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My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

Belly button pain: There can be many different causes of belly button pain. Skin rashes can involve yeast and this dermatitis, herpes simplex virus can cause a painful rash, and bacterial infections can cause pain. If someone is overly cleaning the umbilicus with q-tips and cleansers it can start to hurt. Some serious intestinal problems can refer pain to the belly button so see your doctor if it's not a rash. ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Umbilical hernia: Most likely cause of your symptoms is an umbilical hernia with fat caught in it. Do you notice a bulge in the umbilicus? A simple physical exam should determine if you have a hernia. ...Read more

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Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Sharp pains: Dont know answer is too big for vague pain but if it gets worse go to er! ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

Lots of things: There is a long list of things that can cause abdominal pain. Unless this was just there for a few minutes and went away i would suggest getting in to see your primary care provider relatively soon. If it is there and hasn't gone away you should see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

Muscle pain: The most likely answer is some sort of muscular spasm causing the pain. There is also the possibility of a small umbilical hernia that could periodically cause some sharp pains. If the pain becomes severe and is associated with nausea, vomiting or fever, see a doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on my right side right across same level as my belly button and it's on and off for 3 months or more?

Multiple reasons: Your pain could be related to gall bladder( gall stones) kidney stones, or intestinal problems. These r the main ones though other possibilities are there. Possible abdominal us after thorough checkup, lab work might be needed. ...Read more

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