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Have always had a very sensitive belly button. When touched/poked, i feel a sharp pain that goes internally. Didn't know it was abnormal. Any ideas y?

Have always had a very sensitive belly button. When touched/poked, i feel a sharp pain that goes internally. Didn't know it was abnormal. Any ideas y?

Umbilical Hernia: There is a very common condition at the belly button where the umbilicus did not close properly and there is a small hernia there. This should be evaluated by a surgeon and closed surgically. ...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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Tenderness above belly button on my abdomen(no where else) when touched or pressed on. What is this and should I be conserned?

Tenderness above belly button on my abdomen(no where else) when touched or pressed on. What is this and should I be conserned?

Many causes...: Tenderness above the belly button is associated with multiple possible causes from functional causes like gas to mechanical causes like hernia. Persistence of symptoms warrants bring up to your physician. Good luck! ...Read more

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My 1 year old, daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button. Just noticed it tonight, no pain when touched. ?

My 1 year old,  daughter has a lump on her right side a little under her belly button.  Just noticed it tonight,  no pain when touched.  
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Midline hernia: If you look at the cover of a "bodybuilder" mag you will see the person stretching and observe a line down the middle top to bottom from just below the ribs to the top of the pelvis. That usually closes by birth but sometimes not. In your child not and when she cries it pushes out a bit. That's called an umbilical hernia which will almost surely close on its own by school age. ...Read more

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I have a pain starting 1cm above belly button going up between my rib cages, it's very sensitive to touch, if it's touched I feel like I'll vomit.

I have a pain starting 1cm above belly button going up between my rib cages, it's very sensitive to touch, if it's touched I feel like I'll vomit.

Umbilical pain: Can be reflux from acid or H pylori and may respond to maalox or ranitidine or prevecid . For H pylori need antibiotics to completely clear. or can be gallbladder Or can be the beginning of appendicitis especially if moves to right lower abdomen. Would follow up today with doc/ urgent care ...Read more