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Had sharp pain across belly button. Now have dull pain on left side thru back down to groin. Very painful. Can't see dr until Mon. What to do?

Had sharp pain across belly button. Now have dull pain on left side thru back down to groin. Very painful. Can't see dr until Mon. What to do?

Pain: These symptoms may reflect a kidney stone or a kidney infection. It is atypical for kidney pain to reflect to the navel, but the other symptoms you describe suggest kidney and ureteral pain. The other possibility is an ovarian cyst problem or pelvic tube infection. I recommend you be evaluated sooner than Monday. ...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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What's causing the pain that goes across my belly button? That pain keep me from moving for a while and it hurt really bad!

What's causing the pain that goes across my belly button? That pain keep me from moving for a while and it hurt really bad!

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. Get checked. ...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?

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