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility. ...Read more
I have a sharp pain in my belly button and it feels like something is pulling it from the inside. What is the cause of this pain?
For the last two days I have been experiencing pulling and pinching in my lower left abdomen. It is the left and lower than my belly button.
Nonspecific: No specific diagnosis can be attached to this. Most likely an abdominal muscle problem. Could also be GYN related, a rare type of hernia (Spigelian), diverticulitis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and even an umbilical hernia. Best to get a more complete evaluation with your primary care provider, the timing depends on duration and severity of symptoms. Hope this helps! ...Read more