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Doctor insights on: If Your Belly Button Hurts Does It Mean Your Pregnant

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Dr. Tiffanie Noonan
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Can pregnancy cause your belly button to hurt or itch?

Yes: In later pregnancy the tissues of the navel are stretched. An inward navel may protrude. Stretching of tissue could cause itching or discomfort.

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I'm pregnant and my belly button seems to itching a lot lately. What could that mean?

I'm pregnant and my belly button seems to itching a lot lately. What could that mean?

Skin stretching: When skin stretches, often itching is the sensation that one notices. No reason to worry as this is a normal occurrence.

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What is the brown line between pubic area and belly button means if I was never pregnant or could I have been pregnant?

What is the brown line between pubic area and belly button means if I was never pregnant or could I have been pregnant?

No: The way we physicians know a person is pregnant is with a pregnancy test or a, you know, fetus growing in your uterus. Not based on a brown line. Relax.

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Slight stinging under belly button means pregnancy?

Slight stinging under belly button means pregnancy?

No, this is not a: Sign that you are pregnant. If you have missed your period - please take a home pregnancy test.

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I've been having pain in my breasts and my belly button recently started to hurt when I touch it. Could I be pregnant?

I've been having pain in my breasts and my belly button recently started to hurt when I touch it. Could I be pregnant?

Back to health Class: No. Until you miss a period no symptoms represent early pregnancy before this. Do you need a refresher on how babies grow inside a female and when the mother's body can detect it is pregnant (about fourteen days after conception)? Physicians never speculate about diagnosing pregnancy. They direct patients to get pregnancy testing. If you have missed a period you must test. If not, you must wait.

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I bent over in a awkward way I'm 12wks pregnant n felt something flip in my stomach it hurt n felt to big n high to be the baby next to belly button?

I bent over in a awkward way I'm 12wks pregnant n felt something flip in my stomach it hurt n felt to big n high to be the baby next to belly button?

Hard to say.: At 12 weeks the baby is very small and located just inside the pubic bone so it is not likely that the pain you felt is related to the pregnancy. You can see if the pain returns and if it continues schedule a visit for an evaluation. If it never happens again then it may not be possible to know the exact cause of a one time pain

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Would your stomach hurt below or above your belly button if you are pregnant?

Would your stomach hurt below or above your belly button if you are pregnant?

Any of above: Belly pain is not a great indicator of pregnancy. Women can have minor cramping below the belly button, above the belly button, and many women have no discomfort at all. The best way to know if you're pregnant is to do an at home pregnancy test. Best of luck!

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Why does my stomach hurt above my belly button? Pregnancy?

Why does my stomach hurt above my belly button? Pregnancy?

This is not normally: An indicator for pregnancy. Possible early pregnancy sxs: no period, breast swelling ; tenderness w darkened areolas, thin, white ; milky vaginal discharge, fatigue, ^ urination frequency, constipation, bloating, heartburn, backache, cramping, headache, food cravings or aversions, ^ sense of smell, enlarged waist, feeling faint/dizzy, mood swings, ^ gas, insomnia, gagging ; yawning.

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Almost 40 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts and pooches?

Almost 40 weeks pregnant and my belly button hurts and pooches?

Belly button "outti": Pregnant with the umbilicus (belly button) sticking out ("outti") is quite common at 40 weeks gestation. The good news is that at 40 weeks gestation, it will all end soon and I promise that the baby will not come out through the "belly button" but alternate "exit".

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When pregnant is it ok for your belly button to hurt? I am 38 weeks pregnant

When pregnant is it ok for your belly button to hurt? I am 38 weeks pregnant

Yes: The stretching of that area that is not usually stretchable can hurt.

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35 weeks pregnant I poked my belly button on metal door jam did I hurt my baby?

35 weeks pregnant I poked my belly button on metal door jam did I hurt my baby?

Probably not: Your baby is well protected by your skin layer, uterine layer, and amniotic fluid. A bump from a door jam is unlikely to generate enough force to cause damage. However, go to l&d if you have decreased fetal movements, cramping, pain that is increasing, or any vaginal bleeding. Even though unlikely, an abruption (placental separation)is what we worry about from any trauma. Check with your OB too.

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Are middle cramps all the way to below your belly button symptoms of pregnancy. Also if I put pressure on the area it hurts a little.

Are middle cramps all the way to below your belly button symptoms of pregnancy. Also if I put pressure on the area it hurts a little.

Possible: Just about any unusual sensation in the middle or lower abdomen in a fertile female can be a symptom of pregnancy. Best to get an hpt and check.

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I'm 33 weeks pregnant and my belly button is starting to pop out. But it hurts a lot whenever I touch it or rub it against something by accident.

Painful belly button: This is completely normal. It should go away after delivery. If it becomes very painful or you get a fever then see your obgyn because it could be a small bowel hernia.

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On treadmill for 15min at moderate pace and my belly hurt (near belly button). I stopped and it went away. 29 wk pregnant. Contraction? Is that okay?

On treadmill for 15min at moderate pace and my belly hurt (near belly button). I stopped and it went away. 29 wk pregnant. Contraction? Is that okay?

Yes: Irregular contractions are normal, if you have more than 6 anhour for more than an hour you need to call your doctor.

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