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Belly Button Sensitive
Sensitive Umbilicus: Sensitivity around the umbilicus (belly button) is common in the second and their trimester. The likely reason for this is from stretching of the pregnant abdomen and that the tissue around the umbilicus does not stretch in the same way. ...Read more
Every time I touch my belly button, it's sensitive and I get like a burning sensation site type of stuff, what can it be?, I do have my appendix
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Have always had a very sensitive belly button. When touched/poked, I feel a sharp pain that goes internally. Didn't know it was abnormal. Any ideas y?
After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.
My belly button is hypersensitive my whole life if you touch it. How do you clean it out with it being so sensitive??? Is this normal?
No need?: Perhaps you don't need to clean out the belly button - does it get red, swollen, or drain? If not just leave it alone and wash normally in tub / shower with soap. ...Read more
26 yr old, grandson has a nickle size hard, sensetive protrusion on his abdomen, 3"-4" up and to the right of his belly button. He says he's had it for a couple of years, hurts lots when hit or pushed in, ("like a pin in there") has become more sensitive
The spot 1cm above belly button and up to where ribs meet hurts and is very sensitive, when I touch it I feel like I'm gonna be sick. What is this?
I have a pain starting 1cm above belly button going up between my rib cages, it's very sensitive to touch, if it's touched I feel like I'll vomit.
Umbilical pain: Can be reflux from acid or H pylori and may respond to maalox or ranitidine or prevecid. For H pylori need antibiotics to completely clear. Or can be gallbladder Or can be the beginning of appendicitis especially if moves to right lower abdomen. Would follow up today with doc/ urgent care ...Read more
Baby moves/kicks/rolls right behind my belly button and it's so painful I scream. I try moving to side and same problem. Why so sensitive? Sharp pain
Pain when pregnant: Pregnancy can be a very uncomfortable and physically demanding time for your body. There are a lot of changes that occur with your pelvic organs during this time. Even subtle baby movements can cause sharp pain. If you develop nausea and vomiting, high fevers, or inability to pass gas or stools, see your doctor immediately. Otherwise, maternity belts, rest, and Tylenol (acetaminophen) are recommended first. ...Read more
I had a C-section a month ago. Skin is very sensitive bellow belly button above scar. Even clothes rubbing on my skin hurt. Is this normal?
Maybe: Presuming you had a "bikini" incision (near the pubic hair line), it is a bit unusual for skin to be sensitive below the belly button. It is very typical for the area to be very numb. Some patients may interpret the feeling to be one of sensityivity. If there is pain and/or redness though, please see your doctor. Remember, avoid exposure to extreme heat near the incision as a skin burn is possible. ...Read more
Pain in belly button. Went to doctor but CT scan was normal. No bulge but sensitive to the slightest touch. Could it be an umbilical hernia?
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
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
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
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
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