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Have a pain in my belly button, sensitive and sore when touched and cough or some sort of strain?

Have a pain in my belly button, sensitive and sore when touched and cough or some sort of strain?

Hernia?: You may have an umbilical hernia or other derivation of similar etiologies. I'd suggest seeing a doc for further eval with history and then a good physical exam of it. ...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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Is it normal for you belly button being sensitive while pregnant?

Is it normal for you belly button being sensitive while pregnant?

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

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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

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

Pain in umbelicous: It can possibly be many things: infection/abcess, hernia with incarcerated fat and/ or bowell, too vague. You will need a work up and more info is required? Is it red? Any drainage? ...Read more

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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?

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?

Umbilical Hernia: There is a very common condition at the belly button where the umbilicus did not close properly and there is a small hernia there. This should be evaluated by a surgeon and closed surgically. ...Read more

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After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.

After gallbladder removal how long is normal for the belly button area to be sensitive? Sometimes clothes touching it causes sensitivity. No redness.

A few weeks: You may feel sensitivity there up to 8 weeks postoperatively. Permanent numbness is possible in any incision, though that rarely bothers the patient much. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

This: This needs to be medically evaluated. There are several possibilities that it could be, but any abdominal mass needs to be evaluated, especially if it is painful. If he develops vomiting, increased pain, or fever then he needs emergency evaluation. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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

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

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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?

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

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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: 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?

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?

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