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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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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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Really sharp pain on the left of my belly button and my right lower back on and off for several weeks. It lasts hours, then goes away.What could it be?

Really sharp pain on the left of my belly button and my right lower back on and off for several weeks. It lasts hours, then goes away.What could it be?

Answer: My top concern is an abdominal aneurysm. Other less critical issues are endometriosis, back pain, cramps, kidney stones, appendicitis and the list can go in the abdomen. I recommend you a doctor to approiately get all the information to approiately diagnosis it. ...Read more

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Having pain about 3 inches left of my belly button today, 1 spot. Happened in past hurt more back then & more often. What could it be?

Having pain about 3 inches left of my belly button today, 1 spot. Happened in past hurt more back then & more often. What could it be?

? constipation: This is usually intestine related, perhaps constipation. If the pain becomes more severe or is associated with other symptoms, have it evaluated. In the meantime, would use a laxative to have a bowel movement. ...Read more

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Causes of dull achy pain inches left of my belly button? I take 1-2 pillls of excedrin daily, could be that as cause? Trying to get off excedrin.

Causes of dull achy pain inches left of my belly button? I take 1-2 pillls of excedrin daily, could be that as cause?  Trying to get off excedrin.

Unlikely: excedrin unlikely to be cause. List of possible causes pretty long. Need to see you doctor for a good history exam and appropriate testing to help you. Sorry this was not more helpful. Best of luck. Dr. R ...Read more

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I was laying down & felt a dull pain about 2 inches left of my belly button just curious what is located there and what the pain may be from? Thank u

Depends: On the surface the discomfort could be from an umbilical hernia or from a sore strained muscle. Internally there are too many structures to guess the cause of pains without a much more detailed physical exam & medical history. ...Read more

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I had my gallbladder removed 2 weeks ago this Tuesday. I am getting use to the changes, but am feeling a sharp pain 1" to the left of my belly button?

Probably normal: All patients experience pain after laparoscopic Cholecystectomy. The pain doesn't always correlate with the incisions since we operate in various portions of the abdomen through those incisions. if the pain is improving, fevers and tolerating a diet normally it is part of a normal postoperative recovery. pain from surgery usually resolved within 8 weeks. If pain worsens see your surgeon ...Read more

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I have the mirena (levonorgestrel).. I can feel my strings but I have a pain sensation to the left of my belly button area. Is that normal?

I have the mirena (levonorgestrel).. I can feel my strings but I have a pain sensation to the left of my belly button area. Is that normal?

No: IIt is normal and common to have some pelvic cramping soon after you have a Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD inserted. However, it is not normal to have the pain you describe, but it may not be due to the Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD, especially since your pain is higher up than your uterus. See your clinician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I am having a throbbing, pulsating pain 7mm to the left of my belly button. Is it cancer? 

I am having a throbbing, pulsating pain 7mm to the left of my belly button. Is it cancer? 

Likely not: See your doctor for pains that do not go away or are worrisome. It may be something as simple as gas pain, but could also represent a host of other medical problems that your doctor should help you with. ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain near the left side of my belly button?

Many possibilities: If your pain doesn't go away, see your doctor for an exam and history. Abdominal pain has many causes, from simply excess gas, muscle cramps or strain, to hernias. A good history and physical exam will reassure you, and help come to a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain to my left side of my belly button....On and off pain but its getting frequent past a day....Not sharp pain but causing discomfort...Infection?

Pain to my left side of my belly button....On and off pain but its getting frequent past a day....Not sharp pain but causing discomfort...Infection?

Peri umbilical Pain: Common "dodd poisoning" or viral gastroenteritis can cause this, but so can many other things, including an inflamed appendix. If you develop a fever, or the pain gets worse and moves downward, or the symptoms don't clear in a few days, i would consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above my belly button. Why?

I had gall bladder surgery 3 weeks ago and now I am having pain in my left side above  my belly button. Why?

See Your Surgeon: It's very difficult to answer this without the benefit of the knowledge of your surgery or your physical exam findings. What i can tell you is that the gallbladder is usually removed from the abdomen thru the umbilical incision. Therefore, it is common to have pain there even three weeks later. ...Read more

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I have had reoccurring sharp pain left of my belly button for two years or more before that it was dull.on my left top rib under neath inside it i get?

I have had reoccurring sharp pain left of my belly button for two years or more before that it was dull.on my left top rib under neath inside it i get?

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, mass. Get checked. ...Read more