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Why do I have belly button pain upon stretching?

Why do I have belly button pain upon stretching?

Where tissue connect: The lining of the abdomen called peritoneum all bunches together at the belly button therefore anything that moves or irritates those tissues can result in discomfort or stretching in that area. ...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


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I have pain an inch left of my belly button that is noticeable when bending, stretching and coughing. I skipped a period. Is it related?

I have pain an inch left of my belly button that is noticeable when bending, stretching and coughing. I skipped a period. Is it related?

Need more specifics: By what described, this pain seems related to physical activities, which, in turn, may suggest some disorders of local muscles or nerves. But no one can tell for sure without detailing all symptoms with the sequence of events + timely physical exam + testing. How to get all related things done correctly? Follow instructions in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. Then you can work better.... ...Read more

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I have a slight swelling redness just above my belly button...pain when stretching. Otherwise no pain...i am 32 yes male?

Umbilicus: The umbilicus is often the site of infection and this may cause the discomfort. Have the area cleaned with a mild soap and apply an antibacterial ointment like bacitracin or neosporin to see if the inflammation resolves. Consult your physician as needed. ...Read more

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24 days post op gallbladder removal. Pain when stretching or sitting slouched left side of belly button. Just started yesterday.?

24 days post op gallbladder removal. Pain when stretching or sitting slouched left side of belly button. Just started yesterday.?

Quite normal: It is normal to experience some pain 24 days after surgery by stretching or pulling on the muscles or soft tissues inadvertently injured during surgery. Give it more time to heal, if it hurts, don't do whatever cause the pain. Don't push your body, back off on your activities, get more rest, take it easy and expect some discomfort here and there from time to time. If pain gets worse, see your doc ...Read more

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I've been having severe pains around and underneath my belly button its a very sharp and painful feeling pain escalates when urinating & stretching?

I've been having severe pains around and underneath my belly button its a very sharp and painful feeling pain escalates when urinating & stretching?

Belly pain: There are different causes for your pain that need to be taken into consideration. Urinary tract infection is one of the most common ones in sexually active females especially if the pain intensifies with urination. Pelvic infections is another reason. Intestinal problems would probably be next to rule out. ...Read more

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I'm 29weeks pregnant about 2:30am woke up from a pain of stretching, ripping, burning between my breasts and belly button what could this be?

I'm 29weeks pregnant about 2:30am woke up from a pain of stretching, ripping, burning between my breasts and belly button what could this be?

Go to hospital...: I'm not sure what is causing your symptoms but it sounds worrisome to me. Most hospitals have a triage area next to labor and delivery where pregnant women can go for evaluation. I would get evaluated as your symptoms sound quite severe and abnormal. It could turn out to be something simple but I wouldn't assume that. Best wishes! ...Read more

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32 weeks preg. Feeling of a particular muscle close to my belly button stretching wen doing certain things. Lasts only seconds. Seems 2 b increasing.

32 weeks preg. Feeling of a particular muscle close to my belly button stretching wen doing certain things. Lasts only seconds. Seems 2 b increasing.

Yes, you are right!: The rectus abdominus muscle that runs between your pubic bone and the breast bone is "stretching" just like your pregnancy is doing the same. ...Read more

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My hCG was 43 at miscarriage, u/s showed empty uterus. 2wks later I feel stretching below my belly button&all symptoms are back. Is this normal?

My hCG was 43 at miscarriage, u/s showed empty uterus. 2wks later I feel stretching below my belly button&all symptoms are back. Is this normal?

Pregnancy test: If your HCG was 43 after a miscarriage, it should have tapered down drastically in the following days. I would expect that if you performed a pregnancy test right now after 2 weeks, it would return negative. If positive, that might explain your symptoms and you should go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Sharp random pain in belly button, can't stand straight/stretch b/c it feels like my belly button gets stretched tremendously?

Sharp random pain in belly button, can't stand straight/stretch b/c it feels like my belly button gets stretched tremendously?

