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Abdominal discomfort & occasional sharp pain in belly button area. 10 wks pregnant. Could it be gas? Constipation? What can I do?

Abdominal discomfort & occasional sharp pain in belly button area. 10 wks pregnant. Could it be gas? Constipation? What can I do?

Exam needed: Most likely a small umbilical hernia with omentum caught in the muscle defect (causing pain). Not urgent, unless pain gets worse. As uterus gets larger, chance of intestines getting caught would be even less. Could also just be peri-umbilical muscle stretching. In summary: you need an exam performed ...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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What could cause sharp stomach pain around the belly button area in a five year old boy? And why would orange juice send him into tears?

Meckel's diverticulu: There is a concept called referred pain. Pain felt at the belly button could be generated anywhere in his gut from just outside of his stomach to his mid-transverse colon-in other words, not very specific location. Bring him to his doc and if he is stymied to a peds GI doc. There is also possibility of Meckel's diverticulum. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have sharp pain radiating from belly button to right side. No pain when pressing on area. Possible causes?

I have sharp pain radiating from belly button to right side. No pain when pressing on area. Possible causes?

Need More Info: Need more detailed info on your menstrual cycle and the character and type of pain. The most important diagnosis to exclude is Appendicitis and tubal pregnancy. This best done with a check up at your doctor's office. ...Read more

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Sharp pain from below belly button shooting to center groin area earlier. Lasted intermittently for 30 mins. Should I be concerned?

Sharp pain from below belly button shooting to center groin area earlier. Lasted intermittently for 30 mins. Should I be concerned?

Hida Hida Ho: Only if a bullet's in there...We can get all kinds of weird, sharp shooting pains that come and go that we can't explain.It only becomes important if it begins to start a pattern: repeats or gets worse or other symptoms occur. Maybe it was just a cramp.No way to know until you can describe a pattern.Like"I was walking down the street minding my own business when all of a sudden I heard a shot..." ...Read more

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I am having a sharp pain behind my belly button it is a constant pain but seems to worsen when I sit or poke my belly button or around the area ?

I am having a sharp pain behind my belly button it is a constant pain but seems to worsen when I sit or poke my belly button or around the area
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Umblical hernia: or an infection is probably the cause of your problem. See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consult at my Virtual Practice web site www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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Have sharp pain at belly button. Last only moments. Also some pain opposite of this area on lower back just to the left of spine?

Possible diagnosis: Hernia pain is typically fleeting, comes and goes. Notice if the pain is also associated with a lump or firmness in the area. Okay to get in with your doc for exam. You may have an umbilical hernia. There are other possible diagnosis. ...Read more

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I hve a sharp pain in the pelvic area about 3-5s above my prvate part and below my belly button (center of them) about 5hrs ago but now its gone.

Needs checkup: the pain can come from various things if associated with nausea, throwing up or diarrhea could be start of a gastrointenstinal infection, if the pain is assocciated with eating or fever could be early appendicitis if the pain is early and may become more focal later, either way you need to be checked if the pain persists develops fever or nausea or loss of appetite ...Read more