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Would I get a pain below my belly button if I was pregnant?

Would I get a pain below my belly button if I was pregnant?

Not necessarily.: 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. They may begin after missed period. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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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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I'm 28weeks pregnant why do I only feel movement below my belly button? Why is my baby so far down? Will he move up on his own? Is something wrong?

I'm 28weeks pregnant why do I only feel movement below my belly button? Why is my baby so far down? Will he move up on his own? Is something wrong?

28 weeks preg: Do not worry. As long as you feel fetal movement that is good. The fetus is small about 15 inches inches and should be actually settling in head down position for delivery. A sonongram will show you more regarding position. The fetus can hear and does blink and dream at this point.. Good luck ...Read more

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For the past 2 days I have been having a pulling feeling right below my belly button. I am 2 days past ovulation. Am I pregnant?

For the past 2 days I have been having a pulling feeling right below my belly button. I am 2 days past ovulation. Am I pregnant?

Pregnancy: I would suggest you have a pregnancy test. Your symptom is very nonspecific and may not mean anything particular. ...Read more

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In my first few weeks of pregnancy, can I feel my cervix at all? If its high or hard? Is it below my belly button that I should feel? Please explain

In my first few weeks of pregnancy, can I feel my cervix at all? If its high or hard? Is it below my belly button that I should feel? Please explain

You shouldn't: You shouldn't be feeling your cervix. Let it be. As the pregnancy progresses, the cervix stays in its place and the uterus enlarges above moving above the pubic bone. ...Read more

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When I press an inch below my belly button, I have pain. Is it because I'm about to start my period or pregnancy?

When I press an inch below my belly button, I have pain. Is it because I'm about to start my period or pregnancy?

Pain: I would get in and see a professional because this is not enough information for giving you a credible response. Sorry I could not help. ...Read more

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For the past three days I have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. I'm not pregnant.

For the past three days I have felt what feels exactly like a baby kicking inside my stomach. Right below my belly button. I'm not pregnant.

Need to be checked: At the risk of stating the obvious, if you are not pregnant then what you are feeling cannot be a baby kicking. You need to consult your physician to figure out what this really is. ...Read more

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I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a small knot 4 or 5 inches below my belly button that is numb. Roughly size of 50 cent piece. Is it serious?

I am 35 weeks pregnant and I have a small knot 4 or 5 inches below my belly button that is numb. Roughly size of 50 cent piece. Is it serious?

probably a hernia: Likely an insignificant hernia. If it becomes painful, grows, or symptoms of bowel obstruction develop (such as vomiting, diarrhea, constipation, pain, & distension)... Then you should get out checked before your next OB appointment. ...Read more

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Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Where do pregnant women first see their stomach growing? Right below my belly button seems to be sticking out. I haven't had sex since september w/con

Yes: Mentally imagine the connection, an empty uterus sits in the pelvis. One with a fetus in it grows from there. Usually bulge up to belly button by 20 weeks. Should be setting yourself up with good prenatal care, prenatal vitamin, and obstetrician. ...Read more

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I am 7 weeks pregnant, since 1 week my lower stomach (below my belly-button) is getting harder and bigger. Is it normal? Its visible only when I lie down

Depends: Rarely when a woman is very thin the growing uterus will begin to push your intestines out, causing a bulge, however this is rare at 7 weeks, and would not be "hard." perhaps you are farther along than you thought, or something else is going on. ...Read more

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My uterus is still 1 1/2 inches below my belly button. I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant. Is my uterus still low a cause for concern?

My uterus is still 1 1/2 inches below my belly button. I am 19 weeks 3 days pregnant. Is my uterus still low a cause for concern?

Not necessarily: The height of your uterus in your abdomen is only an approximation of appropriate fetal growth. Ultrasound is a better gauge of fetal growth and health. ...Read more

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I'm five mnths pregnant and my stomach isn't hard. L also cnt feel my uterus below my belly button. Is this normal?

I'm five mnths pregnant and my stomach isn't hard. L also cnt feel my uterus below my belly button. Is this normal?

Well...: First, are you certain of how many weeks along you are? At 20 weeks gestation (about 5 months), we expect your uterine fundus to be as high as your belly button. Some women carry their pregnancies in a very "posterior" fashion, so may not "show" as much as other pregnant women. However, your physician should be able to feel the fundal height at this point; check with your doctor. ...Read more

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Five mnths pregnant and can not feel my uterus below my belly button, my stomach isn't even hard yet! Could something be wrong?

Five mnths pregnant and can not feel my uterus below my belly button, my stomach isn't even hard yet! Could something be wrong?

Preg with sm uterus: Possibly. The best advice is to make an appt with an obstetrician, and to have a sonogram for fetal growth. This will provide the answer as to whether the baby is growing and appropriate for the age of your pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have bumpy red stretch marks below my belly button. 37 weeks pregnant, is it pupps? It looks like rashes ontop of my stretch marks.