See your doctor: Your symptoms may be signs of something significantly wrong. One cannot tell without a complete history, physical and possible lab/imaging tests. Follow with your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Oct.'13, had emerg. C-section. Having severe pain in belly button since Jan.'14; feels like it is being pulled from inside. Hurts to laugh, stretch.

Abdominal pain: It's possible that you have developed some adhesions, or scar tissue, from the C-section, causing the pain you are now having. An abdominal ultrasound may be helpful to start with, but if you're having severe pains you definitely need to see your general provider and/or the OB/GYN. ...Read more

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Belly button hurts when I stretch upward, why is that?

Where tissue connect: The lining of the abdomen called peritoneum all bunches together at the belly button therefore anything that moves or irritates those tissues can result in discomfort or stretching in that area. ...Read more

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Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime I stretch?

Why do I get really bad pain above my belly button everytime I stretch?

Possible hernia: You could have an epigastric hernia with incarcerated fat. Stretching narrows the opening putting pressure on the extruded fat causing pain. Do you have a palpable lump at the site of your pain? If so then it is a hernia. See a surgeon. ...Read more

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I have pain beneath my belly button. I feel a sharp pain when I stretch or put pressure on it. I've had it before. It lasts a few days. What is it?

I have pain beneath my belly button. I feel a sharp pain when I stretch or put pressure on it. I've had it before. It lasts a few days. What is it?

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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I have mild pain in center of the stomach around Belly button and its becomes worse when I stretch or press that area what wad the problem?

I have mild pain in center of the stomach around Belly button and its becomes worse when I stretch or press that area what wad the problem?

Seek eval: Hi
Abdominal pain is a very complex diagnostic area. If you are having moderate to severe pain, you need to see your local doctor as soon as possible. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to feel discomfort around belly button while im taking metformin for 2wks now. I feel like my muscle streching inside..

Is it normal to feel discomfort around belly button while im taking metformin for 2wks now. I feel like my muscle streching inside..

Common side effect: Yes, abdominal or stomach discomfort is a common side effect of metformin. It goes away w/time. If unbearable, ask for lower dose. Or try extended release formula. Check out http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/metformin-side-effects. Html for more info. ...Read more

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Have a burning pain to the left of my belly button tht comes in goes when bending stretch or jus sitting down or getting up or even walking?

Have a burning pain to the left of my belly button tht comes in goes when bending stretch or jus sitting down or getting up or even walking?

LLQ discomfort: Causes of recurrent llq abdominal discomfort may be identified by first addressing accompanying signs/symptoms so as to localize the organ involved: vaginal discharge or bleeding, alteration in periods, pregnancy risk? Fever, nausea, vomiting, altered stool pattern, blood with stool, tenderness, distension? Painful urination, blood in urine? Recent trauma, herniations? Age? Gender? Risk factors? ...Read more

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PLEASE ANSWER! Belly button pain but only when I move/stretch. If I stay still I'm fine. I'm on period. Is it related? Should I be VERY worried?

PLEASE ANSWER! Belly button pain but only when I move/stretch. If I stay still I'm fine. I'm on period. Is it related? Should I be VERY worried?

Not urgent: Mid-lower abdominal pain with pelvic movement suggests symphysis pubis, SP, subluxation with SP ligament strain/pain. Menses-associated hormone Relaxin engenders loose pelvic ligaments; more likely to manifest in those with Hypermobility Syndrome, HS, or if loose sacroiliac joint & concommitent low back pain. Panic attacks oft occur with HS & is known relationship HS & evolution of fibromyalgia. ...Read more

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Hi just today I had gotten up to stretch and a sharp pain started at my belly button and ended at my vagina. Is there something wrong down there?

Hi just today I had gotten up to stretch and a sharp pain started at my belly button and ended at my vagina. Is there something wrong down there?

I do not know: Without an exam it is tough to say over the computer. It may be a simple muscle strain/sprain, or could be something else "down there." Get an exam if the issues continue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Tightness in my stomach above belly button, hurts to stretch or stand straight. No pain otherwise. What can it be?

Muscle Sprain: You may have sprained one of your abdominal muscles; it should get better over time; some heat might help; ...Read more