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Dr. Ronald Shelton
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
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My belly button has a sharp pain to it. What is this?

Dr. Ronald Shelton
Board Certified, Dermatology
32 years in practice
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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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Leonard Metildi
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Leonard Metildi
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Omobola Oji
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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There is a sharp pain whenever i press down directly in the middle of my abdomen above the belly button. What could this be?

Dr. Omobola Oji
Board Certified, Family Medicine
28 years in practice
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There is a sharp pain whenever i press down directly in the middle of my abdomen above the belly button. What could this be?

Tough to know: You will need to give more details and probably examination by a physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Asha Kamnani
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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I have sharp pain radiating from belly button to right side. No pain when pressing on area. Possible causes?

Dr. Asha Kamnani
Board Certified, Obstetrics and Gynecology
38 years in practice
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Need More Info: Need more detailed info on your menstrual cycle and the character and type of pain. The most important diagnosis to exclude is Appendicitis and tubal pregnancy. This best done with a check up at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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My belly button hurts when I touch it..its a weird sensation sharp pain ?

Dr. Clarence Grim
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
52 years in practice
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My belly button hurts when I touch it..its a weird sensation  sharp pain ?

Belly button pain: I would go to Dr and have them push it. Could be hernia. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
34 years in practice
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I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. can you tell me whats wrong with my belly button??

Dr. Charles Cattano
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
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I have a sharp pain in my belly button like its ripping or is being pulled. can you tell me whats wrong with my belly button??

Belly-button pain: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Lippe
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
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Why do I have sharp pain in my belly button?

Dr. Scott Lippe
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
24 years in practice
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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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Dr. Mihir Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
10 years in practice
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I get a sharp pain to the left of my belly button but at the same level as my belly button. It's off and on throughout the day. ?

Dr. Mihir Patel
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
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I get a sharp pain to the left of my belly button but at the same level as my belly button. It's off and on throughout the day. ?

Need more details: any other symptoms ? Can be intestinal spasm; need further eval ...Read more

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Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
20 years in practice
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What causes sharp pain by left belly button it's short lived and happens every now and then?

Dr. Susan Arnoult
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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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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Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
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I have a sharp pain above my belly button....What could it be?

Dr. Geoffrey Tyson
Board Certified, Pain Management
34 years in practice
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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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