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Slight on and off pain on top of belly button or in middle of stomach no other symptoms what can this be..hope its not appendicitis?

Slight on and off pain on top of belly button or in middle of stomach no other symptoms what can this be..hope its not appendicitis?

Doubtful: If the pain has been there for more than a few days, its unlikely to be appendicitis. It could be a hernia at the belly button, or just above. This is especially true of there is an associated lump that can be pushed in to the abdomen. Best to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Timing depends on duration and severity - longer and milder, less urgent. Hope this helps! ...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 lie on my stomach a short period of time i get pain from the top of my belly button upwards&feels like it is being yanked with a string, what is if?

I lie on my stomach a short period of time i get pain from the top of my belly button upwards&feels like it is being yanked with a string, what is if?

Ligamentum teres: There is a ligament that connects your liver to your belly button. When you lay down you may be pulling that ligament reproducting you symptoms. You should see your doctor to confirm this! ...Read more

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She is having pains on the left side from boob down even to top of belly button. Feels like a sharp pain. Also hurts at the top of abdomen in the cent?

She is having pains on the left side from boob down even to top of belly button. Feels like a sharp pain. Also hurts at the top of abdomen in the cent?

See a physician: This format is not meant to diagnose illness.It's not possible to make a diagnosis without a thorough history or the ability to question and examen you. Please see a physician.Don't try to diagnose yourself on the internet, you won't be able to and only confuse and worry yourself. It takes years of training to learn to interpret symptoms Sorry I couldn't be more helpful. I hope you get well soon. ...Read more

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If I push my belly out & press pretty hard both hands from the sternum to top of belly button.. It feels lumpy on both sides.. Is this muscle?

If I push my belly out & press pretty hard both hands from  the sternum to top of belly button.. It feels lumpy on both sides.. Is this muscle?

May be: Muscle generally not lumpy.... Is there a lot of fat on op of that muscle? That can feel lumpy. Some people may have hernia- but usually there is previous surgery to cause that ...Read more

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Ok the top of my abdomen is rock hard and the bottom under my belly button Is soft. ?

Ok the top of my abdomen is rock hard and the bottom under my belly button Is soft. ?

Constant?: If so, you may have an enlarged liver or mass of some kind. You should be seen and examined. If it comes and goes, it could possibly be some buildup of fluid or gas, not so serious. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?

What does it mean when I touch the top of my belly button it hurts, but when I don't touch it doesn't hurt? Could it be something serious?

Several things: Very localized pain at the top of your belly button could mean a small abscess (pimple). Is there any redness? Could be a small umbilical hernia. (Is there any puffiness?) If this has been going on for a long period of time, is is associated with other symptoms? Diarrhea,etc.? Most umbilical pain is related to bowel disorders, kidney disorders, infections, etc. Some can be serious. Check with Dr. ...Read more

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I was cleaning my belly button and two little black things came out and I'm not sure what they are it's kinda black on the top and white on the end.

I was cleaning my belly button and  two little black things came out and I'm not sure what they are it's kinda black on the top and white on the end.

Maybe blackheads or: A person can get blackheads (open comedones) anywhere, but they are more common in locations that can have acne. First, a skin pore is partly blocked by a little clump of skin cells. The skin pore continues producing more skin cells, mixed with some oils. At the surface, oxygen causes the dead skin cells to darken. An old piercing track, or an old suture track, can also make 2 blackheads. ...Read more

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