I have bumpy red stretch marks below my belly button. 37 weeks pregnant, is it pupps? It looks like rashes ontop of my stretch marks.

Need to see it: We can not answer this as we can not see your rash. Pupps is usually a profuse rash all over the abdomen associated with intense itching. See your obgyn for evaluation. ...Read more

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When I press just below my belly button it feels rock solid hard in the middle, sort of tube shaped and also around. Normal periods so not pregnant.

When I press just below my belly button it feels rock solid hard in the middle, sort of tube shaped and also around. Normal periods so not pregnant.

See PCP ; a surgeon!: Without a direct physical exam and more thorough history gathering, I would not be able to venture a guess other than a pathologic lymph node or perhaps a mass that would require biopsy, if not excision. Get seen this week! ...Read more

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My uterus is still 3 inches below my belly button at 17 weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

My uterus is still 3 inches below my belly button at 17 weeks pregnant. Is this normal?

Most likely: In general, the uterus reaches the belly button @ about 20 weeks. At 17 weeks it is about the width of 3 fingers below the belly button. Let your OB know of your concerns at your next visit. If she is also concerned, she will probably do an ultrasound. I stress the term "in general" since these are just rough guidelines. ...Read more

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I'm 17 weeks pregnant, and when I feel my uterus it is about 1 finger below my belly button. Is that alright? Does everyone measure a little different?

I'm 17 weeks pregnant, and when I feel my uterus it is about 1 finger below my belly button. Is that alright? Does everyone measure a little different?

Yes to both.: That is normal and everyone measures slightly different. On average, after 20 weeks the fundus (top of the uterus) measures about as many centimeters from the pubic bone as you are weeks pregnant, +/- 2 cm. I.E. 20weeks = 20cm (18-24 cm): 30 weeks = 30 cm (28-32cm). ...Read more

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Could I be pregnant after a tubal I had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery I had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Could I be pregnant after a tubal I had a tubal cauterization done in june of 2011 they went in through a 4inch scar below my belly button b/c it was from a former surgery. 4 days after my surgery I had a fever of 102 and my stomach was swollen and hot bu

Even: Even though there is a 1% chance of pregnancy after having your tubes tied irregardless of your complications, there are more likely causes depending on your age and other symptoms. Reasons for a missed period besides pregnancy are stress, poor diet, extreme exercise, weight loss, hormone imbalance such as with thyroid disorders or polycystic ovarian syndrome and even peri-menopause if you are older. You should take a pregnancy test just to be certain you are not pregnant. If you are still not sure why your period has become irregular, you should give your ob/gyn doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is it normal for you belly button being sensitive while pregnant?

Is it normal for you belly button being sensitive while pregnant?

Sensitive Umbilicus: Sensitivity around the umbilicus (belly button) is common in the second and their trimester. The likely reason for this is from stretching of the pregnant abdomen and that the tissue around the umbilicus does not stretch in the same way. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a blue circle around your belly button when you're pregnant?

Probably normal: During pregnancy, the belly button is often a source of discomfort and change. Assuming that you are not in any pain, then discoloration reflects stretching of the skin at this site. Often you might also note darkening of the skin as well during pregnancy. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and some white smelly stuff is coming out my belly button is it bad or maybe I didn't clean it good?

I'm pregnant and some white smelly stuff is coming out my belly button is it bad or maybe I didn't clean it good?

Likely the latter: Some belly buttons are quite deep and difficult, so you may need to enlist someone's help in getting it cleaned out. You will then be able to tell if anything else is going on with it. ...Read more

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In pregnancy when does your belly button sick out?

Maybe never...: ..but can be seen with umbilical hernias at any time during pregnancy. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Yes I want to know after you have surgery on your belly button can you get pregnant after?

Yes, you can.: Surgery on the belly button would in no way affect the ability to become pregnant ...Read more

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Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Is it normal to have slight pain in your belly button when your pregnant? I'm 23 weeks and 2 days

Pregnancy: Hi, Carrying a baby puts a lot of pressure on your muscles, joints and veins. This can make you feel uncomfortable around your stomach area.
So if you have no other symptoms then you should be fine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what occurs to a pregnant woman who is stabbed multiple times below her belly button?

Can you tell me what occurs to a pregnant woman who is stabbed multiple times below her belly button?

It could potentially: Be lethal. Depending on how far into the pregnancy - the uterus might be hit and directly effect fetus. This woman would need emergency medical evaluation. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My wife is 3months pregnant and complaining of sharp pain around and above her belly button. What should we do? Should we be concerned?

My wife is 3months pregnant and complaining of sharp pain around and above her belly button. What should we do? Should we be concerned?

May be significant: You should never hesitate to call you OB provider if she is having pain - that is what they are there for. It is even more urgent if there is fever, nausea, vomiting, vaginal discharge or bleeding. It may be nothing too - call them and get some reassurance. ...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