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Having intermittent sharp pain located to the left and slightly above belly button. Seems to only hurt when moving, but I didn't strain or pull anythi?

Having intermittent sharp pain located to the left and slightly above belly button. Seems to only hurt when moving, but I didn't strain or pull anythi?

Probably muscular: Even though you don't recall any strain, the fact that it is intermittent and associated with movement probably means a muscle was strained--it can sometimes happen during sleep! Treat as strain with warmth, gently stretching. If it doesn't resolve,see your health care provider. ...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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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

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My 6 week old grand daughter strains and grunts constantly and vomits after having a feeding she has a hernia on her belly button is pushed out?

My 6 week old grand daughter strains  and grunts constantly and vomits after having a feeding  she has a hernia on her belly button is pushed out?

Vomiting 6 weeks old: It's common for babies to vomit often in the early weeks as they adjust to feeding and as their bodies develop. Blood or bile (a green substance) in the vomit , or persistent forceful vomiting , in a newborn within half an hour of eating or weight loss or dehydration requires immediate medical attention. Umbilical hernia is commen in newborns, but have to be checked by a pediatrician. ...Read more

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Strained myself going to bathroom now I have pain below belly button. What should I do?

Strained myself going to bathroom now I have pain below belly button. What should I do?

See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately addressed by your doctor in real-time (face-to-face). Only after a thorogh evaluation, possibly including labs and other studies, can he/she determine what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Why does epsom salts help strains?

Why does epsom salts help strains?

Magnesium content: Muscle aches and strains may be prolonged or made worse by electrolyte imbalances. Magnesium is an important micronutrient for muscle activity, including heart muscle. Epsom salt soaks are thought to improve access of the tissues to magnesium. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strain your back?

Is it possible to strain your back?

Any Muscle Can Be: Any muscle can be strained and mid/low back strains are very common. See your Doctor of Chiropractic who can provide spinal manipulation and rehabiliation which have been shown to be the 2 most important factors in dealing with spine conditions. ...Read more

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