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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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I have a severe sharp belly button pain.and a very sharp pain below my belly.this happens twice a day....always unable to walk?

I have a severe sharp belly button pain.and a very sharp pain below my belly.this happens twice a day....always unable to walk?

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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Right side of abdomen swollen but no pain. Sharp pain around belly button, pain on lower left back but tends to spread to the right.Headache, nausea?

Right side of abdomen swollen but no pain. Sharp pain around belly button, pain on lower left back but tends to spread to the right.Headache, nausea?

Examination needed: Because of rather diffuse symptoms, a physician would have take a thorough history and perform a physical examination in order to make a differential diagnosis. Appropriate tests will be ordered. Pain in the navel can be due to a small umbilical hernia. Lower back discomfort may be musculoskeletal in origin or be due to a urinary tract disorder. Headache,nausea are nonspecific.?viral ...Read more

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I have pain on right side about 7 inches from my belly button sharp stabbing pain it comes and goes ?

I have pain on right side about 7 inches from my belly button sharp stabbing pain it comes and goes ?

Check it out?: Any pain like that have a reason, it is very hard to discuss her , have your doctor check it out for you. Good luck. ...Read more

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For the past 2 or 3 days when I wash or even lightly touch my belly button..Sharp pain shoots drectly to the opening of my vagina. Thoughts?

For the past 2 or 3 days when I wash or even lightly touch my belly button..Sharp pain shoots drectly to the opening of my vagina.  Thoughts?

Infection: You may have irritated your belly button or have an infection. This can cause the pain you are describing. ...Read more

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Had sharp pain belly button to groin afew wks ago setting keg from truck to ground.left testicle feels uncomfortable,not swollen or black and blue?

Had sharp pain belly button to groin afew wks ago setting keg from truck to ground.left testicle feels uncomfortable,not swollen or black and blue?

Hernia?: Good chance this is a hernia. Could also be a pulled muscle, but reference of the discomfort to the testicle argues towards a hernia. You should get that checked out, as you may need corrective surgery. ...Read more

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I have had consistent belly button pain. It goes away when i finally fall asleep but it comes back when i wake up. I have also had sharp ovarian pain.

I have had consistent belly button pain. It goes away when i finally fall asleep but it comes back when i wake up. I have also had sharp ovarian pain.

Exam: Any pain that persists warrants an exam. There are lots of possibilities, but this is a case where you need someone to examine your abdomen and pelvis. Good luck, hopefully it is something simple to diagnose and treat. ...Read more

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Sharp stabbing pain left of belly button, sharp pain under ribs, dizzy and sweaty gallbladder has been removed what could this be?

Sharp stabbing pain left of belly button, sharp pain under ribs, dizzy and sweaty gallbladder has been removed what could this be?

Exam needed: The differential diagnosis is vast and your symptoms may be related to stomach, small bowel or pancreas pathology, among others. Critical questions to answer will be: how do your symptoms relate to meals? Are your symptoms similar to the symptoms that prompted your cholecystectomy? What tests did you already undergo? Would suggest a gastroenterologist evaluation and further tests as needed. ...Read more